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  1. Thread: Saw vise.

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    Haven't been around much. That sure looks heavy...

    Haven't been around much. That sure looks heavy duty. Weight?
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    Interesting #5. I've seen these on the Bay site,...

    Interesting #5. I've seen these on the Bay site, but never up close.
  3. Yes. Both of mine have a chip tray. I made one...

    Yes. Both of mine have a chip tray. I made one out of a piece of aluminum angle some time back as well.
  4. Well looks like you scored. The aluminum version...

    Well looks like you scored. The aluminum version most likely came from the "Bench Top Model" filer. I have one of them, as well as the cast iron one ( gray vise ). I do prefer using the cast iron...
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    I like those little saw bolts you made. Very...

    I like those little saw bolts you made. Very nice. Got an extra 200 or so for 1" thick handles.:o:D:D
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    Just a couple of finished...

    Just a couple of finished Gents.397445397446397447
    First one: Infused tinted resin quilted maple. Custom request. Second: Size regular infused tiger maple. Last one is claro walnut, size large. The...
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    I would guess the size/ weight of the hammer is...

    I would guess the size/ weight of the hammer is dependent on the thickness of the steel and size of teeth. Hence multiple hammers.
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    Thank you for the thoughts. As mentioned most of...

    Thank you for the thoughts. As mentioned most of these can be altered. The middle examples can be made shorter to the same size roughly as the hickory one below it. There is also a longer ( 9" )...
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    Gent saw handles

    Thoughts?392259392260 I am always curious. These are some what generic so that I may alter them to some extent. These are 5.25" long, 6.75" long and 9" long. Thanks.
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    Perhaps I missed it in my quick browse of this...

    Perhaps I missed it in my quick browse of this thread, But an issue no one seem to mention about hammer setting is the effect it has on the steel. I am sure I have forgotten much over the years, but...
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    Hi Rob. Been away for a bit. I see you have been...

    Hi Rob. Been away for a bit. I see you have been refining your saws. Nice work. My compliments.
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    Sorry, I've been away. 1) submerge dried wood...

    Sorry, I've been away.
    1) submerge dried wood in acrylic resin, ( which ever brand you choose ), 2) Apply vacuum via vacuum pump to -30mmHg until the wood stops bubbling to achieve complete vacuum....
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    An Acrylic infused dovetail

    Finally got around to making a saw handle out of some infused maple burl. No coloring was added. So far I have been pleased with the results. Two coats of Arm R Seal. 12" dovetail, 16 ppi x 8* rake x...
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    Just my 2 cents. If I were going to be cutting a...

    Just my 2 cents. If I were going to be cutting a lot of dados for shelves back then, that saw would certainly speed things up. Obviously the No 4 handle did not originally belong to that saw....
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    Tapered blades are a needed aspect of panel and...

    Tapered blades are a needed aspect of panel and hand saws to relieve the excessive set that would be otherwise required to avoid that pinch while cutting. Particularly on rip saws. Not so much on...
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    Yes. A bit tedious and silicon carbide does not...

    Yes. A bit tedious and silicon carbide does not hold up well. Working on a different way, but I really do not have much call for it.
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    Looks good Rob. I believe Mr. Lunn did something...

    Looks good Rob. I believe Mr. Lunn did something similar as well. I have found the silicon carbide doesn't hold up that well either so looking for alternative means.
    I was surprised the...
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    Just a couple of saws

    So if I get really lucky, I may actually finish this with out being bumped offline. ( Reset )
    I am sitting here waiting for some wood to bake in the oven ( another story ) and thought I would post a...
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    Well, I had a nice explanation as to why that is...

    Well, I had a nice explanation as to why that is not quite correct, but I some how got knocked offline and poof. My response was gone. Little too irritated at the moment to retype the whole thing...
  20. Checked out Glen's web site. Thanks for the heads...

    Checked out Glen's web site. Thanks for the heads up.
  21. Lurk, Lurk, Lurk. :) Actually looking for a...

    Lurk, Lurk, Lurk. :) Actually looking for a couple of hammers. Just haven't found any thing yet.
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    Mostly just tedious. Grind, check, grind, check.

    Mostly just tedious. Grind, check, grind, check.
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    A little dovetail and panel saw

    Finally got around to making a dovetail with a lambs tongue in Cocobolo and another 22" panel saw in Sapele. The panel is 8ppi rip based on the No 12. The dovetail is 12" x 0.020' plate x 16ppi x 8*...
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    Interesting thread. I am still looking for a key...

    Interesting thread. I am still looking for a key hole carrier and an extra 10ppi. I broke one :(.
    Hey Hiroller, did you get that 18 and 20ppi from me? I can tell you filing the 18 or 20 ppi is...
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    If you can find a small tool and die shop that...

    If you can find a small tool and die shop that has a CNC metal lathe, they will sometimes do small batches, a few hundred, during their slow downs to keep the lathe guys working. Especially during...
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    The impact of the toothing punch will create a...

    The impact of the toothing punch will create a bend in the plate. A little of it will come out with filing, but in my experience it is better to straighten the plate right after toothing.
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    My relative ( sheet metal worker ) and I played...

    My relative ( sheet metal worker ) and I played around with a slip roll to get an idea if the use of a slip roll would temper/ harden the steel a little more, based on the idea every time the steel...
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    Good morning. Now that I am awake I did indeed...

    Good morning. Now that I am awake I did indeed ramble a bit. Oddly, I left out a little bit.
    Miter saws, for the most part, fall outside of this comparison because the vertical weight is...
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    [QUOTE=planemaker;1902734]On my recent mitre saw...

    [QUOTE=planemaker;1902734]On my recent mitre saw (in a mitre box), with a 16" long plate, the hang angle was 23 degrees. This encourages more of horizontal push, which is wanted in a mitre box,...
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    Thanks for posting. To avoid a rather lengthy...

    Thanks for posting. To avoid a rather lengthy reply I would only add the height of the grip area of a hand saw ( measured center of the hump vertically to the tooth line ) is absolutely related to...
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    Hi Rob. You may wish to look a little closer. It...

    Hi Rob. You may wish to look a little closer. It is dependent on the area/ office. But I do know for a fact the UPS actually follows their employees around ( in private vehicles ) to check up on them...
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    Late to the party as always. Don't get around...

    Late to the party as always. Don't get around much these days. :)
    I do prefer the more golden saw, myself. But both look very nice. As far as the location of the stamp, I actually prefer the center...
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    Still playing with chemical etching

    Well I have decided I like the chemical etch on brass better than the rotary engraving or a stamp. Seems more definitive with the darkening. Phosphoric acid highlight.
    The plate I am not so sure...
  34. Ian, Nothing more than a fine tooth...

    Ian,
    Nothing more than a fine tooth slitting saw. Mine are 0.025" or 0.32"A marking gauge will work. Just slower. Best wishes.
  35. No. The wood was actually pretty solid as it was....

    No. The wood was actually pretty solid as it was. I would love to have infused it with an amber coloration. But the wood was not thick enough to compensate for the warping the infusion process would...
  36. Just another tenon saw in Spalted tiger maple

    Not the most glamorous wood in the world. But different looking. 11ppi, 8* rake and 0* fleam. An aggressive hang and filing but a robust 18" x 0.032" plate to discourage deflection at that size and...
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    Nice little family you have there, Ian. :)

    Nice little family you have there, Ian. :)
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    Hi Derek, I only wish to disagree on one point....

    Hi Derek,
    I only wish to disagree on one point. The time factor. As a "part time" saw maker, time is exactly what I do not have. After a 53 to 56 hour week at the fire house I then have to come...
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    Interesting thoughts. What do you consider "an...

    Interesting thoughts.
    What do you consider "an enterprise scale" ? What parameters do you use to define a "boutique" saw? What would you consider a saw made with outsourced parts, cnc machines, and...
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    OK.SO am I slow or what? I received my Grobet...

    OK.SO am I slow or what? I received my Grobet needle files the other day only to be surprised they said "Grobet USA on the box instead of Grobet Swiss. Different looking box as well. Being a bit...
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    Needs an ogee on the back of the plate. :):):)

    Needs an ogee on the back of the plate. :):):)
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    Hi Stewie, I was referring more to myself and...

    Hi Stewie,
    I was referring more to myself and my lack of those things to take my saws to another level. In both production and design. Enough said about that.
    Marv,
    One of these days...
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    As I have read these post, I have found it most...

    As I have read these post, I have found it most unfortunate that some would take such a negative outlook on anyone that uses a Saw punch, of any type. Speaking for myself, I can assure you I am...
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    Hi Rob, Do you not have trouble with the...

    Hi Rob,
    Do you not have trouble with the teeth breaking off of the file, literally? My 5xx grobets certainly do this. I am just trying to use them up at this point, as I had bought several...
  45. Thanks for making the video. I just made one for...

    Thanks for making the video. I just made one for you tube and can appreciate the hassle of making one. I do like the "how To" kind of videos. Especially with planes. :) Best wishes.
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    Sometimes the simplest things can elude us. I...

    Sometimes the simplest things can elude us. I like it. A lead screw indexer. I can see boring a divit for a ball bearing in the indexer to allow one to file in 1/2 increments at a time. ie: instead...
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    Just some of the results of the little survey I...

    Just some of the results of the little survey I posted. Thank you for your input. For those that are interested I posted another short survey on Gent's Saws. Thanks again. Ron...
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    Panel Saw Survey.

    I have posted a very basic and short survey on my web site with regards to Panel saws ( tapered, of course ). It is posted there to make it easier to keep track of. I would be very interested as to...
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    Thank you, Ray. It did not even occur to me to...

    Thank you, Ray. It did not even occur to me to put the link up.
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    Panel Saw Survey

    Hopefully this is allowed. I have posted a very basic and short survey on my web site with regards to Panel saws ( tapered, of course ). It is posted there to make it easier to keep track of. I would...
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