Homemade Frame Saw (Bow Saw) – Scrapwood Challenge Ep28
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Homemade Frame Saw (Bow Saw) – Scrapwood Challenge Ep28

August 27, 2019

scrapwood challenge scrapwood challenge its scrap its crap its firewood but some of the wood is good it’s a pretty rainy day which is a good thing we need the rain but it’s always difficult to film in these conditions because the noise of the rain hitting the tin roof or the workshop but anyway I’m gonna get
on with it but if you hear background noise that’s
what it is the brass rod is six millimeters in
diameter it cost seven dollars and I drilled the holes for it at seven
millimeters and that’s just to give it a bit of wiggle room the blade is a 14 TPI metal cutting bandsaw blade it cost just under $30 but there’s enough there
to make 4 saws I was planning on using these brass
screws to fix the blade but they’re a bit shorter than I thought they were only the tip goes through the blade so I’m going to drill a recess with this
forstner bit so the screw sits a bit deeper and the blade will end up in the
middle of the screw I’ve clamped the frame down I’ve lined
up the bottom with the edge of the workbench and made sure that it’s come
square which it is I’ve put the blade in the right position I’m going to drill these holes and hopefully I can drill through the blade itself but I don’t know how hard it will be if it doesn’t it should mark it in the right place at least anyway the steels hard and a normal drill isn’t going to do this I’ve got my smallest masonry bit and I’m going to sharpen that and see if that works I’ve not tried it before but apparently it
works very well and I only took a couple of minutes to sharpen with the diamond stone that worked to treat it was almost too easy the rains getting heavier but I’ll keep
on filming and next I’m going to use my drill press to help thread the ends of
the brass rod I use the brass rod just for looks it would have been cheaper and
easier to use the traditional method of string and you don’t need anything to
tighten that where I need a spanner but in the workshop a spanner is only an arm’s
reach away I reckon we should give it a go and if
it’s all good we’ll take it back apart and start shaping and finishing it a while back a fellow woodworker was very generous and he gave me a heap of hand tools to say thank you I made a
second saw from silky oak and I even use the first saw to help make it so cheers Nathan I’ll get it posted out to you straight away I reckon they’d turn that
fantastic I’m very happy with them hopefully you enjoyed the video if you
did please like and subscribe thanks for watching and I’ll see you on the next

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  1. Another tool making video, I'll try and make something non tool related for my next video but no promises.

    Paul Sellers article and video was helpful so thanks to him for sharing his knowledge. Here's a link https://paulsellers.com/2015/10/making-a-frame-saw/

  2. What kind of rasp are you using there? Cant find it on ebay, just thousands of the same kind (Solid ones).

    My father had one of these rasp you are using but she gets lost long time ago. I wanna buy a new one.

    Btw: what is the difference to "normal" rasps?

  3. Nice project. This old design still has a lot of usefulness left. I made one like this a few years back, to take hacksaw blades, which had the advantage of already having the holes drilled. I like your method with the masonry bit though, and hacksaw blades are a bit short where you can cut the bandsaw blade to any length you want. I'll have to try that next time I make one. Another slight modification: I found it a bit more durable to make the blade pins from cut off masonry nails rather than screws. I ground shallow grooves into them where the blade would sit, so once they were in place and the blade tensioned, they couldn't come out. If I ever make another, I think I'll also turn some pegs for the blade to swivel on, for curved cuts and awkward angles.

  4. I made one of these a couple years ago for camping and although I could've gone with the store-bought metal frame, the look and most importantly the feel of a wood frame can't be beat.
    Nice workmanship!

  5. ¡GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR! —- Conseguiré una sierra cinta de 1/4" para calar —- Buen vídeo.


  7. Ah !!! Les outils de mon Grand-Père !!! Beaucoup de souvenirs grâce à cette vidéo !!! Merci ! Cordialement !
    Ah !!! The tools of my grandfather !!! Many memories thanks to this video !!! Thank you ! Cordially !

  8. Currently sat in the barbers in the UK and I hear your voice from the guys phone next to me. Looks like you're popular where I am. Crazy! Keep up the awesome videos!

  9. I can't quite place your accent, I'm leaning towards Leicester/Nottingham. How did you end up in the Land of Upsidedown?

  10. In case you weren't aware:


    Is your video, but no mention of you or your channel…

  11. Love the tool making videos, just wish it was a little more "how to". I can follow along Pauls article but what fun is that when You Tube tutorials exist.

  12. One of the worst video's I've seen.
    Why not use standard galvanised steel studding instead of brass, and while you're at it,…a hacksaw blade instead of a modified band blade.
    Rain on tin roofs, say no more.

  13. "…but some of the wood is good !". Sometimes that song is fixed in my head, Hehehe ! Thanks for sharing !

  14. The rain sound is relaxing. I like it.
    And your videos are great. I like how you make and improve so many of your own hand tools.

  15. How are you cutting the threads with out stripping the first few twist, what am i missing? Also love your vids, the tool making ones are of particular interest to me

  16. Sweet! I might have to give that a try! Two notes as a fellow builder- I use Dremel solid carbide bits to cut through tool steel for knife making (even in a drill press, cuts through heat treated steel like butter), and a wing nut would make it so you do not need a wrench to tighten the blade.

  17. Regarding the choice of the brass rod over the traditional cordage: The cordage is flexible. When you pull the limbs of the saw inward, you're changing the angle between the limbs. The straight, stiff brass rod does not accommodate that changing angle. It's not just about looks or convenience, It's actual functionality that favors the cordage.

  18. Muchas Gracias por mostrar sus habilidades. Es usted un gran Profesional. Un Abrazo desde España.

  19. G’day Pask Can you resharpen these blades. Or like everything in Oz these days just toss it and make a new one.
    Regards madmally.

  20. Yes I did enjoy the video!!!
    You are a true craftsman and you inspire me every time!!!
    They look great!!!
    Would you consider making a blooper video in the near future? I think that would be funny if you did!!
    Thank you

  21. kinda left out the design a little didn't ya. curved ends on a Real "Bow" Saw allows a pulling effect and puts a force againest the Bows bottom, for a tighter blade.
    now trash that one, and let's do it right. Carvin L.

  22. This is the perfect video to see this week. I just broke a band saw blade and now I know what to make with the broken blade. Excellent video!

  23. This is a cool project, and a good result. But given the blade, isn’t this essentially going to be like using a hacksaw? And if so, would a hacksaw make a reasonable fine cutting tenon saw?

  24. Awesome! Thank you.. May I suggest using a turnbuckle in the middle of the rod? That should allow the ends to be fixed and flush. And can be adjusted by hand.

    Love your channel!

  25. there is a chinees youtuber called "grandpa amu" who use the same as you but the blade got a 45° angle. I think it's better to wrork with ! What do you think of it ?

  26. Nice job on the saw. Only one comment. Why are you pulling the Japanese plane, rather than pushing it? Only Japanese people pull their planes.

    As far as the plane is concerned, it doesn't know the difference between a push or pull. Also, they are uncomfortable to use as they are square edged. Why not make one of them actually comfortable to use? As in shape and round the push edge.

  27. Genial!!!!soy mexicano lamento no entender tus palabras,pero trato de seguir tus pasos que nos muestra.😸👍

  28. el arco es muy chico para que cale y haga curvas es necesario mas grande y la hoja sierra mas delgada en mexico se conocen como arco san jose es muy antiguo en las esculturas del padre de jesus esta descrito

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