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    Gramercy bow saw

    About 3 or four years ago I bought the gramecy bowsaw kit together with three blades. For whtever the reason it had been sitting idle in a drawer to be done until now.

    Before starting my new project I wanted to change my thicknesser blades and as I didn't want to use the old ones to dress up the boards I am going to use I remembered I had it. So I was lucky to find a couple of maple scraps of the right thickness so half of the work was done already.Click image for larger version. 

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    Glued the templates on the boards, cut them on the band saw, and sanded both sides together to make them perfectly symetrical.Click image for larger version. 

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    Turning the handles was a bit tricky as I have a metal lathe so I had to manage some sort of tool rest to turn them.

    Made the mortises and tenons, sanded everything, oiled with tung oil and voilà a bow saw is born!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Cool project, Toni! Looks great from here.
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    That came out nice. I think my kit has been sitting at least that long, really need to get on it one of these days.

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    Beautiful saw, Toni...but it's not going to be 'yours' until you carve an acanthus leaf or something on it.

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    Very nice work, Toni. I'm impressed with your lathe tool rest, too.
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    Very nice Toni! Like the tool rest on your metal lathe, that was using your noggin for sure! Does that use a coping saw blade?
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    Fine looking saw Toni how does it cut? and what are your plans for it, dovetails?

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    Really nice Toni. I think you will like the Gramercy bow saw. I don't use it for dovetails, as I prefer a coping saw, but it works just fine for everything else. By the way, I cheated and just bought it. Mine is made from American Hickory, but I am thinking maple should work just fine.
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