Bow saw

Production date
Circa 1900
This saw is known as the "H" shaped bow saw. It has a narrow width blade that is attached inside the wooden "H" shaped frame. The blade is tensioned like a bowstring on the frame by the tension wire at the opposite end of the frame. Used by cabinet markers and joiners for making straight or curved cuts of wood.
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Production date
Circa 1900
Wood and Metal
330 x 607 x 33 mm (h x w x d)
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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