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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 08:07 PM

Thanks, Kevin. I also got a note from Joel at Tools For Working Wood saying that he’s seen bow saws with all different lengths of cheeks. Shorter ones can mean more tension, and longer ones less tension, but I think I’m far enough away from breaking the wood that it’s up to how many cranks I give the toggle.

There won’t be any shop time the next few evenings, so it’ll probably be the weekend before I get to play, but I’ll definitely report back when I do get time.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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