The Bow Saw

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Project by LastingBuild posted 09-02-2018 09:48 PM 1574 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend, I build my first Bow saw. I used rough sawn Tennessee hickory and rough sawn cherry to build the frame. The hardware kit is from This company has put together a real nice kit. The saw has a 12” blade. I hope you like the project.

If you would like to see a short film of me making the bow saw check out the video link. thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe for many future projects!

-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 09-03-2018 01:38 PM

Good looking saw.

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 03:55 PM

Gary, Thank you!

-- LastingBuild

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 01:05 AM

Nicely done. I like it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 09:24 PM

I’ve had the kit for a couple of years but the project is still on the to do list.

Your’s looks nice. I figure if I make one, I’ll make two – for course and fine blades.

I have osage, mesquite, cherry, hickory etc. to choose from.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 10:55 PM



Its a fun skill building project. Pay special attention to the scale as that tricked me a bit.

I would like to cut down a bandsaw blade and made a 24” bow saw for big jobs.

-- LastingBuild

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#6 posted 09-06-2018 10:06 AM

I’ve got the Gramercy kit waiting for me to build it too. Hope I can do as clean of a job as you did.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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