|Project by Ben||posted 10-29-2012 03:41 AM||3006 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve been making a few saws lately and I got tired of Jury Rigging something to hold them while i cut and sharpen the teeth. So here is my saw vise. Very simple. Its just four red oak scrap boards with lap joints. The hinge is a strap hinge i bought at my local hardware store, and the screw I made from 1 inch dowel stock with a wooden tap and die box. I finished it with Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO). The BLO doesn’t seem to affect the grip in any way. I also planed a hollow in the middle of the jaws so the edges would grab first and then the middle. This assured I would have even clamping pressure along the entire length. I just realized its going to need some rabbets on the bottom of the jaws to accomodate my smaller back saws.
As always, comments and questions are definitely wanted.
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