Originally Posted by happycheapskate
How do you cut slots in that brace for the tension wheel? I love this design, but I don't know how to make that cut? Did you drill 2 holes and use a file to connect the holes?
My Uncle and I made a tensioner like this for his new bike. We drilled 2 holes and then drew lines for how wide we wanted the slot then took a jig saw and cut just inside the lines, then used a file to finish making the slot so it was nice and straight.