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Folding Bucksaw

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Project by David posted 04-18-2015 02:14 PM 1431 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these folding bucksaws for my brother inlaw to use while backpacking. He gave me the idea from some youtube videos. The construction is a tenoned cross member let in to two uprights that pivot on a pin folding under to let the blade rest in a groove to protect you from the sharp teeth. This saw can cut thru a 6.5 inch diameter log,it is mainly used for cutting camp firewood or creating shelters. Made from some walnut scraps and a purchased blade from Bahco,one saw is outfitted with a blade for cutting green wood and the other to cut dry wood, each blade has a different tooth configuration.

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Buckethead

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 03:27 PM

Very cool. Nice looking walnut too!

Is the top piece (I don’t know what to call it) leather?

Perfect solution for a hiker. Small mass, high utility.

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 03:42 PM

The stringing is para cord it is good for tensioning

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 04:01 PM

Thanks, David!

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 01:44 AM

Nice saw, David! The blade folding into grooves is a great safety feature. How are the pins secured? Is the paddle(?) easy to slide into position when it is under tension? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 02:21 PM

handy dandy, l Have a folding metal one, but not a nice as your wood one, will have to trade it in on one when I get time. thanks for sharing

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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