Bucksaw for Bodge

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addo

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Feb 8, 2006
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In the true mountain man way Bodge traded me a lovely cast iron pan, wanting in return for me to make a bucksaw for him.



Always wanted to make one, so I'll have to make another now for me! The wooden handle was a joy to use this morning as it was far warmer than my metal modern one, and just as good at cutting.
Think I should have lowered the brace a little looking at the picture, but it seems to work well and I wanted plenty of clearance for the larger pieces of firewood. :campfire:

The wood is Hazel and the cord is sisal. Very easy to make, give it a go, there's plenty of info on t'internet. :)

Just in case everyone has one at the next meet :D...



Addo :)
 

Mesquite

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Nice one Addo goodjob :)

I made one out of green hazel once and it did the job but being green it didn't hold tension very well. Next time I'll have to let it season properly :rolleyes:
 

addo

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Feb 8, 2006
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Cheers fellas, This was a pole I got from Rough close about a year ago. Toughened up lovely.
 

addo

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Feb 8, 2006
2,485
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Derbyshire
Thanks for the comments folks. I love making simple objects like bucksaws and the like, very relaxing and rewarding.