Saw vise curves

Taking a few minutes to add artistic flair to the saw vise. I cut curves onto each end of the cross piece. I did this using a saw and chisel finishing up with a spokeshave. A couple of people have asked me why I do it this way rather than use a coping or bow saw. The answer…I enjoy it. I don’t think it is any slower and it is fun popping out the wood with the chisel and attempting to follow the curve before finishing with a spokeshave.


All done with the curves, not bad for an hour. Perhaps I can finish up this weekend amongst a soccer tournament, 11  mile run, yard work, planting potatoes and all the other things that need to be done.


  1. May 23, 2014 at 6:25 am

    That is a really cool technique. I don’t yet have a bandsaw and these seems like an easy alternative. Cool.

    • May 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I do have a band saw and find this a much more pleasant way of getting this done. thanks for stopping by.

  1. July 19, 2014 at 7:50 am

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