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Project by Mosquito posted 10-30-2012 03:01 AM 1872 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple saw vise that I made. I’m sure I’ll make changes, or make a new one down the road, but for now it seems to be working.

Currently there are two pegs to hold it up while the work mate is loose, and I adjust the position of the saw plate in the vise. In the future, I intend to drill a few more holes at other heights, depending on where I want it to be.

It’s all made with a few pieces of red oak.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods





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Don W

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 12:17 PM

Nice design. You need to post it in the workmate of your dreams thread as a a workmate accessory.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 12:47 PM

I like it. It could also make do as an out feed support for my table top saw. I did an out feed thing, but yours would serve double duty… For fine adjustment, I may need slots for the peg holes… of infinitely variable height (as out feed support device)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 02:16 PM

Well done Mos. I’ll be interested to see your journey along the saw sharpening path.

Not that it has bearing on a thing, but the fact that you do much of your work in a spare bedroom in an apartment is completely cool to me.

-- ~Tony

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 02:27 PM

Thanks Don, I’ll have to go dig that thread up and post it there…
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Thanks Al H. You could also do wider vertical pieces, and then drill peg holes in them similar to a deadman on a work bench.
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Thanks Tony, I’ve been reading a fair amount about it for the past couple of months. I’ve got a few old saw restores to do, and figured I’d start with those… I think I’ll leave the LN saws until I’m a little more confident…

I told my girlfriend that we’ll have to try to buy a house shortly after we get married, that way I’ll have somewhere to work. I don’t think there will be enough room, if/when she moves in, for me to keep using the spare bedroom as such lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 02:28 PM

Sweet Saw vise Mos! Much nicer than the one I made out of plywood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 02:31 PM

Thanks Mauricio.

I’m thinking about trying to add some leather, or that rubber drawer liner stuff, or something of the sort, to give it a little better gripping power, and to help with the noise a little (I’m always mindful of the noise, given the bedroom wall is shared with the neighbor). Would this be a good/bad idea? Anyone have any thoughts?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 04:21 PM

Nice, Mos! Perhaps I need one of these…then I would need to learn to sharpen my saws!

-- Jason K

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 07:06 PM

I like you’re saw vise. Very effective. I just recently posted one as well. Somebody else commented on mine that a strip of leather at the top would help with friction. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds like a good idea.

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