A journey into the workshop. #110: Rethinking the sharpening station design.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-16-2016 05:38 PM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So I was planning on a single leg, cross based sharpening station for my Ryobi 8” Gringer / Wolverine Jig setup. I was going to base it on a 4×4 post cut off I had from a fence project and kind of go from there…

Well. Things didn’t go as planned.

The 4×4 post cut off was stowed in the trunk of the Chevy, and hauled around with me since early summer, through Texas Heat, and humidity changes, and that sucker split from one end about 12” in… So no joy there…

No problem. I wasn’t super keen on the single post design anyway.

So back to looking in the scrap bin for what I have available…

I have lots of 2×4 stock. I might whip up some cantilever rig or something… I dunno.

Time to get out Sketchup and come up with a plan!

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 03:27 PM

I recently moved my Worksharp to a shelving unit, and made a lamp for the space. I need slightly more height, so I will adjust the shelf placement. I use it quite often, so it needs to be set up, but it was wasting some important counter space. Otherwise, I don’t have any brilliant ideas. I would think the surface would need to be very stable, other than that, lighting and electricity.

Made a new drill press table, now have to make the fence. Then it needs a better mobile base. My old table was just not robust enough….....


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