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Project by waho6o9 posted 05-24-2012 01:37 AM 2359 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Home made bow saw using maple and I think rose wood. The pins that hold the blade kept pulling out so I drill some holes and put some brass rods through them, hence the second upside down picture. I used fishing line instead of twine and it seems to work well.
Parts and or kits can be purchased at Gramercy.
Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 05-24-2012 02:21 AM

Great Lookin Saw

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 04:46 AM

I appreciate the compliment, thank you Jim.

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 07:49 AM

Nice saw, nothing like our own tools.
Wonderful bench.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 11:08 AM

Very nice, like the contrasts in color.
good catch with the brass.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 11:32 AM

That’s a very nice bow saw, Waho. Would you recommend the Gramercy hardware?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 11:43 AM

very nice looking saw. Well done

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 03:04 PM

Yes Brandon I would recommend Gramercy’s hardware and their blades are good as well.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com//Merchant/merchant.mvc?/Merchant/merchant.mvc

Thank you for your kind words I appreciate the comments.

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 07:01 PM

congrats with your new toy :-) looking good
nothing is better to use than homemade tools

using nylon fishing wire is not a good option ….. it strech too much .. IMO

Dennis

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 05-25-2012 02:05 PM

I appreciate your opinion Dennis, thank you. What would be a good alternative to fishing line?

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 05:37 PM

every robe strech when new some more than others even the thinest of them
but traditionel they here in Denmark and I think in the rest of europe
either hamp or cotton lines /robe but if you go further back in time
they used what was able to get local
the hamp robe was widely used for every thing in the good old days
though you had to maintain it
thats why people changed to nylon robe since they dont want to or havn´t the time to maintain
natural robe
I think its a shame since the old robes is a great product to use
and have in your hand

I have seen you can buy bowsaws with an irondowl thing with treads at the ends with nuts
tighten with
I do find that option a little werd since I´m grown up using the wedge flipping type

what ever you deside to use I wish you good luck with the saw :-)

Dennis

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 02:00 AM

Good looking saw.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 04:12 AM

Gut tag, Dennis.

Beautiful saw my friend. I always say a tool that is both beautiful and useful that you made yourself is a joy forever and a thing of pride.

I believe if you go back far enough, they used animal sinew to tighten the blade.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 05-27-2012 05:27 AM

Paul
I think you are right .. jut like on bows :-)

Dennis

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#14 posted 09-08-2012 05:36 PM

This is gorgeous; I can’t believe I’m just now seeing it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 11-23-2013 06:18 PM

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Great work and very tastefully executed.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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