Saw Vise Build
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8 April 2013 at 9:23 am #10607
Great work, Greg. Looks fantastic!
"To know and not do is to not know"28 March 2016 at 7:40 pm #136044
Great stuff Greg – I’m definitely going to make one.
One question though – what is the purpose of the dutchman joint?
Is it just decorative, or does it serve some reinforcing purpose?
Thanks for the plans!
All the best,
Chris - Exeter, UK28 March 2016 at 10:14 pm #136045
I also bought the veritas saws and thought them to be a little aggressive. Makes them hard to start without a kerf. Ron Herman told me to take a file or dmt plate and run from handle to tip along the side the saw plate to soften or refine the set a little. I have not had a chance yet. Do you think they need refilling to lessen the aggressive cut? I put another swaw vise drawing in for anyone that would like it.29 March 2016 at 12:23 am #136048
Thanks Chris. The dutchman is mostly decorative but does serve to spread the load across the entire board. I’m not sure it was absolutely necessary, but was easy enough to do.
Michael…I didn’t refile, simply sharpened it with progressive pitch.
http://hillbillydaiku.com16 April 2016 at 10:31 pm #136443
Did you use a spring-pin (aka roll pin) on the hinge?
I am struggling to find one that is 4″ long at that diameter (I can only find pins that long at bigger diameter).
Or did you just use a solid pin? I have some 4″ nails that are about the right diameter and was considering using one of those and cutting off the flat head!
My saw vice is nearly finished. Really looking forward to using it!
thanks again for the plans.
Chris - Exeter, UK16 April 2016 at 10:39 pm #136445
I used a pin out of a standard door hinge. Like would be used on a bedroom door. Purchased a new hinge from the hardware store for ~$4US and pulled the pin out.
http://hillbillydaiku.com16 April 2016 at 10:40 pm #136446
Genius! Thanks Greg.
Chris - Exeter, UK19 April 2016 at 11:35 am #136521
Great work on the plan and on the execution of the saw vice. Nice work.
I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses20 April 2016 at 2:54 am #136538
Thanks @nineninety and @filadams.
Hey Guys, I made Greg’s saw vice about two years ago and it works great.
It’s not difficult to build for someone in Woodworking Masterclasses. It is very close to one that Paul showed on his blog a few years back. If you don’t have a saw vise make one of these, your friends will be impressed! –Jim
Jim from the mythical State of Jefferson – Oregon side22 April 2016 at 10:39 pm #136614
Just finished my build of your saw vice. Just need to stain and finish it with shellac. It took me a bit longer to build than anticipated, but it will be very useful my work shop. I particularly enjoyed shaping the jaws – it really finishes the design well! I attach a couple of pictures. Turns again Greg!
Chris - Exeter, UK22 April 2016 at 11:08 pm #136618
Turned out great Chris! It’s a handy tool to have around.
http://hillbillydaiku.com24 April 2016 at 3:58 pm #136646
Nice job on the vise, this is a project that I am going to build. Thanks Greg for the drawings.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
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