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I was given the original of this bow saw a little while ago and greatly admired its elegant shape. The problem was that it was riddled with borer to the point of disintegration. The only way to have my cake and eat it was the complete remaking of all the affected parts. You can see the result. The only original parts are the right hand knob and the blade. Everything else in new. Fortunately the old parts could be used as a pattern to make an exact reproduction. Its a lovely little saw to use with a very nice feel in the hand.

-- RusticJohn





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Jeff_in_KCMO

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#1 posted 132 days ago

More power to you… you have to be one of the most prolific posters. I’m envious. I have three little girls, and if I get two hours a week in the shop I am giddy.

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Rockbuster

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#2 posted 132 days ago

Looks great, and useful, Question? is the two pivot points something like a tongue and groove joint?? I would like to build one of these from scratch

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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pinebox

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#3 posted 132 days ago

Beautiful! Is there any way you could post the pattern? I’ve been wanting to build one of these for years. I’m sure a lot of other people would like it too.

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RusticJohn

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#4 posted 131 days ago

I am not really a prolific poster. I just happen to have some long term projects coming to completion and a few old ones I thought I would show.

-- RusticJohn

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RusticJohn

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#5 posted 131 days ago

I will try to draw up a pattern to post. There is mortice and tenon joints between the up-rights and the cross piece.

-- RusticJohn

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 131 days ago

beautiful saw. It has a real lovely shape. Posting the pattern would be great. I’d love to build on myself as well.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Nindwood

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#7 posted 131 days ago

Very nice. I need one. Great work John.
Cheers.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 129 days ago

Not meaning to steal your thunder John, Here is something you guy’s might find helpful.
http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/know/bowsawdesign.html

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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RusticJohn

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#9 posted 129 days ago

Thank you Rockbuster, the URL is much appreciated. I have to pull my saw apart to get a pattern which I am reluctant to do just now as I have bent the pins over holding the blade and don’t want to straighten then out.

-- RusticJohn

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Rockbuster

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#10 posted 129 days ago

John, I recently added a url address to your Bow saw project, on making a bow saw. I am not trying to hijack your thread. This was something I just run across, and since a few other Lj’s expressed their interest, along with me, on how to make one of these, I thought that you might be interested. Since then, I have found another site that has full size drawings, and an explanation as how to build one of these., I will send the address with this correspondence to you, and if you see fit, you can post it to your thread.
http://www.oocities.org/plybench/bug_saw.pdf Thank you for posting this project. “Rockbuster”

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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