Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'saw vise'

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Working around the house #1: Restoring Old Hand Tools

05-04-2017 12:26 PM by ofthemound | 4 comments »

Hello again! So this is where I am at in my journey of woodworking. Over the winter I decided to invest in older, high quality hand tools. Now I have a nice set of hand tools to work with. I always heard the common phrase, ”They don’t make them like they use to!” I never really thought much of it till I was holding two Stanley Bailey hand planes, the oldest being 100+ years old. Still solid to my amazement! I spent time to restore my jack and fore hand planesĀ and now I have ...

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Hand saw sharpening #3: Saw vise box version - quick and clean

10-04-2016 09:54 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

Saw vise box versionquick and clean Having bought a few old saws and inspired by plenty of friends here on LJ, I made my own version of a saw vise, inspired by the Danish fileklemme princip.(This one was made back in 2014 and are one of the many projects I never found time to publish). In this small blog you will see how i made mine, if you are looking for serious saw info about sharpening and setting up saws, I can highly recommend my friend Andy’s / Brit’s series where you...

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Hand saw sharpening #2: Fileklemme / European saw vise - quick and clean.

10-04-2016 08:21 PM by mafe | 11 comments »

Fileklemme / European saw visequick and clean Having a Scandinavian work bench, I thought it would be right to have a fileklemme / the type of saw vise that was traditionally used in Denmark. Today this clamp are mostly used for holding small objects, while working at the bench, since most people don’t sharpen saws these days. I visited a friend and in the corner of his art studio this old fileklemme gave me the final push. I decided to use plywood for stability and strength...

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Shop's Log #15: Saw Sharpening Clamp

10-31-2014 06:31 PM by terryR | 17 comments »

Hi everyone, Welcome to another blog WITHOUT pipes. LOL. I’ve finally decided to take the walk down the saw sharpening path…have been putting it off for over a year! I fully expect a rocky beginning, but hope the trail eases out with time. Luckily, you LJ’s are full of information and love to share. My initial attempts at re-shaping teeth were an abomination to the craft due to lack of fresh reading, and NOT even knowing how to properly adjust my Veritas saw filing jig...

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Saw vise build

01-02-2014 02:11 AM by Wally331 | 4 comments »

I have been in desperate need of a better way to hold my saws for sharpening. My old setup( two sticks of wood ~26 inches long which I would clamp onto saw plate and my vise) was simply not cutting it (sawing pun intended). I thought about purchasing vintage, but everyone always complained of bad vibrations, they are overpriced at antique shops, and I didn’t want to reposition my saw 4 times for full sized handsaws. I really liked Andy’s (Brit) design. It was economical, sturdy...

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Making a Saw Vise

11-16-2012 12:37 AM by nobuckle | 3 comments »

Some time ago I purchased a scroll saw off Craig’s List. The guy I bought it from also gave me some old hand saws. I got them home and cleaned them up a bit. Upon inspecting the teeth I realized that they needed some work. I decided to make a saw vise so I could sharpen them. I made a video of the techniques I used to build one that I found in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse. It’s made of some white oak that I had laying around. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to build one of your own....

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Saw Talk #13: Intrepid Sawster Triumphs over Adversity

06-18-2012 11:35 PM by Brit | 34 comments »

In part 12 we left our intrepid sawster (Is that a word? It is now.) feeling very sorry for himself. If you haven’t read part 12, you should read that first as this is a continuation of that post. Anyhow, you can’t keep a hand tool junkie down and suitably chastised by the saw gods, I picked myself up and worked the problem. I found out that I’d mistakenly thought the problem was what is known as ‘Cows and Calves’. However that is when the bottom of the gullet...

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Saw Talk #12: You win some, you lose some

06-17-2012 09:37 AM by Brit | 29 comments »

So I thought I’d have a go at sharpening the 14 inch Cowell & Chapman backsaw (which is really a W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner). I’m going to file it 10.5 TPI rip with 9 degrees of rake and 5 degrees of fleam. I was going to add 5 degrees of slope as well, but I figure at this point I should just concentrate on filing the fleam correctly without complicating things further. Remember this one? This saw has an extra-heavy brass back and therefore there is a considerable am...

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Saw Talk #9: Making a Saw Vise

03-18-2012 05:16 PM by Brit | 52 comments »

When I did my research, I found a number of good saw vise designs on the web. Some were simple, whilst others were more complex. The fundamental requirement of a saw vise is that it clamps a saw securely while you sharpen it, everything else is just icing. So it can be as simple as sandwiching the saw plate between two pieces of wood in a vise on your bench. Last December, I had the privilege of attending a saw sharpening class with Paul Sellers at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales. At the beginn...

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The Saw Vise #2: Finished!

02-11-2008 02:34 AM by Tomcat1066 | 10 comments »

So, I have now finished my first woodworking project! Don’t I feel special! Well, honestly, I don’t. I got sloppy and it shows on this. First, let me share the finished product. And the other side. That doesn’t look so bad. However, I got sloppy with the hole placement for the carriage bolts, figuring I’d have to plane them to match anyways. However, they were off by over a quarter of an inch on one side, but only 1/8th on the other. So, I planed t...

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