Over the last week I have been designing a tension saw I can 3D print and use both to make my jewellery as well as items for the house I am building. Firstly I created a wire frame which looked very similar to my jewellery in triangulated forms. When I piped this using T-splines it made the piece look almost sewn together, which I ran with. It is still a triangulated form so I hope this means it will hold a lot of strength when in use. I also made this from a frame to cut down on material for cost as well as weight in use.
Initially I designed a traditional fitting where the saw blade would have been bolted, however I changed this as I wanted a more contemporary design.
My final design I made bolts and a handle that match the saw frame. I plan to 3D print the entire thing in the next few weeks using steel for the frame and bolts and either wood or plastic for the handle.