Wooden handsaw sharpening vise

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Project by woodbutcher11 posted 11-27-2021 04:07 AM 656 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made in 2 parts – the saw vise was made by a an old carpenter, long since passed. He used it for years and then when he was just over 90 he gave it to me along with files , saw sets and most importantly, how to sharpen cross cut,rip and back saws. I needed somewhere to put all of the small parts that one needs to sharpen a saw so I built the parts “till” that sits below the vise. The rough carving is supposed to represent the word “Saw” with the “S” forming a carved saw handle.

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#1 posted 11-27-2021 02:46 PM

I like the till you added, though doesn’t it end up catching all the iron filings?

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#2 posted 11-27-2021 05:36 PM

Good observation, swirt. It does catch the filings so I have to periodically pull the tools and run a magnet over. On the other hand because it catches the filings they don’t get drawn into my floor sweep ( urban myth has it that the metal filings can be dangerous – I think they must mean “hot” filings like off a grinder. Either way because I sometimes recycle my sawdust and chips , I like to keep them somewhat clean). Having the saw sets and files close at hand is also convenient. It doesn’t get a lot of use since I only sharpen my own saws and the sharpening lasts a long time. I notice in your projects you have a nice saw till to hold and protect your saws. Thanks for the feedback and keep the chips flyin’

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