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Bow Saw Build #3: Let's do that again...

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Blog entry by HokieKen posted 02-04-2019 03:50 PM 815 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It would probably work fine but, the horizontal cross-member just didn’t suit me. I didn’t like the smaller dimensions the plans called for and I didn’t like the fit I achieved with the tenons and the radiused mating faces. So, I decided to re-do it. I didn’t have another piece of the gummy Cherry to use so I selected a piece of really nice looking Eucalyptus from my buddy Dave out in AZ :-)

This time I made it a little over-sized in both dimensions compared to the vertical pieces. I started by cutting the tenon so it was a nice, tight fit with the mortise. Then I traced the radius of the vertical piece and roughed it with the bandsaw. Then I used chisels and rasps to fine tune the fit up.

Eventually I got a fit I was happy with.

Now, I need to cut the piece to length and fit the other end up. Then it’ll be time to do some shaping :-)

And yes, I did just act as if it hasn’t been over 1.5 years since the last entry ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!



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WayneC

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#1 posted 02-04-2019 03:53 PM

Beautiful lines.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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KelleyCrafts

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#2 posted 02-04-2019 04:00 PM

Man you’re turning into a blogging master! I need to contribute more.

Looking good! Let’s see that puppy cut something soon.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#3 posted 02-04-2019 04:02 PM

Thanks guys.

This thing has been in a drawer since the summer of ‘17 :-/ I kinda forgot about it and just never got around to it. But I’m gonna wrap it up in a timely-ish manner now :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 02-04-2019 04:12 PM

a wonderful swap item Kenny i would be proud to use it :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 02-04-2019 05:24 PM

Heh, I too always have several projects in progress, more fun that way.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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htl

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#6 posted 02-04-2019 06:46 PM

Great job and I’ve marked my calendar for //????. lol

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#7 posted 02-04-2019 09:30 PM

Good to see you’re still working on that, Kenny.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 02-05-2019 12:55 AM

I looked at this post and thought…Whaaaat? How did I miss the first two? Then I realized you left off in August.

Hope it works out and that you actually finish it before next year ;-)
Question, do you also need to round the corners of the tenon to allow for play?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 02-05-2019 03:26 AM

I’m with Duck on this one. Thought this was fait accompli. Hope that wood didn’t get stale sittin’ around all this time.

Just kidding. It’s looking good Kenny. Might have it ready by your retirement :p

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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HokieKen

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#10 posted 02-05-2019 01:40 PM



...Then I realized you left off in August.

...

- duckmilk

Yeah, August of 2017 no less! Better late than never, right? ;-) I cut my mortises deeper than my tenons are long that way there is some gap down there to accommodate the pivoting that occurs when tensioning.

It’s okay if it’s not done until I retire Bill. I probably won’t have a chance to use it before then anyway ;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Brit

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#11 posted 02-15-2019 12:24 PM

Looking good Kenny boy, looking good and the saw is nice too.

I really enjoyed making my turning saw which you can see in my projects if you haven’t seen it already. I love working with spokeshaves and rasps, so this project suited me well.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 02-15-2019 04:28 PM

Thanks Andy! I did indeed check yours out. Looks like you followed the Gramercy drawings. That was my plan originally but I didn’t like how the cross beam didn’t flow into the joint with the vertical pieces. Which is why I’m taking a Mulligan on the cross beam :-) I figure if I’m gonna be doing all that free-hand shaping, I might as well make it look how I want ;-) I sure wish I had your rasp collection to use!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Brit

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#13 posted 02-16-2019 06:42 PM

I didn’t like that at first either, but it kind of grew on me.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 02-16-2019 06:49 PM



I didn t like that at first either, but it kind of grew on me.

- Brit

That’s what my wife says about me
;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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