Just the act of taking the photos of this buck saw brought back memories of following my maternal grandfather here and there; watching his many activities.
He worked a 3 to 11 shift which meant he was home during the day working in his gardens or carpenter shop.
I included the following close-ups to show the varied coloring of the wood and the principle of how it worked.
A bucksaw is a crosscut saw: it is designed to cut across the grain. The width of the blade is constant from the teeth to the back. It is meant to cut wood fibers that are in tension, and is thick so that it is more difficult to bend on the push stroke. Coopers often use bucksaws in their work.
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