Started working on a new hand tool yesterday... A Turning Saw.
This is a mock up for a nicer one but I'm sure it will be usable all the same. I went with an oak frame, 3/8" skip blade and aluminum pins to use as much as I could from what I already had on hand and keep the prototype cheap. I'll be going with Jute and a stick for tension
Pictures pretty much say it all... Once I get it done I'll try to do an over view of the build but if any questions /critiques fire away!
Still has A ways to go but not bad for 2.5 hrs I think. Hand machining the pins took the most time. Also I cheated and used my BS to cut the pieces... Maybe I'll use this saw to build the next one. I'm hoping to find some time to work on it tomorrow even if only to get the knobs turned.