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  1. Ian Thomas on 12 October 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you Paul.
    I’ve been trying to resurrect my grandads old tools, most of the saws have got the worm though, some worse than others, so I will have to try and make new handles at some point.
    The one that aren’t so bad I have sharpened in my engineers vice, which is not ideal, these will make life much easer I am sure. 🙂

  2. Ken Haygarth on 13 October 2014 at 12:09 am

    Thanks Paul good job bud

  3. mmelendrez1955 on 13 October 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Thank Paul I made mine some time back after watching your saw sharpening video. But I have to say I like the knee action with the vise.

  4. Ken Wortman on 6 March 2019 at 4:53 am

    That is an outstanding and simple version Paul. I will be fabricating one for each of my saws. Thanks for a simple and effective sharpening choke.

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