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Coping Bowsaw #5: Test Drive

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Blog entry by MikeB_UK posted 01-15-2021 10:53 AM 448 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I needed somewhere to put it and what better tool to cut out a rack than a coping saw?

Not aiming for anything fancy here as it’s just a prototype and will probably get rebuilt in a month or 2.

So, start with guing and milling up so some scrap, mark some likely looking curves on it.

And cut, saw handles remarkably well, it’s a lot easier to keep it parallel than a shop bought one and it’s easy enough to rotate the blade withought removing the tension.

Repeat

And just screw it together, we are a long way from fine furniture here :)

And that’s it, stick it up where I can get to it easily and call it done.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.



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#1 posted 01-15-2021 11:51 AM

Looks like it works!

My coping saw got a new hanger on the outside of the door of my saw till yesterday. Two scraps of juniper, a scrap of soft maple, some glue, and a little time with a gouge and then a knife.

That puts all three bowsaws on the outside of the saw till.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 01-15-2021 12:24 PM

Nice Dave.

Yeah, works better than I expected to be honest, I might make another for deeper cuts.

I hadn’t thought of hanging it sideways.

Mines just stuck at the top of the aptly named “small parts & random stuff” cabinet.
Talking of which – back to making drawers for it.
It’d be done by now, but for some insane reason I thought that what a workshop cabinet with loads of tiny drawers really needed was half blind dovetails.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#3 posted 01-15-2021 12:33 PM

I have a small parts cabinet that isn’t even started yet, but I have a bunch of 1/4” chestnut for the drawer fronts, and a bunch of 1/4” poplar for the sides and backs, and a sheet of 1/4” bb plywood for bottoms… I hope to get started on it in March or so… I forget the exact count of drawers, but the smallest ones have fronts that are 1” by 2”, and are 4” deep. Lots of little boxes to make…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 01-15-2021 12:40 PM



I have a small parts cabinet that isn’t even started yet, but I have a bunch of 1/4” chestnut for the drawer fronts, and a bunch of 1/4” poplar for the sides and backs, and a sheet of 1/4” bb plywood for bottoms… I hope to get started on it in March or so… I forget the exact count of drawers, but the smallest ones have fronts that are 1” by 2”, and are 4” deep. Lots of little boxes to make…

- Dave Polaschek


Nice, should keep you busy for a bit, dead handy to have I’ve found already, I can actually find my rifflers now.

That one is made entirely out of construction lumber from the big bix store.
So, a load of twisted and cupped boards with more knot than board in most of them.
I’ve come to really understand that cutting a groove through the middle of a knot is a PITA.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#5 posted 01-15-2021 12:40 PM

Yours is going to look a lot better than mine :)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#6 posted 01-15-2021 09:11 PM

It might only be made out of scrap, but it look good nonetheless Mike.

I long for the day when I can get back to making tool cabinets. Got to finish the landscaping project in the back garden first if covid doesn’t get me first. LOL.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-15-2021 09:35 PM



It might only be made out of scrap, but it look good nonetheless Mike.

I long for the day when I can get back to making tool cabinets. Got to finish the landscaping project in the back garden first if covid doesn t get me first. LOL.

- Brit


Here’s the plan Andy :-
1) Build a life size poseable mannequin.
2) Take pictures of the inside of the shop from the garden and get life size prints made.
3) Wear dungarees for landscaping and pick a stationary pose, posibly looking like you’re thinking.
You may need to keep this up for a couple of weeks.

Now you just need to
a) dress the mannequin in the dungarees and set it to thinking pose.
b) cover the windows of the shop with the life size images.
c) hide in the shop and enjoy :)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#8 posted 01-16-2021 02:42 AM

You have made progress on yours though, Mike. That definitely counts for something.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 01-16-2021 04:25 AM

Yeah that’ll work Mike.

-- 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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