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Bow saws

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We made a couple bow saws yesterday they`er kinda neat, found another picture of a unique design we`re going to make today. :)

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Neato Lenn. The second one is kinda stylish.
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Classics, Pitchy. Amazing how efficient they are with a decent blade.
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Very cool :D :D
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Thanks fellers, here`s the one we made this morning.

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I like the pistol grip on the last one..... 8)
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Nice design, Pitch. Looks like it could be an astronomical tool ...
Dunno why but that grip shape suggested "rubber band gun" to my aging baby boomer mind!

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Thanks fellers, it gives the impression more of a bow also which i take it is where the name comes from. :)
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That's neat! I've never seen that type before.
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Thanks buddy, now on to the next project. :)
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Nice job Pitchy! I have two in the barn but must confess I don't recall ever using one personally,. I did use a 30" Swedish metal bow saw when I was 10 years old or so. Dad would send me to limb with the axe and bow saw the trees they dropped.
I also remember my cousin's Grandfather who came from Ireland around 1900 cutting firewood to length with a saw just like the first pictured in the early 1960"s. He was in his late Eighties and he would be out there singing with his Irish broge and puffing on his pipe. Before summer he would have about eight cord stacked up so they did work :D
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Thank you EdinCt, yep the good old days when one was in good shape had to be. :)
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gamekeeper wrote:
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I like the pistol grip on the last one..... 8)
Me too -- is that a "bump saw" ? ? ?

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:lol: they`ll probably confiscate it because it spits out to much saw dust. :lol:
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Found the old metal bow saw i`ve had for many years and refinished it. :)

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I have one like that, but mine is red.......and not near as pretty. :D
Have a little one too. Use that one all the time.
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This one might of been red at one time but blue is all i had left, this is a 42 inch blade.
I have one of the small ones too they are handy, that and a light axe. :)
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Good looking old saws. My Grandfather used to have a saw that my Dad called a misery whip. Dad said that you had to pull or it would whip you. A man on each end. Do not push, each takes a turn pulling. I was told that it would cut a lot of wood if used correctly. People my age or younger seem to be more into instant gratification and less effort nowadays. There are still a few who know how to work, but it is becoming rare.
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Nice work.

Mine I lost during one of 3 overseas moves. It was a commercial unit, and the blade could be rotated 90 degrees to the frame. I once ripped a 1x6 in half with it just to see how that went, which was a mild work out. They are a good tool. I should get another one.

Most wood I cut I still do with a hand saw. When I need to destroy an unwanted sheet of wafer board or the like, out comes the circular saw, though.
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Nice selection of axes you have there, too, Pitch!
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