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Coping Bowsaw #3: Fit the handles to the frame

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Blog entry by MikeB_UK posted 01-07-2021 11:29 AM 271 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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On tto fitting the handles to the frame.

Work out what angle the handles should go in at. Not quite 90 degrees because of the slight curve from crossbar to where the handles go.

Drill the holes.

Test fit

Mark up where the cuts are going to go to fit the saw blade.

Cut them, had to widen the one for the pins with some needle files as my hacksaw blade wasn’t thick enough.

Quick test cut to make sure I’m not completely wasting my time, seems to work.

Mostly at least, frame swings about way too easily so I’ll have a think on how to sort that.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 12:09 PM

You actually used a ruler to line up the pins! I’ve just eyeballed it on my three bow saws. One of them has the pins enough out of alignment that I can see something’s wrong, but it still cuts fine. I suspect the tolerances needed are not very exacting.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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MikeB_UK

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 12:52 PM



You actually used a ruler to line up the pins! I’ve just eyeballed it on my three bow saws. One of them has the pins enough out of alignment that I can see something’s wrong, but it still cuts fine. I suspect the tolerances needed are not very exacting.

- Dave Polaschek


Just used it as a straight edge, lay it down and draw a line, took longer to take the picture :)
You’re probably right about the tolerances though.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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