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  Wooden Folding Buck Saw
  Posted by: Jsaults on May-04-09 9:03 AM (EST)
   Category: Other Gear 

Even though I have Sawvivor, I have developed a desire to obtain a more traditional folding saw. The one I am looking for is made from hickory (I believe) and is tensioned by a rod & wingnut - but can be tensioned via cord and stick windlass. A couple of years ago I saw one at Piragis, but it has disappeared from their catalog.

So far I have come up empty-handed with my Google searaches. Anyone have a lead I can follow?

Jim

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  Unfortunately aluminum has
  Posted by: old_user on May-04-09 9:43 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-04-09 9:44 AM EST --

replaced wood for nearly all manufacturers. I've used a trusty Sven Saw for 30 years and its still going strong.

But here is a wooded collapsable buck saw:
http://www.poleandpaddle.com/saw.html

 
 
  Something like.....
  Posted by: Jeep274 on May-04-09 9:43 AM (EST)
...this? http://www.fastbucksaw.com/ According to the order form it is made from maple and is 49.95.

Another one here: http://www.survivalschool.com/products/knives_sharpeners/Buck_Saw.htm

Jeff
 
 
  fast bucksaw
  Posted by: pblanc on May-04-09 10:11 AM (EST)
I have a saw of the "Fast Bucksaw" type. I have had it for years. It works quite well.

The problem with the Sven saw knockoffs is that the curved aluminum handle does not allow enough clearance to saw a log more than a couple of inches in diameter.
 
 
  Three sticks and a rope
  Posted by: mintjulep on May-04-09 9:58 AM (EST)
Seems like a DIY type project.
 
 
  Ditto. Jim, you could make one of
  Posted by: tktoo on May-04-09 10:45 AM (EST)
these in your sleep! No need for threaded rod/thumbscrew. Some leftover cord from your seat projects would make a nice tourniquet!
 
 
  Another source
  Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on May-04-09 11:46 AM (EST)
http://www.nwwoodsman.com/Product/Cuttingtools/WoodsmanFoldingBucksaw.html

But, yeah - you certainly could make your own.
 
 
  Thanks Jackfish
  Posted by: Jsaults on May-04-09 1:13 PM (EST)
That is the one.

Yeah, I could make one, but my stock of good wood is down to sticks, butts and drops all less than 6" long. Over the weekend I was forced to laminate walnut scraps just to obtain a couple of 1-1/2 x 2" blocks.

Thanks all!

Jim
 
 
  A better bucksaw design gots
  Posted by: fatelmo on May-04-09 1:32 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-04-09 1:45 PM EST --

one of de legs holdin' de blade extended below de blade so yer dun't smack yer paw on each stroke wit de log yer tryin' ta cut .

But iffin' yer did want ta buy one, Mr. Saults...

http://www9.mailordercentral.com/cumberlandgeneral/prodinfo.asp?number=003748

Neato ol' timey stuff on dis site.

FE

 
 
  That's more like what I think of as a
  Posted by: tktoo on May-04-09 2:28 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-04-09 3:23 PM EST --

bucksaw. I think there are good reasons for seeing them used primarily as decorations anymore:
1. Almost nobody can sharpen them.
2. Somebody invented the chainsaw.

Here's another one:http://www.lehmans.com/store/Tools___Farm___Hand_Tools___Woodworking_and_Lumberjacking___Hickory_Bucksaw___28729?Args=

 
 
  True, but
  Posted by: Jsaults on May-05-09 12:04 PM (EST)
having an extended handle is not a deal-breaker for me in selecting a folding camping saw. Piragis sells a tubular aluminum folding saw with the extended handle, but I was looking for the "warmth" of hickory or ash.

Jim
 
 
  Wooden Bucksaw
  Posted by: old_user on May-06-09 3:12 PM (EST)
I had a Schmidt saw for years. I wore it out and recently replaced it with a similar saw from Pole $ Paddle (someone linked it in another post). I really like this style saw. They're a little clumsier to assemble/disassemble than some of the others, but I find the function of the rectangular structure much better than the triangle of, for example, the Sven. I also prefer to have my hand gripping wood than metal or plastic.
 
 
  DIY'd it.
  Posted by: Jsaults on May-11-09 3:37 PM (EST)
Took longer than I expected, but it is complete. I built it using the Pack N Paddle saw as the template, and used choice red oak from SLowes. I elected to thread a rod to tension the saw (just to add a bit of a challenge and aggravation) but I can also tension it via a turnbuckle. Total cost was about $12 in materials.

What the hey, Saturday was a rainy day.

Jim
 
 
  Now, that's more like it.
  Posted by: tktoo on May-11-09 8:09 PM (EST)
I knew you had it in ya!
 

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