Today’s post was written by The Deer Hunter.
Being in the woods a lot (more so when I was younger) I’ve always carried a few things with me that would make my trip easier or more enjoyable.
A small axe, a fire kit, and almost always a small folding saw especially during hunting season. Sometimes I need to be able to cut larger pieces of wood than I can with my folding saw. I recently built my own take-down bucksaw.
The design I used is an old one I copied off the web.
The two upright pieces are from an old broken hoe handle, I used a cedar board for the middle fulcrum and a small cedar paddle up top wound with 550 paracord to tighten the saw, and two cut off 16 penny nails for pinning the blade.
I paid ten bucks for the blade and the rest of the materials I had on hand.
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This saw cuts like nobody’s business, its cheap, and best of all it takes down and goes together in seconds. It also takes up little room in a pack so I can carry it to with me and quickly assemble when I need to use it.
The Deer Hunter