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    Matt McGrane

    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/

    Joel Finkel

    Nice! Looks like that really protects your hands, too.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."


    Matt, I have something similar for jointing my saw but I just ripped a groove in a piece of 2X4 to fit in the file.

    It also works great for jointing the edge of your cabinet scraper as a first step to turning a new hook.

    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

    Derek Long


    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    Matt McGrane

    @pheasantww – I thought about using it on a scraper. Thanks for the input on that.