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Disston Handsaw Restoration #6: Sharpening the Blade

07-25-2014 05:18 AM by Skip Mathews | 4 comments »

Here are a few pictures and notes on my sharpening process. Many of you know a great deal more than I about sharpening sawblades but I thought I would document my process and see if anyone has any pointers for improvement. Here is my set up. I made my vise out of a couple of 2×8 yellow pine and beveled the top edge to make it narrow and allow me to get closer to the blade for filing. I checked for a slight bow in the wood so when the two boards are placed together the ends touch and there is a slight gap between the board in the middle. That allows me to clamp in a vise at the center and know that the outer ends will also grip the blade tight. I add the extra clamps at the ends...

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