7 Saw Till

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Project by Thinman posted 09-22-2016 02:50 AM 1053 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My saws were all hanging on pegs which really wasn’t working to well. There had to be a better way. I looked around LumberJocks and found Farmerdude had come up with a great idea. So I stole it! Thanks Farmerdude. I built my till out of some scrap Walnut and White oak. It didn’t take much, the whole thing is only 4 X 20 inches.
There are one inch balls in the tapered mortices that pinch the saw.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 12:17 PM

COOL! I will be copying that. Wonder if I can find small enough balls to hold chisels.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 05:27 PM

RandyinFlorida The chisel till adaptation is a nice idea. I’d suggest you use round dowels instead of tiny balls to hold your chisels. The dowels can be longer than the chisel which will make the dowels easier to keep captive. I’m looking forward to seeing your project.

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 06:05 PM

That’s a nice collection of saws and that’s a fine till to store them in. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 06:55 PM

Looks good!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 07:00 PM

Nice till, Thinman, glad I could help. I’ve never had a saw slip, they hold well. It looks great with the Walnut / Oak combination. All around great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 08:21 AM

RandyinFlorida and whistlingwoodies I tried dowels and they didn’t work at all. The moment I tried to poke the saw in the dowel just bound up. I think the flex of the balls is necessary.

-- Jeff

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#7 posted 09-30-2016 04:31 PM

Nice job, Jeff. Didn’t get around to look at this when you first posted it. Definitely need one of these for my hand saws that I never use… :)

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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