|Project by Ron Aylor||posted 02-26-2017 06:08 PM||1297 views||8 times favorited||26 comments|
In my blog Lynnsay's Prie Dieu I used this saw vise to sharpen a rip saw before cutting into some 7/4 cherry. As I was putting it back on the wall, I thought why not upload it as a project. I built this about five years ago to get my saw sharpening up off the bench top. Prior to this vise I simply pinched a saw between to strips of wood in the leg vise … too much stooping over … especially at my age!
Not much to it really … two wide jaws held by two uprights, one in the leg vise the other atop the bench (to prevent rocking side to side), held together via a leather hinge.
I used black oak for the uprights, and hackberry for the jaws. There are two strips of curly oak on the inside of the jaws to pinch the saw … all cinched with a threaded maple dowel. I designed the vise around my largest rip saw …
... and my small dovetail saw.
All of my other cross-cut, tenon, panel, and back saws fit nicely somewhere in between.
As always all comments and/or questions welcomed. Thanks for looking!
-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia. Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.