|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 03-28-2012 01:56 AM||1592 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-28-2012 01:56 AM
Got a few old saws hanging around the shop, snaggle teeth and all. I don’t have a fancy saw vise to clamp them up to sharpen them, either.
So, I did have some 2×3 pine sitting around the house. Grabbed two of them , and a saw. Marked the length i needed by laying the saw on top of one board, and marking with my thumbnail. Used the same saw to cut the 2xs to length. Kind of rough going, but i’ll work on that. Went to the back porch with the following items in hand:
Two 2×3s about 25” long, give or take a couple inches
On the back porch, there is a 2×4 railing. I clamp things topgether, using that railing to hold things at a “work level” for me.
IF the handle gets in the way, I just lean it over the other way, and keep on filing along. Since this was just a sharpening, NOT a retoothing, I just followed the pattern already there, as far as angles were concerned:
Nice,warm, sunny SPRING afternoon! About 15 minutes or so of working my way down the blade, and the saw is ready for a test drive. Grabbed that piece of scrap, and clamp it to the railing
Never a grab during the cut, and two more full strokes finished this cut. Set is a bit wide, makes a rough cut in the pine, a rough FAST cut. Just the thing for a Carpenter, like me. Clamps i had on hand, scrap was laying around (doing nothing good, i suppose) and the files I inherited. Zero dollars, gotta love it….
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use