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DIY tools: How to turn plywood scraps into a coping saw

July 22, 2016

Every workshop needs a good coping saw, but why buy one when you could make your own?

Every workshop needs a good coping saw, but why buy one when you could make your own? It might sound complicated, but all you need are some plywood scraps and a pair of screws.

According to Popular Mechanics: "Coping saws are the smallest of saws, used cut delicate curves in wood. They work like a jigsaw but the smaller teeth allow greater precision and less tearout.

This coping saw build is made from plywood scraps, and shaped by a multitude of sanders and other saws in the Paoson Woodworking shop. But you can build this saw without all of the fancy power tools. You just need to cut out a u-pieced shape of wood and attach it to a handle. Smooth out all of the edges and drill holes in each end to hold the adjustable bolts which secure the blade."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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