|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 09-17-2013 04:00 PM||2123 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
09-17-2013 04:00 PM
My files and saw set won’t be here until Wednesday or Thursday. Not being the patient type, I decided to try my hand at a saw vise. Made from maple scraps I had on hand, it can either go in my bench vise for standing and sharpening, or in my Workmate for sitting and sharpening. I haven’t decided which position I’ll prefer so…. it does both.
It’s W—I—D—E since I have some 26 inch saws, but I also test fit my (cheap) back saw and the Disston 115 that I shortened into a panel saw (necessary surgery…. you had to see it).
The problem with it is, it SO wide, the ends don’t clamp quite tight enough. So I have time to mess with it a little, but to be honest, when I add 2 spring clamps (bright green ones!), it’s great. And I can almost lift the end of my workbench by grabbing the saw handle with 2 hands and lifting.
So… it holds a saw which is what it’s supposed to do. I can tinker with it while waiting for my files and saw set, but I may just leave it alone until I can USE it and see exactly what I’d change. Maybe with a long saw in there I can add a couple of thin leather pieces to the ends. It holds the shorter saws just fine like it is.