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Project by mpmitche posted 12-01-2013 04:07 PM 1727 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bowsaw I finally got around to. I needed it for a few other projects so it was time to do it. I got the the pins from Tools for Working Wood and found them to be excellent and very helpful in my construction. I used the design from their website for the parts as well. My turnings are pretty rough as I have just started working on the lathe. I’m excited to have this saw instead of the poor coping saw I was previously using for curved work.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#1 posted 12-01-2013 04:30 PM

Awesome saw!
So how does it cut? Did you brought the blades from TFWW (Gramercy) too? What wood did you used?

I have been wanting to make one as well.
What is the distance between pin to pin on the blade? They are 12” blades. Right?

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#2 posted 12-01-2013 05:50 PM

Very nice cool build.

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 09:23 PM

What a wonderful saw.
I think your turning of the handles are fine too.
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 12-01-2013 11:45 PM

Sweet looking saw, very nice build. Your handles turned out great too. Thanks for showing.

-- "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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#5 posted 12-02-2013 02:57 AM

Thanks for looking all. The frame is hard maple and the turnings black walnut. I believe the blade is twelve inch and I got three of them with different toothing all from TFWW.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#6 posted 12-02-2013 11:05 AM

A very nice looking saw you did an excellent job in making it…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 12-02-2013 01:26 PM

Great job. Im sure you will get lots of use from it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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