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Project by Bill Berklich posted 03-15-2019 10:27 AM 915 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LJ Swap Spring 2019 was a lot of fun. If you haven’t signed up for on you really should. For this swap I created a Saw Vise in Rock Maple, and Jointer handle and a Split Nut Driver in Osage Orange. I did make a prototype on the right in picture #2 and glad I did. Lots of little mistakes. I also tried a bit of line carving and coloring. Overall it turned out pretty well and the Prototype I’ve already used to sharpen two saws. To twist a phrase from Red Green if it’s not handy at least it’s handsome.

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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#1 posted 03-15-2019 11:12 AM

Thanks again, Bill! They’re handsome and handy!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 12:31 PM

Really awesome set Bill! if it’s not handy at least it’s handsome Sir, it is both! Great job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 12:58 PM

Great looking work Bill. The carving and coloring on the saw vise are a great touch. I’m sure Dave will get lots of use out of both tools. Thanks for participating in the swap!!!

BTW – I expect to see a saw sharpening blog from one of you guys so I can see the vise in action.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 01:31 PM

Great looking item and very functional for the galoot who received it.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 07:43 PM

WOW saw vice what great ideas you guys have i would have never thought of that like the engraving on it GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 03-16-2019 12:02 AM

That was thinking outside the box Bill. Nice work on all three pieces. How is the graphic applied? Can’t tell from the pics. Nice tough though.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 12:18 AM

Really nice vise and file holder Bill!
Curious about several things: How wide wre the vise jaws? My antique metal one is only 9 1/2”.
What did you use to make the split nut driver shaft?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 03-16-2019 12:22 AM

Bill, the graphic was carved and then painted.

Duck, it’s out in the shop so I can’t say exactly, but more than a foot.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 03-16-2019 01:14 AM



That was thinking outside the box Bill. Nice work on all three pieces. How is the graphic applied? Can t tell from the pics. Nice tough though.

- builtinbkyn

Dave pretty well nailed it. Wiped on a coat of poly then line carved and wiped in fountain pen ink (because that’s what I had) then sanded it off after the ink dried. Another couple coats of poly and good to go. It’s a technique I’ve always wanted to try and never had the opportunity.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 03-16-2019 01:22 AM



Really nice vise and file holder Bill!
Curious about several things: How wide wre the vise jaws? My antique metal one is only 9 1/2”.
What did you use to make the split nut driver shaft?

- duckmilk

Duck 12” wide so it would take a 14” tennon saw. I’ll post a blog on it in a day or so. The split driver is made from a 1/2” Spade bit cut, ground, and filed

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#11 posted 03-16-2019 02:36 AM

That’s a neat idea, and great execution.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 03-16-2019 05:43 AM

It’s a technique I’ve always wanted to try and never had the opportunity.

I did similar on the wedge on my plane, but I wiped in dyed wood filler and then sanded it smooth after. Yours came out a lot better than mine did, but I’ll keep trying it until I get it right.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 03-16-2019 11:11 AM

Wish I was smart enough to use this beautiful saw vise. Have never been able to get the nack of sharpening or working on a saw. Very thoughtful and great looking items.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#14 posted 03-18-2019 01:08 PM

That’s a big bunch of awesome Bill. I love this package! My saw vise is 2 pieces of Oak screwed together at one end :-( I’ve been wanting a real one but it just never seems to make it’s way onto the short list of projects… You might inspire me with this one though. I really love the carving on the Maple. Excellent touch!

I see you have an extra one there. If you need me to store it for you while you move, just let me know ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 03-19-2019 02:41 PM

Great tools. These should get lots of use.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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