Worksharp workstation

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Project by Rasta posted 09-18-2009 09:17 PM 2724 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this fold down cabinet holds my worksharp and is a very convienant station for sharpening all of my chisels annd plane irons

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 09:30 PM

That’s pretty slick. Can you give us some details on the fold-down mechanism?

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 10:09 PM

It folds via holes drilled through the sides and the door, good luck keeping the door where you want it, and a section of 1/2 inch smooth metal bar inserted from both sides. There is no catch for the door though it stays up all by itself and when folded down the bottom shelf is what keeps the door level.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#3 posted 09-19-2009 02:57 AM

Very slick indeed. I have a worksharp too. I was thinking how to make a place for mine, it was driving me nuts until now!!!! Do you mind if i steal your design???
Thanks for the post.
Again that is slick!!!!!

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 08:00 PM

hmm i think i need a worksharp, that cabinet is sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 10:30 PM

Good idea—Well done.


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#6 posted 03-26-2010 10:42 PM

That’s a great idea, to make a fold down cabinet, I have a small shop, so it will be genious for me.
Thank you

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 04:32 PM

Thought you may like to see my video of the Upgrades I made to the Work Sharp including one that allows you to use Tormek jigs AND how to use cheap buffing compound instead of sandpaper instead of diamond wheels and compounds:

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