Spring is here! Most of the snow is gone, the geese are back, and the weather has been beautiful. Almost 60 degrees here on Sunday, much too nice to work in the shop, so I drug the saw vise outside. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while may remember the great Acme saw vise score last year. Well, I took one of the pedestals from one of the free-standing machines, cut it down to a comfortable height and mounted a vise. This is the first time I have used this setup and I must say it is so much more comfortable than sharpening on the bench. The natural light outside makes a world of difference too, especially in seeing the light reflection of the flats from jointing.
The pedestal actually serves double duty as my grinder stand. I can remove the saw vise and mount my grinder on there. It makes a heck of a grinder stand, that pedestal must weigh close to 100lbs.
That’s a Disston #7 rip saw in the vise. It was the first saw I ever sharpened a few years ago. After finishing it up tonight and making a few test cuts, I realized my sharpening skills have taken a huge leap forward!!
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