The Scary Sharp LGS (Lazy Guys\Girls System) ..:)

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 03-03-2009 01:40 AM 10680 views 95 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here it is “The Scary Sharp LGS”...:)
I just completed it today. An old inverted flat sander (self explanitory pics) mounted in a wooden frame.
The sanding pad is framed with a 1/4” lip to hold the glass plates. Brass adjustable clips with rubber pads insure that it stays in place.
I tried this and it works great. Little to no effort to sharpen my chisel. The vibration does all the work.
I simply held a dull chisel in place with the holder.. turned on the unit ran it forward slowly about 2 inches
twice through each grit.. Scarey enough edge for me..
So … that’s it…

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#1 posted 03-03-2009 02:08 AM

I knew I saved that old sander for a reason!


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#2 posted 03-03-2009 02:09 AM

You sir, are a genius. I love your jigs, they’ve helped out greatly!

-- Always keep a stash of band-aids in your workshop!

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#3 posted 03-03-2009 02:14 AM

As long as the result are up to snuff that all that matter and you save some cash as well. Nice work LMS….Blkcherry

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#4 posted 03-03-2009 02:15 AM

Careful! you are going to put TORMEK out of business. I too use the scary sharp system and would not go and spend hard earned cash on a motorised unit, but I do have one of those B&D that is not getting much action so, UHMMMM! I might give it a try. Thanks for the post>

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 03-03-2009 02:18 AM

Yes.. I think everyone owns one of those relic sanders. GOD aweful color and not well designed.
I never used mine. I’ve kept it hidden so people wouldn’t see it.LOL
I knew though that someday… it could be used for something.

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#6 posted 03-03-2009 02:27 AM

brilliant. I’m favoriting this one!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 03-03-2009 02:37 AM

David, you are always full of surprises. I love this one too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 03-03-2009 02:44 AM

I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing a good idea!


-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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#9 posted 03-03-2009 02:45 AM

I just added this to my favorites. I WILL be trying this out tomorrow seeing as I don’t have any work going on at the moment.:(

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#10 posted 03-03-2009 02:50 AM

I did put a new rubber pad on the unit and actually tore the whole sander apart and done a thorough cleaning before I started it. You’d be amazed how much crap is inside. I just figured it’ll never be used for sanding again like that .. so why not start with a spic and span unit. I also sprayed every part with WD40 the motor the windings , everything and let it all dry out before re-assembling it.

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#11 posted 03-03-2009 03:27 AM

A terrific idea. Thanks for posting it!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 03-03-2009 03:50 AM

and I thought I was lazy… lol – nice device there David.

one question though – I assume this is one of those sanders that vibrates left-right-front-back (got one dewalt that has not been used in a long time) – how does it affect the honing jig? as (the way I understand it) also causes the abrasives to vibrate against the honing jig itself – wouldn’t that rub it off?

when I use the honing jig with the ScarySharp Method, the motions is front-to-back which is the way the rollers on the jig are set to. but moving then side to side would abrade them off… maybe the ‘tool rest’ you’ve setup should have the honing-jig (angle setter) build into it, so that you don’t have that jig in contact with the abrasives? (unless I completely didn’t understand this setup… lol)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 03-03-2009 04:26 AM

purplev, you have a point there. I think that some sort of toolrest jig that ran along the edge of the sander mounts would solve the problem

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#14 posted 03-03-2009 05:57 AM

That’s a pretty dang good idea you’d had there.. Anything else in the “Lazy man” category you want to share?? ;)

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#15 posted 03-03-2009 07:00 AM


Hell. Yes.


-- He said wood...

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