Shop Tools This Traditional Bow Saw Is Great For Many Tasks Around The Shop It S Also A Lot Of Fun To Make
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Make Your Own Bow Saw Photos by Steven Der-Garabedian I'm a firm believer in the adage 'he with the most tools in the end wins'.Nowhere does it say those tools all have to be the expensive variety.The tally could be increased simply by making your own bow saw for a mere $35.
Hardware - Though you can make this bow saw with miscellaneous hardware and bandsaw blades, Der-Garabedian finds it easier to purchase the necessary items.Over the years, I have built several variations.
Some with wooden pins integrated as part of the handle, others with pins made of either connector bolts or thick nails cut to accept various blades.In the end, I've settled on a variation of the pins and blades available from Gramercy Tools (toolsforworkingwood.
com).Blades for bow saws, or frame saws as they are also known, come with varying teeth per inch as well as either pins or tiny holes with which to secure them on the aforementioned pins.Blades can also be had from gently used bandsaw blades from your own shop.
Selecting the Right WoodAlthough almost any hardwood can be used, a better choice is either hickory or ash.Saws that were made by European woodworkers tended...