New axe project

I was keen to test out my new axe so I decided to make a “bucksaw”.  My first task was to split a piece of Ash in half

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Then I carved the two halves into the required dimensions

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and cut the pieces to length beginning with the two uprights

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and then a horizontal piece

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I used a mortise and tenon joint to join them together, which I have to say was not easy with a knife!

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I cut a groove across the bottom of each upright

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into which the saw blade fits

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I twisted up some Hemp as a tensioning cord and with a piece of Ash this works as a windlass to tension the blade

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On another piece of Ash I scored a groove using this piece of flint

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as a burin

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this acts rather like a small plane as you draw it along the wood, shaving off small curls of wood

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The saw blade fits into this groove and this piece of Ash acts a blade guard.

Now in the process of making this bucksaw I had an idea for another potential use for the frame and this is what I will posting about next time.

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