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Coping Bowsaw #3: Fit the handles to the frame

01-07-2021 11:29 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

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, fra...

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Coping Bowsaw #2: Frame

01-07-2021 11:23 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

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.

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Coping Bowsaw #1: Getting started - Handles

01-07-2021 11:17 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

Spurred on by Dave’s coping saw and shamelessly nicking some ideas from Mads I decided to have a go myself, cheers for the advice and suggestions guys. I jotted these notes down as I made it so everything is in the order I did it.Hand tools only and with no plan and very little clue as usual. Feel free to comment/criticise. Grabbed some branches that are about the right size, birch for the frame and apple for the handles. Shape the apple into slightly tapered octogens, just used a...

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My recent flea market find.

11-30-2016 04:56 PM by Sonofabeech | 7 comments »

Hi guys this is my first blog, i like to share my recent vintage tool find, i work with hand tools i am a beginner i am constantly searching for good tools, where i am lacking is saws, its hard to find vintage saws in mainland europe most of the saws are bow saw and frame saws in bad shape, i was surprised to find this two saws its just what i was hunting for, a long ripsaw for resawing and a small tenon saw.The first one is a swedish made saw, Stridsberg & Björck is etched on the saw pla...

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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 saws - bow saws. #6: Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping (blog)

09-24-2012 12:35 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans Part four, the finale. Last blog ended with a soak of oil, this time we move on to finish, tension, making the saw work, and this will be the end of the Swans and bones blog. The frame is complete and it’s time for the tensioning.A piece of wood, same as the saw. Mark the size.At least as long as the saw top to the center. Also a little piece of wood for the half turn tension piece.(This I will explain later). ...

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Frame saws - bow saws. #5: Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping (blog)

09-23-2012 12:25 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans Part three. Last blog ended with a good tobacco, the hardware, the turn handles and the side handles ready, now it is time to finish the frame. With the hardware and frame in place, the frame can be completed.So I place the piece of wood in the middle and am ready to mark up the width, and add length for the tenons.Since I want the frame sides to end parallel, the saw before tension will have to tilt a little towards the bla...

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Frame saws - bow saws. #4: Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping (blog)

09-22-2012 01:14 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans Part two. Last blog ended where the swans and bones handles were finished, now I will move on to the home made hardware. Found this interesting link it might give some thoughts. A standard brass screw app two inch long.The head is cut off. The end rounded, this can be done by hand, but yes I am lazy… Ok, back to the hacksaw, cut down the middle. Then half way down on the side. Bravo!!!We have a blade hol...

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Frame saws - bow saws. #3: Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping (blog)

09-21-2012 02:18 PM by mafe | 31 comments »

Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans I was always fascinated by frame saws (bow saw in US), when I was a boy and visited my friends uncles cabinet making shop and they were hanging there on the wall I loved the look of them, they were like practical sculptures.And for about a year I had the dream to make a frame saw, but I kept finding other projects that came first, and felt my skills needed to grow before doing this.But when I fell over a picture of a frame saw wit...

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Exercises in Artisanship #18: Rustic Renaissance Trestle Table: Part 1

06-20-2012 10:49 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

Hello everyone, an extremely humid day today with around 82% humidity and 95 the high temp, but somehow the spirit of an evening of creating was to be had….lol. My shop has little more than a fan or heater….so this was going to get warm…lol This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now. I have always enjoyed the extreme creativity of the Rennaissance period and I thought it would be a real challenge and adventure to have a go at my version of a trestle ...

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