Saw vise and saw till

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Project by jim65 posted 09-17-2017 07:59 PM 1928 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got a pair of reading glasses so I can see small stuff again and thought it about time to sharpen the saws and organize them. this is my take on a saw vise and saw till. Requirements, material on hand. The saw vise is walnut and maple scraps and a hinge that holds it together. Drops into the front vise for clamping pressure. Holds really well. Not too big, I need to shift the larger saws but it works great and is really simple. The saw till was made out of mostly pine. Had to fit between the two mounted tool cabinets so it does not hold the coping saws or bow/frame saws but does keep the ones that I use a lot in front of the bench. Shelf below keeps two mallets organized (and off the bench – got tired of picking them up off the floor) and my old ipod for music in the shop. There is enough space to add another japanese saw and another gentlemans saw. Comments always welcome! Thanks for looking!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 09-17-2017 08:09 PM

Good looking saw vise! Your saw till compliments your wall of tools quite nicely. Good work!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 09-17-2017 08:21 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 09-17-2017 09:36 PM

Great job Jim.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Scott Oldre

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#4 posted 09-17-2017 09:42 PM

I don’t think I’d have the patience for sharpening handsaws, but the vise looks up to the task. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 09-17-2017 10:56 PM

Simple and clean! Love them both

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#6 posted 09-18-2017 06:43 AM

Well made and good organized.

Lidll reading glasses?


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#7 posted 09-18-2017 07:34 AM

very well made and looking nice, I had to read your post twice before realizing what was a till (we Italians sometime loose your slang!).

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#8 posted 09-18-2017 08:13 AM

Realy looks good and sturdy. Very well organized tool cabinets.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-18-2017 01:30 PM

Thanks everyone!

Dutchy, Lidll reading glasses?

I actually went with prescription, dropped 70 Euro but not having to take cell phone pictures of everything small and then increase the size to read is worth it :-) I also note that I can read graduations on the rulers MUCH better. Hopefull this will improve my woodworking!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 09-18-2017 01:46 PM

This is a great tool cabinet and saw vise. Wonderful tools and nice work on the cabinet.

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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#11 posted 09-18-2017 05:03 PM

Thanks everyone!

Dutchy, Lidll reading glasses?

- jim65


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#12 posted 09-18-2017 05:58 PM

:-) – Useless thing that one is… unfortunately like most of the Lidl stuff, it leaves a lot to be desired.
will say you are a man of details!
Dutchy, Lidll reading glasses?

- jim65

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 09-18-2017 08:30 PM

I have had the same and this one ended in the garbage bin.


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