coping saw


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coping saw

a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw

coping saw

[′kōp·iŋ ‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A type of handsaw that has a narrow blade, usually about ⅛ inch (3 millimeters) wide, held taut by a U-shaped frame equipped with a handle; used for shaping and cutout work.

coping saw

coping saw used in cutting
A light narrow-bladed saw with fine teeth, held in a U-shaped tension frame; used for cutting small curves in wood.
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Worried that his four daughters - son John hadn't been born yet - would cut their fingers along with pumpkin flesh when creating a jack-o'-lantern, Bardeen fitted a coping saw blade into a short length of dowel to create a safer saw, and gave his girls first a hatpin, and later a big nail, to use to punch-mark their designs.
You'll also need a saber or coping saw, a drill with a 1-1/4-inch #8 screw pilot, wood glue, sandpaper, a rasp, and paint or stain for finishing.
You'll need a hammer, electric drill with 1/2-inch bit, and a saber, band, or coping saw.
Razor knives were used to remove the box lids, and a coping saw was set up on a piece of heavy cardboard in case someone wanted to alter a shape.
Materials: Green thermoplastic (1/8" x 3" x 5"), coping saw, drill with 1/8" bit, sandpaper (medium and fine), clamps to hold work, two small blocks to hold plastic when drilling, graver or other sharp point and drawing paper.
The children master the chisel and gouge, rasp and file, plane, back saw, coping saw and crosscut saw.