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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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UL Saws Big & Small
I took Delmar's suggestion and made a couple of saws from Japanese-style pull saws. The first was a 10.5" replacement blade by Tajima. Very thin metal, carved up nicely. So thin that I add...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 07, 9:05am

Re: Ultralight Saws
Don, I agree that a saw is probably not really necessary for most open camp fires. But I'm thinking about small wood burning stoves, most of which can only take 2"-3" pieces of wood.

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 02, 11:09am

Re: Pull Saws
Delmar, thanks for the links. I'm much farther down the "rabbet" hole than I thought I would be when I started this thread so I might as well keep going. I will be trying out at least...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 02, 8:22am

Pull saw blades
Since starting this thread I have become most interested in saws that are capable of cutting small to medium logs or timbers, not just dead branches for wood fires. For trail maintenance, but also ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
December 01, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Pruning Saw Progress
It's called Plasti-Dip. Obtained from my local hardware store. Comes in multiple colors. http://www.plastidip.com/

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 30, 5:49pm

Fun With Slots
Thanks for the props guys. Glad you're enjoying this thread. I'm having a blast. So I took the Dremel to the saws and connected the holes to make slots. Major weight reductions. Got the ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 30, 12:48pm

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November 28, 1:59pm

Does this count?
Eton hand-cranked & solar cell AM/FM/NOAA Weather radio, flashlight & USB charger: http://www.amazon.com/NFR160WXB-Microlink-Self-Powered-Weather-Flashlight/dp/B001QTXKB0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=U...

In GEAR » Alternative electronic gadget chargers
November 27, 9:12pm

Pruning Saw Progress
Progress report on ultralight pruning saws. Took a suggestion from my Dad and ground down the back of the blade to lighten it. Carved off 1.7 ounces. Then tried drilling again. Spot annealing...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 27, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Saws
Ed, do you know how much the Bahco weighs, and its blade length?

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 27, 1:25pm

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