This model was built from drawings of the traditional English
saw. It’s a very popular saw, easy to reproduce, always with the
tension string to control tension of the blade. I chose to turn one pair of twin
many references also show pairs of distinct handles (one smaller
than the other). I used Peroba-do-Campo (Paratecoma
peroba), excellent wood for turning.
To mark precisely the pieces, I’ve made a template with drawing
of the sides. All sides of the pieces, previously jointed, are marked.
Afterwards, cut the mortise and tenon joints on the center
rod and the sides.
After finishing these pieces, the sides are bored to receive
In order to make a perpendicular hole with the bit brace I lean the chin against your hand.
This provides for firmer grip and a good view of work