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Coping Bowsaw #2: Frame

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Blog entry by MikeB_UK posted 01-07-2021 11:23 AM 278 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting started - Handles Part 2 of Coping Bowsaw series Part 3: Fit the handles to the frame »

Onto the frame, rive the birch (random piece of metal used as an ad hoc froe).

And make the blank with a drawknife and a couple of planes.

Mark out the handles.

And cut to very rough size.

Clean up with rasps, spokeshave and chisel, just need to get to more or less the final profile so I can test & tweak it.

Make the crossbar in pretty much the same way.

Chop out the mortices in the handles.

Test fit

And that’s about it for the rough frame.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 12:05 PM

There’s another bit where I was different. I cut the mortises first, then made the tenons to match (because I find it’s easier for me to get a good match that way).

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 12:45 PM



There’s another bit where I was different. I cut the mortises first, then made the tenons to match (because I find it’s easier for me to get a good match that way).

- Dave Polaschek


Normally I’d do the same, wasn’t sure what width I was going to end up with on the crossbar so was just playing it safe.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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