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coping saw

noun
1.
a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U -shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood.
Origin of coping saw
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • The openings are made by sawing the pieces out with a coping saw, and the edges are dressed up with a sharp chisel.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • The cutting should be done with a coping saw, cutting to the line for a finish.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • They should be drawn on the surface, sawed out with the coping saw, and sand-papered smooth.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Its handle was cut out with the coping saw and whittled to the lines.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • It is not essential, but may be cut at any convenient stage of the construction with the coping saw, and sand-papered.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • They are designed to be made with the coping saw out of thin wood.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • One of the new tools was brought out, and Harry was introduced to the mysteries of the coping saw.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • To cut the openings, first bore a hole near one corner to get the blade of a coping saw through and proceed to saw to the lines.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • Strike all of these curves and cut to the line with a coping saw and finish smooth.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • The openings for the pictures were cut out with coping saw and knife and bevelled.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for coping saw

coping saw

noun
1.
a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw
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