In this episode I show you how to make a simple wooden saw vase based off the design from the Norse Woodsmith blog. A saw vise is an essential piece of equipment for saw sharpening. Without one it’s virtually impossible to support the saw correctly while filing the teeth. Unfortunately, buying a new or used vise is easily the most expensive part of getting started in an otherwise cheap endeavor. Building a shop made vise is a workable alternative that lowers the barrier to entry.
- 2 x Cam Action Hold Down
- 2 x 1 inch hinge from the home center
Saw Sharpening Links
A great resource for leaning hand tool techniques. The most recent lesson (semester 2 lesson 1) is all about sharpening and has some great info on saw sharpening at the end.
Vintage Saws’ Saw Filing–A Beginner’s Primer
A veritable treatise on saw filing with the beginner in mind. This is how I learned to sharpen saws.
Hand Saw Sharpening DVD by Tom Law
Lots of good information on saw sharpening. This is obviously a transfer from VHS and the video quality suffers here. Hard to get a good visual feel of the process.