Thursday, October 29, 2009
Making A New Turning Saw - Part II
Well, I shouldn't have been so overly optimistic about how much I would get done in Part II. I did make some progress, but I'm no where near finished. What else is new?
I started on the stretcher: cutting the curve with my remaining turning saw (the one that was supposed to replace the prototype, but which I don't enjoy that much), truing the curve with a round sole spokeshave, removing the old finish with a jack plane, and beveling the edges with both round and flat sole spokeshaves. Here are a few shots of the results:
I didn't finish the arms of the frame, which Salaman refers to as "cheeks", but I did get them roughed out with the saw:
The inside curve was awkward, but I found a way to get at it. And sawing while kneeling on the floor was kinda fun...
And finally, here's a shot of the saw so far:
It's still a little chunky, and a bit on the heavy side, but I think the final shaping will take care of both of those problems.