Make the Howarth Bowsaw with Bill Anderson
This is the famous Howarth 15” turning bowsaw that Bill wrote about in Popular Woodworking, Nov 11, 2011. We'll provide the hardware and the handles as you lay out the frame and stretcher, cut the mortises, shape the parts using a drawknife, spokeshave, rasp, and bowsaw (!). This is a wonderful woodworking tool as well as an object of timeless beauty. This is a two-day class, as this tapered-pin version requires careful fitting. The advantage of the tapered pin is the same as for a violin tuning peg - it turns when you want it to and not when you don't! The original was made over 175 years ago. Yours will serve you well!
The included tapered pins must be custom-made for this saw. The materials fee for them, the blade, the turned handles and the wood is approximately $85 payable directly to instructor on day of class.
Two Days $285
• Saturday & Sunday, May 10, 11, 2014
• Sarurday & Sunday, October 25, 26, 2014