Maybe the Lords a-leaping are dancing a highland fling?
The shopping days of Christmas 2013 are winding down. All my shopping was done a couple of days ago and I am quite pleased too. It appears that Mother Nature wants us to stay home with our loved ones for a bit too, she has covered us in ice and now the wind is coming up, it could be exciting.
The coping saw, I have a band saw, (two actually) and a jig saw and until recently a scroll saw (a bearings has given out) but I still use my coping saw occasionally. It is at hand and is good for the quick and dirty little deeds, I find it's greatest virtue is that it will work on things that are very small.
The project can be clamped into a vise and the curve cut where it would be too difficult to hold the object and use a jig saw, and maybe too scary to work that close to the band saw blade. I won't suggest that you buy the cheapest coping saw, nor is the very expensive one necessary unless you are a hand tool only kind of guy. A middle or the road price and a reputable company should do the job just fine. In the distant past I was taught to loosen the blade in the frame when not in use.
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Another advantage to the coping saw is that it is a good safe place for little beginning wood workers to start their sawing career. The saw is light, versatile and easy to control, all good things for beginners.
cheers, Ian W
cheers, Ian W