pistol gril bow saw

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaedwards575 posted 01-12-2012 11:51 PM 6451 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this idea last night while looking at old vintage tools. I thought it was be simple and quick to build. The wood is white oak, and the blade is from an old bandsaw blade. Mortise and tenon joint for the front fulcrum, and the rear blade/ tension anchor is a thru tenon. Cuts fairly well for a dull blade, just need to learn to sharpen it. Ive made a “H” frame bow saw, which I never reach for due to the lack of control I have over the cut, so this saw not being as top heavy, it will get more use hopefully.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

11 comments so far

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4751 days

#1 posted 01-13-2012 12:11 AM

Good looking saw. I like the pistol grip for pulling back on the saw. Nice work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View stefang's profile


16722 posts in 3838 days

#2 posted 01-13-2012 12:18 AM

Wow! I’ve never seen a bow saw like this one before. Extremely different and it looks very useable too. Great work Aaron.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View nobuckle's profile


1120 posts in 3265 days

#3 posted 01-13-2012 04:44 AM

Looks like an early version of a coping saw. Pretty cool. This is a favorite for sure.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View jjw5858's profile


1135 posts in 3106 days

#4 posted 01-13-2012 06:02 AM

Awesome build….I have never seen one myself…!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

View a1Jim's profile


117721 posts in 4081 days

#5 posted 01-13-2012 07:06 AM

Very cool looking saw Aaron, a unique design.

View Bluepine38's profile


3387 posts in 3589 days

#6 posted 01-13-2012 04:29 PM

Great looking little saw, and I happen to know a saw shop that makes bandsaw blades to order, can buy just
the blades by the foot, and make several variations. Thank you for sharing. As you get to the bigger and
better bandsaw blades, they get harder to drill, and it is easier to heat them and punch the holes with a
small anvil and punch.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

View s_grifter's profile


186 posts in 2972 days

#7 posted 01-14-2012 03:25 AM

That is really cool, I like that.

View CartersWhittling's profile


453 posts in 3178 days

#8 posted 01-14-2012 04:27 AM

Thats pretty cool. Looks similar to a wooden hacksaw I saw a week or two ago.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 4804 days

#9 posted 01-28-2012 05:32 PM


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View Ted78's profile


401 posts in 2504 days

#10 posted 02-21-2018 09:47 PM

Cool! Iv’e never seen anything like that before.

-- Ted

View SailingRandy's profile


1 post in 55 days

#11 posted 09-05-2019 05:24 PM

I like this!!!
I wonder if it could be made in a way that was not so robust? I just made a bow saw using gramecy plans. I thought it was going to be too fragile, but after my invested work I thought I’d give it a try. Worked well. I just had to find a better cord to tighten the blade with. When the first cord snapped I thought for sure the wood had broken under all that pressure. Just thinking out loud here
It’s one nice looking saw!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics