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  • #136821
    Joe Kaiser
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    Does anyone know how Paul hangs his saws from his apron? Are there any pictures that shoe it? I would like to make one and I am not sure how it is attached. Surely, it just isn’t hanging off a peg?

    Seattle, WA

    #136822
    Ben Fisher
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    I’ve seen a picture somewhere but there’s no videos on workbench mods from Paul as of yet. At some point they were talking of doing a new, refactored workbench build. I don’t recall where I saw the picture but I’ll look around later. It definitely was not a peg.

    - Ben

    #136823
    Ed
    Participant

    I saw it within the last day or so but don’t remember where. It looked like a simple screw (maybe 3+ inches?) with some tubing to protect the saw handle from the screw threads.

    #136824
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    If it is just a screw, how do you keep it from coming off accidentally?

    Seattle, WA

    #136825
    M W
    Participant

    Angle the screw down a few degrees, the saw will drift towards the bench with vibration and gravity. Use a screw with a decent sized head and it will be like a knob at the end. A tapered screw head shouldn’t dig into the handle with the 45° bevel on the thread side of the head.

    #136829
    David R.
    Participant

    Here you go:
    https://paulsellers.com/2015/01/closing-out-on-my-bench-fitments/

    The screw is wrapped in masking tape to prevent the screw from scratching then handle.

    David

    from Germany

    #136833

    If I did that, I would cut my legs every time I turned around. I hang mine from a nail from the rafters….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #136834
    Ed
    Participant

    I’ve used a 3 or 3.5″ construction screw to hang mine without them ever falling off. Just insert the screw at an angle. The real problem is that the screw threads *will* chew up your saw handle if left exposed. I marred one handle before realizing this, and then added some plastic tubing (a spacer for hanging gutters that covers the gutter nail). I wouldn’t want to use tape. In what I did, the screw head pulled inside the tubing. Just about anything will work, just protect the handle from the threads and set the screw at an angle.

    #136956
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    @jotato – Hey Joe, in another post of yours about holes in the benchtop, Peter mentioned an old Sellers blog post (https://paulsellers.com/2015/11/great-holdfasting-system/). Look at the last photo in the post and you can see his saws hanging off the bench. You can’t really see the screws too well, but you can see the handle-shaped pieces of wood that keep the saws firmly in place.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #136957
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    Awesome! thanks That is what I was looking for. Yeah, they hang just fine from a screw but those pieces of wood look like they stop it from moving around

    Seattle, WA

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