Saw file holder post - Jointer / Edger

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Saw file holder
Jointer / Edger

After watching our LJ friend Brit ’s (Andy) blog about saws where he makes a file holder and show a picture of an old one in the comments, I fell in love with the simplicity of the old one and so decided to make one today.

Made a small blog also .

It took an hour and works perfectly well.
Andy was concerned that the wedge could work its way out so I made it extra low, 3 degrees.

This holder can also be used for your scrapers, but I have made another version earlier for that purpose.

1. A selection of tools.
2. The potter tool in use.
3. Dibber in the ground.
4. Tulip in the ground.
5. Row Maker with hole in top to hold the spear.
6. Row Maker in use.

I hope this could be to some inspiration, perhaps even some holders…

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 06:25 PM

Well done friend. Looks great.

-- I never finish anyth

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 06:37 PM

always new

always interesting

always good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 06:51 PM

always impressive

always reliable

always effectively detailed

Thanks again.



PS: Thanks to Brit (Andy) as well

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 07:41 PM

Thanks Mads. I love any tool with a wedge and this one fits the description. I won’t be sharpening any handsaws in the foreseeable future, but I do appreciated the thought and work that went into this clever little jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 08:05 PM

Nice job Mads! Where did you get the file from Mads? Did it come like that or did you cut the tang off?

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

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 08:51 PM

Looks great Mads, you and Andy sure keeping the saw madness going!...haaa loved it all, great stuff! Just got a keyhole Disston in the mail….TIME TO OPEN!.....LOL, cheers!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 11:09 PM

David and Serge forgot “always inspiring”.

Thanks Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 12:27 AM

Very clever and a great little file holder. I can see that coming in very handy for many uses other than saw sharpening.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 12:31 AM

Neat jig.

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 02:11 AM

Simple to perfection. Thank you for sharing.

-- Live to Learn

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 11:48 AM

Looks like another winner Mads

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 03:42 PM

Hi guys,
Thank you for your always wonderful comments.
Andy, the wedge is holding more than tight enough, in fact it is almost impossible to get it loose if you tap too tight (trust me i did that). The direction of the wedge does not really matter, it depends if you file on the push or the pull, but since it is more than strong enough due to the fact I made a low angle it is fine nomatter the direction.
Best thoughts to all of you,

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

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 06:32 PM


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#14 posted 03-16-2012 10:57 PM

Ha! Good one mads, I like the wedge too. Looks like a good tool to make and have around the shop.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#15 posted 03-18-2012 03:07 AM

Hi Mads, Another great inspiring job.

Been doing some tools myself . Not so pretty, but I still try harder

-- Back home. Fernando

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