I made a 12″ bow saw based on 2 internet web page designs + a video demonstration on Roy Underhills you-tube page.
I combined what I tought were the best ideas from them all and made this bowsaw.
The picture is a little hard to see because the saw and the workbench blend visually.
However, the bench is pine and the bowsaw is beech.
This was 80% hand work with a little band sawing. The handles were turned out of the same beech on a small lathe.
fleetfootAnonymous8 January 2013 at 6:19 am #6252
Bow saw looks great Frank, nice job.
Thanks Ken – this saw tightens up real strong so when I flip the blade with my thumbnail it goes “tiingg” a nice sound. It cuts good too.
My main concern is will it hold up over time. I don’t know but I positioned the grain opposing the forces of tension so it should be fine. Time will tell. So far- so good.
I did not mention that the blades and brass blade pins were bought from Tools For Working Wood, a small and unique web store in New York, USA. Nice People and good stuff (a lot of English stuff).
Cheers, and I hope you are doing well,
Frank, great looking saw. I made something roughly similar, also using the Tools for Working Wood pins and turned handles (no lathe yet), but I won’t post a picture because yours is significantly more beautiful. The saw blade tightens up superbly and really rings.
George, Tools for Working Wood sells several different TPI counts in a 12″ length: 10, 16, 24. http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/GT-BOW12.XX/Search/bow%20saw/Gramercy_Tools_12%22_Bow_Saw_Blades
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