All credit for this project goes to Andy Lovelock, who has a great video tutorial on YouTube called “Sharpening Western Saws” and lots of other great information on Lumberjocks. In a recent saw rehab, I used this jig to get a nice 90° edge on my teeth before sharpening.
The jig is made of mahogany (Sepele, I think), which looks gorgeous after a coat or two of shellac! The holes in the mahogany are tapped and the screws push the maple clamp against the file to hold it in place. Works like a charm.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/