Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'bow'

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Tips and Techiques #3: Ironing Board

03-24-2022 07:05 PM by Jerry | 9 comments »

Doesn’t everybody do this? :-) Ironing it on the concave side adds moisture to the side that needs to expand in order for the board to straighten out, the heat helps the moisture to penetrate and make the lignin malleable. Then I hold tension on it in the direction I want it to flatten until it cools off and the lignin has set in place. Video Link for whoever cannot see the embedded video Here

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Long bow #1: Long bow build - MaFe Hood is back in the forest…

06-18-2019 01:42 PM by mafe | 7 comments »

Long bow buildMaFe Hood is back in the forest… Ok, I don’t even think I would hit a sitting elephant, but at least I can put a long bow, on my list of things I build in this life. ;-) Since I was a boy, I always wanted to build my own bow, not just a bow, but a long bow like Robin Hood. Remember dreaming I was Robin Hood, that I was shooting arrows, flying through the room and of course kissing Lady Marian.Wake up MaFe!!! Last year when I turned 50, I put a bow building class o...

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Adventures in Lutherie #9: How to rehair a bow

03-01-2017 05:23 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

You might not realize this, but all musical instruments occasionally need maintenance. Brass instruments may need a new spring in the valves, pianos might need new felt on the hammers, or a woodwind may need new cork on the stops covering the holes. For the string instruments probably the most frequent maintenance is rehairing of the bow. The horsehair actually wears out from use and an unused bow, kept in its case may succumb to an infection of bow bugs that break the hairs off. Part ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #11: Get a grip on your bow!

01-05-2017 08:05 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

See more photos on my project page [link] A bow vise is used to hold a violin bow while replacing the horse hair that vibrates the strings. I started by looking up such a thing and finding photos of (mostly) the commercially available models. Then I printed out a few screen shots for the details. I didn’t absolutely duplicate the commercial model, but I got something that will work. The wood is oak throughout. A few bibs and bobs of the hardware will be replaced with brass once I ge...

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Gramercy tools bow saw kit / new tool, christmas present

02-13-2014 07:19 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

Hi! the first project I’d like to share with all yall this year is this bow saw I made. I was given a bow saw kit from Gramercy tools. Knobs, brass blade holders, 3 – 12 ” saw blades. They have the plans for free on their website…. however, like many of us, I can’t just go with someone else’s standard or ordinary set up. So I did a google search for bowsaw, and selected “IMAGES FOR *” and got thousands (well maybe only a hundred or so) of...

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Frame Saw Build #6: stressed out... or not enough?

05-27-2012 08:09 PM by PurpLev | 16 comments »

With the blade cut and drilled to length, and the frame shaped and finished (BLO) it was time to add some tension to the frame to pull on the blade. I was toying with some ideas, and ended up getting an IKEA steel wire hanger as the tension control. It’s quite simple, and uses 2 threaded ends one left hand one right hand, both pulling on the wire: Putting tension on the blade using this method is not as easy I was hoping it would be and requires a pin to roate and thread those...

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Oak Boat Bed #4: Applying the Veneer

02-28-2012 11:56 AM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Unlike my normal boat bed, this one will not be painted. It will be built in oak. Using oak on most of the project is, for the most part, straight forward. Not much different the using the maple and MDF on the painted version, until we come to the Bow of the Boat (AKA the toy box). Since we have a curved bow, a veneer must be used over the bending plywood. In prepping, I make sure all my staples are driven. I also fill all staple holes and imperfections with Bondo. This will keep tho...

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Oak Boat Bed #1: The Toy Box Bow

02-18-2012 02:38 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

Oak may not be a popular boat building material in the real world, but in my world it make a beautiful bed. I’ve been working on a boat bed for the last couple days now. Most of them that I build are painted and I build them out of a combination of Maple MDF and pine. This customer, however, wants their in oak. I have built one before and that example (see oak example) is what the customer sew and wanted. I’m even going to do the same color scheme. I framed out the bow of ...

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Watch this think chess men.......

04-15-2010 12:45 AM by John Gray | 8 comments »

This is amazing.

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Boat Bed #3: Bow footboard Toy box

04-29-2009 01:47 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I worked on the bow of the boat bed. This is a design that I came up with. You may have seen them with drawers in the bow, but I find those not very practical. Because of the shape the drawers must be a triangle shaped. Because of that they can’t hold much stuff. My design has been to use it as a toy box. I first cut the shape of the bottom. I now have templates. The top is the same shape but with a cutout, to make a face frame of sorts. I attach both of them to a back board using p...

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