from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saw with a thin blade which can make a curved kerf, as for chair-backs, scrollwork, etc. Also called sweep-saw, bow-saw, frame-saw, scroll-saw.
- n. A keyhole-saw.
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The turning-saw is used chiefly for cutting curves.
The turning-saw may be used to cut on either the pulling or the pushing stroke, with the teeth pointed either toward or away from the worker.
Then, after the outline is drawn, the trough may be gouged, the outline cut with turning-saw, chisel, and spokeshave, and the edges molded with the gouge or chisel.
The _turning-saw_, Fig. 95, is a narrow saw, set in a frame, which stretches the saw tight, so that it works as a tension saw (cf.p. 62).