Rather than let my freshly sharpened handsaw fall victim to encounters with teeth-dulling objects in the back of the truck, I made a protective shoe for it out of a piece of 1×2. I cut a 1/2-in. deep kerf down the center of the 1×2 to house the saw’s cutting edge. Then I drilled an 1/8-in. dia. hole about midway along the shoe for a wire hoop, as shown in the drawing. The hoop wraps around the sawblade, holding the shoe in place. To snug the hoop to the blade, I twist the wire. Then I recess the cut ends of the wire into the wood with a nail set.
Bob Jewell, Kalaheo, HI