Rebuilt Buck Saw.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 02-25-2014 04:49 AM 2600 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This saw was riddled with borer, had the wrong sized blade and had been overtightened until one arm broke. The only solution was a complete rebuild of all the wooden parts. Fortunately I was able to use the original parts as a pattern. I didn’t initially realize the blade was too long and so when it was first tightened up with the turn buckle the left hand joint compressed and twisted. It took a bit of late night brain power to get a feel for what was wrong.

All turned out alright in the end and the saw is now a joy to use. It has a very coarse cut so is intended for wet wood taken directly from the tree. Remade in Oak from an old cabinet.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 09:22 PM

Nice save John !

-- Carl, Iowa

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 03:56 PM

Came out great! I like the carving.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 06:55 PM

Thanks Guys, it was a fun project with a few unexpected challenges. I am really enjoying using the saw as it rips through timber with great enthusiasm. Not sure if the blade should cut on the forward stroke or the back stroke. Any thoughts?

-- RusticJohn

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 04:35 AM

Very well done!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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