Making a light foldable camping wooden bow saw in a TRADITIONAL manner is very demanding. Join me and check out how I made this amazing lightweight camping saw – only 10,5 oz (300 g).

Initial designs for the bow saw.
Initial designs for the bow saw.

Of course, the first thing I did was to put a few designs on paper and see what could be a better option. Since I am making this type of saw for the first time, I will keep it as simple as possible. Therefore I am choosing the design on the left side.

In the video below you can enjoy watching where I am making a foldable camping saw in a traditional manner!

About The Material

For this build I used Accoya wood, brand new saw blade, screws and the string.

Accoya wood is incredible, it is lightweight, strong and long lasting. I found data where the manufacturer says that the Accoya wood will last 50 years outside over the ground level and 25 years if it is buried or submerged into fresh water. That is just amazing.

Saw blade is produced in Sweden by Bahco and it is 21″ long. You can find them in any hardware store or online. Here is an affiliate link to Amazon:
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The Build Process

I started by cutting the Accoya block into smaller pieces by hand. Mark them in desired shape and sizes and cut once again in smaller pieces.

Cutting the Accoya wood for the handles.
Cutting the Accoya wood for the handles.

To smooth the surface I used a round and flat wooden plane, coarser and finer rasp and at the end sandpaper 120 and 240 grit.

Shaping the handle.
Shaping the handle.

I had to adjust all pieces a few times and make sure that they fit properly.

Attaching the saw blade to the handles.
Attaching the saw blade to the handles.

After final assembly, I tested it out and loved it. It is extremely light in hand and the Bahco blade is incredible. It cuts both ways, so it is really efficient.

Testing the foldable camping bow saw.
Testing the foldable camping bow saw.

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Assembled, feels super lightweight and solid in hand.
Folded camping bow saw.
Folded camping bow saw.

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  1. Great workshop! It takes a few saws to make a new saw, how did we start? … 😉

  2. This person is great the workshop is really made handed God bless this is letteral exercise and work God bless FFD

  3. I really like the workshop, it must be full of memories, thank you for sharing 🙏🙏🙏

  4. I just came across your channel and love it already keep up the good work

  5. STYLE…from start to finish…
    Your workshop is a virtual treasure trove of “toys”…beautiful.

  6. Hello, for the content of your excellent channel, I would like to know if there is a possibility of subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, to follow the development that exists within the videos. Congratulations on your dedication to the channel, it’s a great channel.

  7. Привет мой друг Борис👋👋👋 каждый раз когда смотрю твои видосы, радуюсь и сразу ставлю лайки👍, приятно смотреть на тебя, всегда опрятно выглядишь 👌🏽 чистая мастерская, все на своих местах👍 в целом я всегда уверен в тебе что ты мастер на все руки🤗 жду новых видео, желаю всех благ и береги себя 🤝✌🏻🇷🇺

  8. Great video mate I love your attention to detail .thanks bud God bless . Lee

  9. Really nice design. I like that the middle piece doubles as a blade guard👌

  10. You always spend so much on your projects. It deserves to watch your videos always!

  11. Excellent little saw. Perfect for camping. I actually did laugh out loud at the tusks and the horns!🤗 No matter how tall they get, they are all little boys at heart.🤗🐝❤️

  12. Хорошая работа. Не перестаю любоваться вашей мастерской.

  13. Beautiful job Boris! I like the way you used the middle piece to hide the teeth of the saw blade. Best part of this video is when you were dreaming about being a walrus and a bull 🤣🤣🤣

  14. Omg @ 5:09 I about fell over laughing 😂😂 I love seeing this artistic creative side of you really come out more. I know that is what you said you wanted and im glad your able to do it. Super happy with a new video too 😉. Have a wonderful week Boris my far away friend

  15. You are brilliant idea what a great job with the project came out incredible build fantastic job and the video

  16. Great design looks great light weight and works great 👍. Thanks 😊!!

  17. Excuse me! but I wonder why didn’t you use electrical tools to save your effort? Though your work is still beautiful.

  18. Отличная работа!классная мастерская,люблю старые инструменты

  19. Привет, Борис! Я первый, судя по всему.

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