Brother is inspecting my latest contraption, a mini bucksaw made out of a coping saw blade. It’s an outdoor woodsman style made with a bit of 550 paracord to tighten it up with a twist-stick.
Here you can see the twist stick a little bit better. To tighten it, you simply put a few twists in the cord with the stick and let the stick catch in the cross beam to hold the whole thing together.
If you look closely, you can see where the left piece has started to break in the middle because I twisted it up too tight. I went with a through the hole style assembly, but that proved to weak with the light pieces of scrap wood I was using.
I used the starting-to-break saw to re-cut the saw notches in the ends of two new peices of wood. The blade slips into a slot in the end of the wood.
You can also see the mortices I cut into the wood with my pocket knife. This proved to be fairly week, so the new one simply has a triangle shaped notch that goes about 1/3 of the way into the wood.
Here you can see how small and compact the whole thing works out being. This is the boot knife I keep next to my bed. It’s not large, but not small either.
I can make the whole thing from scratch with just the saw blade, a knife, and a bit of cord. I made this saw while watching a movie with the wife tonight. She’s pretty lienent about me having fiddly fingers and movies.