I have just completed this copy of a Victoria fretsaw, I made it in a day and a half using minimal tooling other than a bandsaw and a pillar drill press.
The main frame is made from Honduran Rosewood with an Ebony brace bar handle and adjuster knob.
The metal blade holders are made from stock silver steel 10.00mm and made is such a way that they are one piece for durability, there is a 12.00mm slot cut into the middle and a 6.00mm hole drilled at the bottom of this slot to allow the two halves to spring together.
Near the end I have filled a small ledge to take a 5.00mm allen bolts.
The adjuster mech is made from 10.00mm silver steel rod and drilled to take a 6.00mm thread at the stopped end to take the nickel silver rod and at the open adjusting end there is a plain hole through the insert for the rod to pass through with a threaded end to take the turned ebony knob with its nickel silver threaded insert, which is pegged from the side using a 3.00 mm nickel silver pin.
The joint in the brace is made by drilling two 10.00mm holes side by side and a rounded ended tenon to suit.
The handle is ebony which is secured to the lower arm with a small spigot and a screw to pull it into place against the arm.
This saw measures 18.00” overall with a 12.00” cutting depth.
She works a treat,