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Hand saw wedge where you need it! (Living on the 'w'edge) DIY

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Project by mafe posted 09-28-2010 12:10 AM 3502 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand saw wedge where you need it!
Living on the ‘w’edge [Aerosmith]


Not rocket science, just the good old saw wedge, but with a twist so you know where to find it!

Make yourself a little wedge, make it in a quite low angel, drill a hole in the back, ad a cord, and a little piece of string!
Viola! You can attach it to your saw handle, and you have it just where you want it.

If someone do not know the purpose of this little fellow; it’s to keep the spur open when you saw, so the saw blade will not get stuck.

You can read about this little tool all the way back to the tomb of Rekhmire in Egypt (Look under vice).



Here is one to listen while you make it:


Hope this can keep you from getting stocked, if not in life, then at least in the saw cuts,

Best thoughts, and open smile,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 12:23 AM

great idea Mads
have read about them before , but with my brain allso long forgotten

thank´s for the reminder

Dennis

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mafe

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 12:31 AM

Dennis, Aerosmith are a rock band! But if you used to listen to them, then there might be a chance that you also used to drink heavy, shake your long hair up and down, and hang out with rock chicks, so perhaps thats why you have forgotten! Or did you mean the wedge?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 12:37 AM

Hmmm … the wedge Mads….. what ells …LOL the other thing is realy barry´d deep….LOL

Dennis

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lanwater

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 06:05 AM

That transported me back in time to the early 70’s when my dad was ripping long pieces of lumber.
He used a wedge.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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TJ65

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 08:33 AM

”it’s to keep the spur open when you saw, so the saw blade will not get stuck”
Wow You learn something new every day.
Thanks for that!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 10:23 AM

Practical-thanks for posting.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mafe

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 11:48 AM

Ian, yes thats excatly where it works like a miracle.
but it can olso give stability to a cut in plywood, so it do not wobble while you saw (some use a vice for that).
Also it can be made in different sizes and used for christmas, bigger as a simple door wedge, you can hang on the door handle.
Thanks to all, and the best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 03:11 PM

‘Amazing’ (Aerosmith)

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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swirt

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 03:12 PM

Clever little wedge on a chord. Hmmm might be the latest fashion statement. Men and women everywhere will be wearing them around their necks.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Div

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 10:16 PM

Nice saw brother! Nice music too, didn’t know you listen to that kind of noise….another thing we have in common…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 10:23 PM

Good idea, Mads. Pencil in your pocket, a wedge on your saw, and saw dust in your ears and nose. I’ll try to remember that. Thanks

-- 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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mafe

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#12 posted 09-28-2010 10:40 PM

Swirt, gift idea for the wifes make two small and you have a wonderful set of earrings…
helluvawreck, yes I’m a old boy scout ‘always prepered’.
Div, I do not! Only on special occations, I’m more into jazz, opera and funk – but all good music that talks to me are welcome in my ears, also Aerosmith.
Best thoughts to all,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Div

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#13 posted 09-28-2010 11:01 PM

Rock when I feel wild, jazz and blues when the mood is right. The wife has taught me to enjoy some opera and classical at times…The Bushman has a little culture since tamed by the angels…!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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BTKS

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#14 posted 09-29-2010 04:18 PM

That was a cool link.
Makes me really appreciate the universal motor and carbide!!!!!
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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