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Project by mikewhite posted 07-26-2013 06:13 PM 1549 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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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 07:28 PM

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 08:01 PM

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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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 09:27 PM

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!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 10:18 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 11:47 PM

Beautiful work Mike, a life time saw no doubt.

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steliart

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 11:58 PM

very well made

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

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woodcox

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 03:49 AM

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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jjw5858

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 01:23 PM

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

Enjoy makin’ sawdust!

Joe

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

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Hugh

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 05:55 PM

Winner winner chicken dinner. Good job.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 05:17 PM

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 07-29-2013 05:27 PM

That’s a very nice looking tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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 07-29-2013 05:47 PM

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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