Using your knee to brace a log

I put together a video last year about using the ‘plumbers vice‘, and whilst this is a good technique to use when you don’t have a working platform to saw on, it has its limitations.  I find that it’s fine for pieces of wood up to about the thickness of a drink’s can, but bigger than that it becomes unwieldy.

That’s when using your knee to brace a log comes into its own.

We look at using a folding saw, and specifically using your knee to brace a log, on many of our courses, including the IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate and  5 Day Bushcraft Course.

You can see lots of photos of participants here as well as on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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