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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.

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

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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.
 

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

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

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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?

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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
 

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That's a neat idea, and great execution.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 ;-)
 

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Great tools. These should get lots of use.
 
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