Making A Home Made Folding Bucksaw




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Simon Jones: Best I've ever seen, amazing! I'd love one any day of the week ;-)

Lead Slinger: Women + tools = sexy

gig777: Very nice saw! How did you get the blade storage groove cut in straight with a hand saw? Or did you need to use a table saw for that?

Rude: awesome job! nicely executed

Never2OldToSurvive: Great job on the details and build. This is my next project.

ray bladen: that's an excellent diy bucksaw. kudos to you.. may have to try that. I bought a pack bucksaw from gander mtn for 25.00. its only 12'' long I prefer atleast 18. good way to improvise the chair carrier. good vid.

Steve Racz: I think your folding design is interesting but I also think most of your improvements will not give better performance or safety. Oak is heavy and stiff and your saw isn't too light in the end. Your handles are quite bulky and will not be comfortable for any amount of serious sawing. By making your blade fold in to your wide handles, you lose a lot of the blade in the handles when it is in use. A dowel on the crosspiece into the handles might not give the amount of pivoting it needs when tightening the blade, The dowel will likely break at some point. Using a dowel on the cord to tighten your saw and inserting it into your crosspiece has increased the likelihood of it falling out, since with your design there is far less travel required for it to pop out. When a flat stick is used, after it is wound up, the stick can be slid down further on the crosspiece, so that it would take a very big knock to push it completely past the crosspiece. The bucksaw you're trying to improve on has been around since at least the 16th century, possibly far longer. I love the enthusiasm though!

Randal Englebright: I used an old ash handle off a shovel or rake and a couple scraps of oak wood. bought a 21 inch blade at true value for 4 bucks and used two 1/4 by 2 stainless steel screws( which happened to thread right into the blade, no wing nuts required) then notched with a 1/4 inch wood chisel, mortise and tenon style, and tensioned it all with paracord. 

Randal Englebright: luv your design.. just made my first bucksaw today

Confederatemule: Great!! I really like your design. I've been lookin on you tube and your idea seems to be the best for a DIY Buck Saw. I am gonna build one just like it, if you don't mind. :) ....Mule

Sam Maskery: i know it immature but did any one notice what it said on the bag

nativerobin: @Cayoot Hey thanks for the nice compliment :) .... i love making things on the cheap at home if i can figure out a way !

nativerobin: YUP lefty here :)

bird bones: fantastic video, your saw looks great!

Steve Watkins: That's a really nice saw - well made. I did flinch when you ran the saw over the top of your hand when you cut the groove - Having been cut with a rip saw like yours, I would certainly recommend another method - That's really dangerous. That saw will rip straight through the tendons in your hand if it slips off the wood.

Glen Neller: that's really cool, i love the stuff you come up with..

nativerobin: @chas4551 Thanks and thanks for watching :)

nativerobin: @BornRandy62 I only have hand tools for my options are a bit limited, a table saw would have been sweet!. I put the leather gloves on after my BF crapped a brick when he saw how i was doing it bare handed LOL

nativerobin: Hey THANKS..i love doing the channel and hope to keep it growin, thanks for watching :)

WildMedGuru1: Wow. Awesome video. Now I have to get started on one of my own! Thx for sharing.

nativerobin: I always appreciate the ideas...but using a dremil would defeat the purpose of making a project with common house hold tool :)

Bruce Prosser: I think I am in love with you :)

dcox01: I like that design. I'm going to make one.

contactright07: Just come across your chanel from across the pond so I have subbed.A great little project and nicely done.

FreePig3on: Sei un mito

nativerobin: Thanks Jim! ....and have fun making your own as well :)

nativerobin: Great ideas for sure but never really have had any rust issues so far....but doesn't mean i won't eventually...

Solitarymountainman: Had to comment on this........you've done an amazing job and finally made me bite the bullet to make my own instead of a pre made frame. Excellent - well done!!!! x

Reallybigmonkey1: Wow! I gotta say, I am beyond impressed. I cant believe you made that with only hand tools! I was getting freaked out tho when you started that groove with out wearing gloves. I didnt want to see a first aid video. Ha Ha. Beautiful saw an a excellent video Robin.

VaraVild Bushcraft School: That is an awesome saw Robin. Thanks for showing that. Take care!

RallohE: Really nice piece of gear. Well done both the saw and the video. THanks for sharing. I'd be interested in a follow up sometime to see how it's holding up. My guess is the paracord is going to stretch on you a bit.

nativerobin: LOL ..thanks :)

nativerobin: Hey go for it .. glad you enjoyed the video :)

nativerobin: I tried to keep it simple with all hand tools...have fun :)

John Lauritzen: I really enjoyed your video. I find your videos fun and knowledgeable. I have been doing a lot of day hikes this year. With winter in full swing up here in Vancouver BC, I have been taking advantage of watching YouTube videos on bushcraft and hiking tips in preparation for overnight hikes. I want to thank you for inspiring me and bringing the love of bush crafting to my attention. Looking forward to more of your videos. Thank you.

nativerobin: Thanks you are all awesome!

alonewolverine1984: I think you are really cool, smart and you got a great humor. :-)

ConfederateHandjob: Very nice! Best folding bucksaw I've seen on Youtube.

nativerobin: Thanks ...glad you liked it :)

Richard Carter: The fire piston was great, thanks a ton, now I have to give it a go

nativerobin: thank you :)

nativerobin: Thanks so much for checking my vid out :)

1914sweet: Girl! Best one yet! Nice saw too!

nativerobin: You're the first to notice it :) .....thanks for the compliment !

nativerobin: Hey thank you so much and have fun :)

lonwlf68: Great idea,and great craftmanship! I've been wanting to make one myself,and this has given me some great ideas! Thanks! The only complaint I have about the video,is the music....I've always though music in an instructional video is distracting,but maybe that's just me! LOL

nativerobin: Thanks its something i enjoy. Thanks for watching!

nativerobin: Thanks for watching :)

nativerobin: Hey go for it! ....DIY jobs are fun and cost a lot less, besides it will mean more to you every time you use it as well :)

Joe O's Channel: I'm only just over 3 minutes in so far...but paused to post one comment first...I did not pick up on it when you were marking the board, but then noticed you wear your watch on your right wrist instead of left...obviously you are left handed. EVERY TIME I see someone with the watch on their right wrist, I know they are left handed. Takes one to know one ;)

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Making a Home Made Folding Bucksaw 4.9 out of 5

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