Method of construction
Scaled to take 9" & 6" hacksaw blades.
Frames hacksawed out of scrap hot rolled mild steel.
Parts for handle attachment & blade tensioners welded in place (yes I know I should invest in anti-splatter spray !)
Filing the shape of the blade tensioner nut on the smaller saw.
Frames welded up & ready for profiling. Threaded holders for gripping the frames & handles which are ebony for the larger saw & ivory for the smaller one.
Turning the large saw blade holder using ball turning tool.
Rough filing the wing nut for the large saw
Finished blade holder parts.