Saw Vise

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Project by Mosquito posted 10-30-2012 03:01 AM 3606 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple saw vise that I made. I’m sure I’ll make changes, or make a new one down the road, but for now it seems to be working.

Currently there are two pegs to hold it up while the work mate is loose, and I adjust the position of the saw plate in the vise. In the future, I intend to drill a few more holes at other heights, depending on where I want it to be.

It’s all made with a few pieces of red oak.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 12:17 PM

Nice design. You need to post it in the workmate of your dreams thread as a a workmate accessory.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 12:47 PM

I like it. It could also make do as an out feed support for my table top saw. I did an out feed thing, but yours would serve double duty… For fine adjustment, I may need slots for the peg holes… of infinitely variable height (as out feed support device)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 02:16 PM

Well done Mos. I’ll be interested to see your journey along the saw sharpening path.

Not that it has bearing on a thing, but the fact that you do much of your work in a spare bedroom in an apartment is completely cool to me.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 02:27 PM

Thanks Don, I’ll have to go dig that thread up and post it there…

Thanks Al H. You could also do wider vertical pieces, and then drill peg holes in them similar to a deadman on a work bench.

Thanks Tony, I’ve been reading a fair amount about it for the past couple of months. I’ve got a few old saw restores to do, and figured I’d start with those… I think I’ll leave the LN saws until I’m a little more confident…

I told my girlfriend that we’ll have to try to buy a house shortly after we get married, that way I’ll have somewhere to work. I don’t think there will be enough room, if/when she moves in, for me to keep using the spare bedroom as such lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 02:28 PM

Sweet Saw vise Mos! Much nicer than the one I made out of plywood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 02:31 PM

Thanks Mauricio.

I’m thinking about trying to add some leather, or that rubber drawer liner stuff, or something of the sort, to give it a little better gripping power, and to help with the noise a little (I’m always mindful of the noise, given the bedroom wall is shared with the neighbor). Would this be a good/bad idea? Anyone have any thoughts?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 04:21 PM

Nice, Mos! Perhaps I need one of these…then I would need to learn to sharpen my saws!

-- Jason K

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 07:06 PM

I like you’re saw vise. Very effective. I just recently posted one as well. Somebody else commented on mine that a strip of leather at the top would help with friction. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds like a good idea.

-- Do something nice for somebody

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