Turning Saw

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Project by mikewhite posted 270 days ago 1343 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New bowsaw made from a fallen branch of our crabapple and the Tools For Working Wood Turning Saw kit. I’m pretty happy with the results. I have wanted a bowsaw for a while but the cost was a little prohibitive. For $25 I have a new bow saw, the opportunity to try several new woodworking techniques AND the satisfaction of knowing that I made a quality tool. That’s a Win-Win-Win in my book.

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#1 posted 270 days ago

Awesome work!
I’d really love to have one of these too…Added to my wish list!
Thank You!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 270 days ago

Very nice bowsaw, great job on the build. I also like the grain on that wood, crabapple you say – I have got to get me some of that.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 270 days ago

Nice saw, Mike!! Very well designed!! And you’ll appreciate it more because you made it your self!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#4 posted 270 days ago

Wonderful saw, this is a frind for life.
Nothing like Tools selfmade.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 270 days ago

Beautiful work Mike, a life time saw no doubt.

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#6 posted 270 days ago

very well made

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#7 posted 270 days ago

Good job mike. I too have made the gramercy saw. I especially like their take on this classic design and their pins allow for affixing different blade types. I do have an issue with my pins twisting in the handles though. It would be cool if they offered tapered pins and a tapered drill bit. Woe is me. Enjoy your new toy.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 269 days ago

Great job on this saw. Love the wood grain and style to this one.

Enjoy makin’ sawdust!


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#9 posted 269 days ago

Winner winner chicken dinner. Good job.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#10 posted 267 days ago

Great looking tool, the wood is gorgeous and finish too. A great addition in the shop.

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#11 posted 267 days ago

That’s a very nice looking tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 267 days ago

It came out lovely. I have had one of these on my someday list for quite a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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