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Bow Saw Rebuild

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Project by Straust posted 04-05-2018 03:34 PM 1136 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This last weekend I rebuilt a bow saw I had picked up at an antique store for $16. I reused almost all of the hardware minus the pins for the blade and the rivet for the two supports. The last photo shows the saw prior to shaping and finishing. Also you can see the original handle in the first two photos. It was in pretty bad shape.





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 04-05-2018 04:29 PM

That’s really neat! Do you do a lot of old tool rebuilds like this? For sale or for collection? Just curious. lol Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Straust

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#2 posted 04-05-2018 04:45 PM

Thanks, For now I have been doing them for the enjoyment of bringing back to life but, at some point possibly selling some of the ones I am not using. This one I did for a user for myself. I don’t have a ton of room in my garage(Single Car) so I suppose I will need to figure it our rather soon or become inventive in my storage lol.

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 04-05-2018 05:30 PM

Nicely don, Sir. A real nice user. Enjoy.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 04-05-2018 06:23 PM

Great job.

I have the identical saw—not that nice—that was my Dad’s and I have used it for 65 years or so. Cut fire wood with it when I was a little kid and we used a cook stove on the farm.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-05-2018 08:00 PM

Sweet. Great job on the rebuild.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 04-05-2018 08:21 PM

You did a nice job on this rebuild. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 04-05-2018 09:44 PM

Nice job!

-- Doug...

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Steve_In_MN

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#8 posted 04-06-2018 12:20 AM

Looks great, good work! I’ll bet you’ll get a lot more satisfaction using a tool you built/rebuilt yourself!

-- Steve, Minneapolis area

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#9 posted 04-06-2018 12:18 PM

Great job, I love projects like this.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Richard

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#10 posted 04-07-2018 01:57 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Aurora, Ontario, CANADA)

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