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Folding bucksaw

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Ruud, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Ruud

    Ruud Full Member

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    hi all

    I'm in the market for a wooden folding bucksaw. These seem to be non-existent here in Belgium. I've made a few myself with sticks but I want one for more permanent use (the now discontinued Woodlore
    bucksaw is kind of what I'm looking for). Any suggestions are well appreciated.

    Thanks
    Ruud
     
  2. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Believe the guy that made the Woodlore bucksaws passed last year.
     
  3. Dave Budd

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    Ruud, you're a woodworker: make one yourself! :rolleyes:

    I've never made a bucksaw, on account of me not being American, but I've made a frame or bowsaw on occasion. Not of the folding variety, but they do collapse into a bundle of bits. I've got one in stock at the moment, but it's a biggy at something like 450 or 550mm blade :D
     
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    if you have the tools, have a go at making one yourself. There are plenty of tutorials about (inc on here somewhere i believe). Buy the saw blade you want to use and go from there. Beech wood or oak are best as they are very hard wearing, and you have the bonus of personalising it to your tastes, hand size etc.
     
  5. Woodcutter2

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    Hi Ruud
    I made a few of these in Ash wood, it has natural flex in its grain and is immensely strong and not so prone to cracking under high tension as Oak can be.

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    It is also lighter in weight in your pack
     
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    I have the Dustrude one, Ruud. It is about 78CAD at the moment. But they must be cheaper than that somewhere. I wouldn't have paid that or anything like it. Anyway, it is very good. Light and able. I have heard of others being mentioned as superior but I can't recall their names now. I'll post if I do :)

    I put a Bahco blade in it. Better. And I have used that with just a bent branch as a handle in the past
     
  7. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  8. Ruud

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    Thanks already guys, much appreciated!
     

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