Quick saw vise

If you want a vise NOW…  A quick solution is plank clamped to a table or workmate. Workmate-vises need someone else to sit on it to  stop it wobbling as you file. Any such sitter  will want both reassurance and  padding between them and the saw teeth.

Crosscut saw Conversion #3 to Rip

I took a peg tooth cross cut saw and chopped the teeth shorter. Then I filed a pitsaw pattern into it. This was easier than I thought. I was greatly helped by some pitsaw files and chainsaw files I recently imported. Whilst shaping & filing the teeth was easy, cutting down the dry beech log snagged a lot until the … Read More

Folding Sawbuck.

Because the horns ā€˜Cā€™  slide  left and right this sawbuck fits logs of varying lengths. If you have 2 you can work on long logs. And because they fold flat they take up little storage space. ref units unit length (cm) total (cm) Softwood 63 x 38 mm leg A 4 103 412 slider C 2 38 76 stretcher B … Read More

Saw Smithing

Saw Smithing means hitting saws with hammers to straighten and tension them to make them stiffer. At Sawfest 2018 we were visited by Tony Walker, retired owner of Atkinson Walker, sawmakers in Sheffield.  You’ll get the principles of it in from Tony in above video in 2 mins 34  secs.   Sight along your saw to see if it is bent … Read More