Disston No. 2 Saw Vise
A few weeks ago I purchased an old Disston No. 2 hand saw sharpening vise on eBay (circa 1890-ish, I think). It was in reasonably good shape, but was rusted and had not been used in a long, long time.
I sanded and filed off the rust, repainted the vise and oiled the moving parts. The photos below are the result. Unfortunately I forgot to take any “before” photos.
I have never actually sharpened a hand saw yet…that is a skill that I intend to learn later this year. In the meantime, the vise is now ready.