Saw file holder
Jointer / Edger
After watching our LJ friend Brit ’s (Andy) blog about saws where he makes a file holder and show a picture of an old ‘topping clamp’ in the comments, I fell in love with the simplicity of the old one and so decided to make one today.
It took an hour and works perfectly well.
Andy was concerned that the wedge could work its way out so I made it extra low, 3 degrees.
A file, a piece of wonderful dark hard wood, I believe it is from the Chokolattebollotree (or so) and comes from a shipping cradle, finally also a piece of blonde hardwood (an arm from a trashed parasol).
A typical MaFe project…
Fire up the pipe and then time for some shaves.
OMG that wood smells so wonderful, almost like a tobacco itself.
Straighten one side of the wedge.
With my new tapering jig I make the wedge.
Now it is possible to mark up the rabbet for the wedge and file.
A cut on the table saw.
One more now on the taper jig to match the wedge.
And a few extra to remove material.
Cleaning up with a chisel.
(I use Japanese tools today…).
Shaping a little for a comfortable grip.
And drilling a hole for hanging with my wonderful old French hand drill.
We have a saw file holder.
Another reason for me to make that saw sharpen vice…
Fast easy and effective.
I love it!
This holder can also be used for your scrapers, but I have made another version earlier for that purpose.
I hope this could be to some inspiration, perhaps even some holders…
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.