DIGITAL: “Building the Historic Howarth Bow Saw with Bill Anderson” in HD (Stream + Download)


Build this Beautiful Bow Saw while Learning to use Traditional Hand Tools.

Learn how to recreate this historic and elegant English bow saw, which is perfect for many uses in any woodworker’s workshop. This detailed HD video will not only guide you through the building process, but will help you develop many hand tool skills. You’ll learn:

  • How to select & prepare appropriate wood for making traditional hand tools
  • How to use hand saws, hand planes, chisels, rasps, and many more hand tools
  • How to cut several different variations of the mortise & tenon joint
  • How to artistically shape wood using saws, chisels, rasps, gouges, & spokeshaves
  • How to taper bow saw pin holes using reamers to ensure a tight fitting handles
  • How to sand & scrape for a beautiful finish
  • The pros & cons of different types of finishing products for hand tools
  • How to assemble, properly tension, and use a traditional bow saw
  • Free Autographed Photo of Bill to the first 100 Buyers on!

With 3.6 hours (217 minutes) of instruction, you’ll be able to create this shapely English bow saw, and learn many valuable traditional hand tool skills along the way. SEE PREVIEW VIDEO BELOW…



  • High Definition MP4 Digital Video Download (or you can purchase the physical DVD here)
  • Should be playable on all TV’s, computers, & digital devices (although, use a computer to download as customers have trouble downloading & unzipping with mobile devices).
  • Step-by-step detailed instructions
  • Geared toward beginner hand tool woodworkers
  • 3.6 Hours of detailed instruction
  • Filmed at Bill Anderson’s Workshop in North Carolina
  • Click here for all the free resources and list of tools that Bill mentions in the DVD
  • Bill Anderson sells bowsaw pins, handles, blades, string, & printed templates here.


After completing your purchase you’ll be taken to an order confirmation page (see what it looks like here). On that page you’ll see the link to stream or download the video. You’ll also find links to any plans or cut lists. You can also access these links from your account, which you will create during checkout.



Here are a few photographs from the film shoot at Bill Anderson’s Workshop:







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