I did make Pauls bow saw. I like those ECE frame saws. I think making a bow saw with a hand saw blade would be too much work. This whole journey has been interesting. Started with metal planes, but turned to wooden planes. I love them. Now been thinking about going to bow saws.
@dperrott Sounds like a similar journey I have taken, except I used bow saws then wooden planes.. Now I have moved back to some metal planes and a sort of combination between wooden and metal planes, bow saws and back saws along with some Japanese pulls for good measure!! lol
at the moment I´m hand prepping the stock for the joiners toolbox from 1″ rough sawn pine boards. I am struggling with the correct order of procedure, especially because of laminating two boards together for my width of 13″. I tried planing to exact thickness from almost only one side, with heavy cupping/bowing as result after laminating. Then I tried thicknessing 1/8″ of the final thickness, equally from both sides this time, squaring face and edge, then laminate. After glue up I prepped to final thickness. Another try was prepping equally but leaving one face rough by the scrub, getting the opposite face fairly flat and edge straight before gluing up. now i got only the top left and I am still uncertain about the best, efficient way/ order, because its still feels inefficient somehow, but iam not sure why.
What I do know is, that I cut to width before final thickness, because this reduced the amount of cup/ bow i have been working to. Also, it was more ergonomic not to reach that deep over the benchtop, ´cause of the lesser width.
Iam thankfull for any advise or link to this topic,
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