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Project by Porcupine posted 11-09-2013 11:27 PM 1609 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been moving toward doing more hand work, and I have wanted a bow saw for a long time. I made this one using the plans and hardware from Tools For Working Wood.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 12:13 AM

Very nice job on that saw, Joe. You’ll appreciate using it more because you made it your self!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 01:34 AM

Great looking saw! Very nicely done and I’m sure you will enjoy working with it more than one you bought.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 02:22 AM

Truly a fine saw.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 04:04 AM

Very nice,

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 04:07 AM

Nice work Joe. Is that hickory? I too have made this saw except from cherry. I did buy their handles as I don’t have a lathe.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 05:58 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 02:24 AM

No, it’s cherry. I’m a little disappointed the piece I used didn’t get very dark after I put shellac on it, even though I think it is heartwood. I cut it quartered so it would be more stable. Hopefully it will darken over time to that beautiful cherry color.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 12:13 PM

Its a very nice bowsaw. I’m working on the same project now and hope mine turns out as nice. How is it in action?

-- Mike, Western New York

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