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Make An English Bow Saw

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor:  Bryan Torian
Date(s) & Time(s) Wednesdays and Fridays -
 March 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th – 5 pm to 9 pm – total of 4 classes 
Cost: $202
Registration Closes:  March 6th 


Number of Students: Minimum of 4 maximum of 7
Skill level:  beginner


Materials provided by student: Bring rasps and/or chisels if you have them or you may use the ones in the Arbutus Wood Shop

Class Description:   Making tools is an integral part of being a fine woodworker and the bow saw is a good beginning to creating your own personalized tool collection. Students in this class will start with blanks of wood and shape them down to a functional bow saw that will have their own personal touch. Each element of the bow saw which are the cheeks, the stretcher, turnbuckle, and handles allow for personalization. In this class, students will perform roughing out the cheeks with a band saw, shaping each element with files and rasps, and cutting mortise and tenons. Not only will one leave with a saw but they will set in motion skills needed to achieve future woodworking projects.

Notes: All classes take place at the Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501. Classes will be canceled if minimum number of students are not registered. Registering early helps us prepare and offer the highest quality experience for everyone and there is no risk: Full refunds are provided if classes are canceled.   The Arbutus Folk School proudly admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. 

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