Building a Bucking Saw Horse

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  1. Lostviking

    Lostviking Member

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    Al la @The Warrior Hobbit House post.

    Shaving bark off white cedar,

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    Fitting two uprights together,

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    Making round sticks square,

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    Gratuitous beer shot with newly drilled hole,

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    Test fitting pin,

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    Drove in and waiting to be trimmed,

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    Work done with hand tools including sourcing the Cedar poles.

    Only power tool used was Mr. Milwaukee Fuel 12 for the drilling.
    Need to add a few Scotch Eye Drills soon.


    Tools used,

    Silky Outback Big Boy for sourcing the trees,

    Silky Outback Pocket Boy cutting the notches,

    Hults Bruk Akka for cleaning out the notches.

    Bark River U.P. Bravo for making the pin.

    Australian Botanical Soap to grease the pin.

    Milwaukee Fuel 12 with 1" Irwin auger bit for the drilling.
     
  2. Bozho

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    We call it a Donkey :D

    Nice work! Do you find a performance difference between these Silkys and the regular black handle (hard wood) models?
     
  3. Lostviking

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    Hard to say if there is a quantifiable difference.

    My other two Silky saws are years older and one is quite rusty.
    I think one would need to compare new against new to really tell.

    What I do like about the Outback series is the handle and the blade coating.
    The handle feels good in hand, it is grippy without being obnoxious.

    The blade coating should help slow down the rusting.

    To be fair my other Silky rusted because I left it out in the weather on my ATV for a few years.
    I just had it behind the seat so it was easily accessible when cleaning trails. It got rained on, snowed on, and was often incased in ice.
     
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    Part #2,

    Second set of uprights,

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    Coffee Break,

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    With the uprights fitted and the hole drilled, I chose a stick off the wood pile for the pin,

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    For the first pin, I just stood around the fire and shaved the stick.


    This time I took a saw and cut into each side lightly,

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    Then I just batoned from the top down to the saw cut,

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    Getting there,

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    Remember to pick up your scraps for future fire starting,

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    Thinking I was close enough to the right size, I set it in and got ready to pound.

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    It went in with a good amount of resistance. Just what I was looking for.

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    I sawed off the extra on both sides,

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    This week, I go in search of a top log and some cross bracing.
     
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    Awesome man.
     
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    Right?! Amazing work sir!!
     
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    Very nice work!
    Awesome tools too
     

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