Making a Bow Saw Handle

Discussion in 'Saw Makers Forum' started by ray, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. ray

    ray Guest

    Hi All,

    After snapping a bow saw frame, I need to make some new ones, so. I thought I would make a start on getting some of this content organized.

    Here is a pictorial writeup on a simple method for making bow saw handles.

  2. pedder

    pedder Guest

    Hi Ray,

    great pictorial! But isn\'t it off topic ;) :)

    I\'m not serious - do you make a Bow saw? I would love to see more of it.

    Cheers Pedder
  3. ray

    ray Guest

    Hi Pedder,

    Here is a picture before I broke it..


    I am making a new one, I will post pictures later.

  4. planemaker

    planemaker Active Member

    Hi Ray. I am looking at making some bow saws myself, and would like to know what caused the failure of your 1st saw, and what changes to design you would make with your next one.

    Regards planemaker.
  5. ray

    ray Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Planemaker,

    It\'s a while ago, but if I remember correctly it was a combination of grain direction and over tightening.

    I would try and use riven (split) stock, rather than sawn stock if you can do it.

    I have a couple sitting there waiting to be finished.... soon.