Bowsaw #2: Completed!

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 07-16-2009 08:44 PM 1626 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Not much left to do. I picked up some proper braided 65lb test fishing line. Plenty strong enough for our purposes. As the online documentation mentions, I used 4 loops, and made it snug enough that I could, with effort, still remove the blade when necessary.

Now that it actually was tensioned like a working saw, I had no choice but to give it a try!

You may notice that offcut from my circle cutting inlay tool test. I decided to follow the circular groove, and even with the low TPI blade, it still followed it just fine.

I decided to turn the handles, as I hadn’t fired up my Rikon in a little while. I roughed a nice long blank.

Drilled it out.

And then shaped and installed them!

I haven’t glued them on yet, as I’m waiting for a small variety assortment of set screws to arrive. I’m not sure if I’m going to like the handles I made long term. The recommendations have them quite thin, and I have meaty hands. Handle shaping can be a very personal decision, so I’ll temporarily attach them with set screws, and either replace them, or permanently glue them in, after some test work.

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 05:39 AM

Wow another great project

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