|Project by RusticJohn||posted 03-18-2014 04:31 AM||1570 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I am in the middle of a bow saw fetish at the moment. Could be worse things to get hot and bothered about I suppose. Actually I have several in all states of disrepair in my shed and I figure they are of no use to anyone until back in working order.
This was the ugliest saw I have ever seen. All the parts were there and in good working order. However the wood was unnecessarily chunky and heavy. The bottom half of the uprights were the same thickness as now and all the rest of the parts were about twice the current size. A real eye-saw.
I re-cut everything on the bandsaw, softened the edges by rounding over and carved the birds heads. They represent the long extinct New Zealand Moa which was like a giant Ostrich. It looks quite acceptable now although one of the handles does not match. It is the original. I took some pains to ensure the saw does not look brand new. My intention was to create the look of a nice old, used and well looked after tool.