Bowsaur Post for LarryJ --read the part about 15 minutes!

> i'm looking at making a small camping saw like the one in this link. > > http://www.wyomingknife.com/saws.htm > > basically a standard short blade that can be broken down for travel > and repaired easily in the field. anyone been here before? i've > made bowsaws, but they're larger than i'd like for this application. > Here's one for you. I took a Scout Leader training course that they called "Bushcraft". Basically you do everything in the Scout handbook that has to do with camping. So we are not asking the kids to do anything we have not done ourselves. Huge fun! But I digress.
One of our enablers, er facilitators, built this bowsaw whilst we were stopped for lunch on the trail. The string was in his pocket, the blade was inside his belt, the sticks he cut with his knife and whittled the joints. Took him maybe 15 minutes to make the frame. And it works, but I suspect that your first few efforts would fail until you understood the joints and geometry better. I'm sure a good galoot like you can figure it out...
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wrote:

Har! What's "camoflauge"?

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Re to the young Scouts: It's a good time to explain why math/geometry is good to know for/in many aspects of everyday life, i.e., the origin of handmade saws (or most any tool) goes back many years, so even folks with little formal education needed basic math skills and understanding of concepts to perform many basic chores. You're never too young to learn (be introduced to) some of these skills or concepts. Sometimes informal education is as valuable as formal education.
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