At Frontier Bushcraft we are very lucky to have a talented team of people with a diverse range of skills.
As a team we have an ethos of rising to a challenge and finding a solution from within. Rather than reaching for a wallet or phoning a friend, we first work out what we can do ourselves. This is a group mindset that comes from working closely together in the field without outside assistance.
As a team we also identify and recognise people's strengths.
And come up with the goods they did.
The bucksaw, with its blade tensioned by a windlass is a very old design of saw, often seen in museums.
You can see one at work in the latter part of this great old Swedish woodworking film. The saw features from around 12:00 onwards.
In-House Woodworking Skills
Henry is a talented woodworker and, amongst other things, has worked as an architectural model maker. Henry set to work on producing four beech-framed folding bucksaws.
Below are the fruits of his labour:
Canvas and Leather Slip Cases
Chris loves making his own outdoor equipment and particularly enjoys canvas and leatherwork. He has a vintage sewing machine that he works with.
It was to Chris we looked to make some cases for the saws.
Ready To Go (and For You To Use)
Henry has just delivered the saws to Frontier HQ and they look and feel great.
They are ready for deployment on our wilderness expeditions and we hope that if you join us on one of these trips, you'll enjoy using these great tools as much as we will.
Want to Make Your Own Folding Bucksaw?
Back in 2011, Henry wrote a tutorial on how to make these folding bucksaws. You can find it on my personal blog:
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