|Project by tsuresuregusa||posted 10-13-2014 01:03 PM||1884 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
My first project. I waited till I had something barely interesting to post.
This is japanese saw vice I made yesterday. The diagram shows the bolts I don’t have (it was sunday yesterday, nowhere to get them) but I’m using a moxon vice to close it. This has the advantage that leaves the vice at a nice angle when you put it in the floor. I have to decide yet if I go for the bolted version.
Start with some straight grained wood roughly 30×30cm, or wider if your saws are longer. I used 8×3/4in spruce from the construction market.
I rough cut with a saw and then lots and lots of block plane to get the shape done. Really straight forward.
The teeth is the first try with the new vice. I use it in sitting position, like japanese do. This gives you great stability since your centre of gravity is at the saw height. Like that, it’s really easy to keep the file straight and not touch the neighbouring teeth. I tried before filling while standing, with different kind of vices, and this is by far my favourite method.
Hope someone else gets inspired to sharpen japanese style. It’s sadly a technique that even in Japan is being lost. And with the right tools, it’s not so difficult.
If you want to read more mumbling on japanese saw sharpening, take a look at my blog: