Coping Saw Build

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Project by wingate_52 posted 687 days ago 1779 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purpleheart frame members and handle. Solid brass ferrule and blade holders. Stainless steel rod, levers and hex nuts. alloy cam lever. polish and wax finish.

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#1 posted 687 days ago

It is beautiful. Did you buy a hardware kit from someone or make your own? You have a pretty fancy tightener. This is high on my list to do.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 687 days ago

Elegant!! What is the throat depth of this beauty?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 687 days ago

Beautiful! Can you all a tool beautiful? YOU BET!!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 686 days ago

Thanks. I am a Grammar (High) School teacher. This is a project I am leading for year 10 students. I want to show them a variety of workshop skills. The metal parts are all made from scratch.. The saw has a 3 1/2” throat, but the blade can be rotated to give clearance. The saw is heavy and cuts really well, taking standard coping saw blades. The cam and curved brass washer works really well and a high tension can be achieved. I made a similar cam lock for my archery bow stand.

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#5 posted 686 days ago


-- Joel

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#6 posted 686 days ago

beautyfull little framesaw :-)
I´m more to using very thin robe for thighten up the framesaws
instead of using a metal rod but I take my hat of for the biggest inovation
that have happened to the framesaw concept the last two hundred years
using quickrelease system on one is a genial idea :-)

thank for sharing the idea of it ….... one of those why didn´t I think of that having a bycircle with quickrelease on both wheels , the sadlepind and under the stear

take care

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#7 posted 686 days ago

Very interesting saw build and I sure would like to see a drawing with dimensions .
All the parts having been shop made makes it that much more desirable of a project .
I am happy to see you teaching this to students as this is what is needed to get them interested ,great project.

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 686 days ago

Nice wood,hardware and build. This looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#9 posted 686 days ago

That looks awesome. great wood choice and hardware choice.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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