This bowsaw can be made from oak or any other suitably strong hardwood. The dimensions shown are for a standard 24-in.-long blade. By rotating the stick around the cord, you create tension on the blade and the frame, keeping the stretcher tight against the arms without glue.

TENSIONING STICK After wrapping the cord,

«/2 X 13/8 x 6 ,place the tensioning stick inside the cord and rotate the stick to tension

Wrap the cord four times * ' J the blade, around the arms, then weave the ends into the cords.-

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