More shop made tools - Scratch stock holder and Saw Vice

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Project by Tinnocker posted 06-14-2011 11:31 PM 5192 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I watched the Fine Woodworking online video on making scratch stocks and decided to try it out for my self. It works great! I was garage sale shopping a few weeks ago and picked up 3 saws in rusty and dull condition for a dollar. They were in desperate need of some TLC so the first thing I did was clean up the rust and then made a saw vice to sharpen them. I was always a little intimidated when it came to sharpening saws but I checked out some videos and books from the local library and decided to give it a shot. It turned out very well and now I can sharpen all my saws if or when the need arises. I love learning new skills!

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 11:45 PM

Very nice. I was looking at the on finewood working as to make one of these

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 12:55 PM

Looking good.
You are so active that even I get out of breath.
I am working on restoring saws now, and I am really close to the making a wise and start sharpening. I have also been a little scared of gettiong into the sharpening part, but at the same time it is a skill I would love to learn really well, there is a charm to this I think.
You positive words inspire me to move on thank you.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 01:26 PM

You did a wonderful job on these shop made tools.

-- 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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#4 posted 06-15-2011 03:27 PM

Your scratch stock turned out well – I have yet to make & use one, but is on my list of todo’s..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 03:54 PM

Could you enlighten the ignorant? What does a “scratch stock holder” do?

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 01:41 AM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 04:13 AM

I seen that same video. Read the article too. I like the post and you have encouraged me to tackle sharpening an old saw of my uncle’s. Great job!

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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