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WorkSharp - "Wide Blade Table" with Leveling Adjustment

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Project by HankLP posted 04-17-2021 01:19 AM 1706 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Worksharp discontinued the “Wide Blade Attachment” years ago, but there are many work-arounds on the web. Stumpy Nubbs has a nice table with drawers and storage, but this one has leveling adjustments to insure the table is in a parallel plane with the disc. It also has the table on the left side which keeps the right side open for the knife sharpening attachment (which has also been discontinued but was purchased when they were available). Worksharp no longer sells the belts for the knife attachment but at least I have a spare set of those.

I don’t use my hand planes very often, but now that they are “scary sharp” or close to it they may come out of the drawer more often. One evening well spent putting this together.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 04-17-2021 01:34 AM

Very slick design and looks great. NICE!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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at anchor in Orlando

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 02:16 AM

I made Stumpy’s version some years ago. I also have the knife sharpening attachment, I had given up on it. I like the look of this one better. Well Done!

-- Jack

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controlfreak

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#3 posted 04-17-2021 12:40 PM

Looks like a great setup, I like the leveling feet. I am still sharpening without power assist but have been looking at what’s out there. To the Work Sharp owners, would you still buy one if you were just getting a powered sharpening system?

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 04-17-2021 01:09 PM



Looks like a great setup, I like the leveling feet. I am still sharpening without power assist but have been looking at what s out there. To the Work Sharp owners, would you still buy one if you were just getting a powered sharpening system?

- controlfreak

It does work well and it has a couple of simple directions. Do it like it says and it’s a very easy and effective sharpening system. Sort of foolproof for those who aren’t good at sharpening or who don’t want to make sharpening a hobby.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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tdwilli1

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#5 posted 04-17-2021 01:49 PM

Nice! What did you use for the leveling feet?

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 04-17-2021 03:25 PM

I like the way people here will accessorize powered bench tools with shop made attachments. You accessorized your shop made platform with a powered grinder attachment 8^)

Love the gained functionality!

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BurlyBob

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#7 posted 04-17-2021 05:04 PM

Real nice setup. Might make me rethink sand paper and quartz.

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#8 posted 04-17-2021 06:38 PM



I made Stumpy s version some years ago. I also have the knife sharpening attachment, I had given up on it. I like the look of this one better. Well Done!

- at anchor in Orlando

+1 Gonna do that.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 04-17-2021 10:36 PM

Sorry H’LP... I’m a Tromek tragic… but, I really appreciate builds that enhance other shapenning systems.

Will not benefit me, however, a few more pickies might help other ”’Sharpies”... (can be editted into the original post)

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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HankLP

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#10 posted 04-18-2021 07:53 PM

Thanks to all for the comments. The legs are 5/16” carriage bolts recessed into the bottom of the base, firmed up with a flat washer and nut on top. Two more nuts and washers are used level the WorkSharp and clamp the feet in place. This machine is at least six years old and I would purchase another if it became unserviceable. It took some hard work when first used flattening backs of chisels and cleaning up edges with chips and bad grinds. After that it is very easy to maintain an edge using the preset angles under the disc or touching up with the honing disc. I keep the machine under a workbench, and when pulled out and plugged in it is ready to go.

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HankLP

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#11 posted 04-18-2021 08:27 PM

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AGolden

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#12 posted 06-29-2021 05:43 AM

Just ordered a WorkSharp the other day. I am definitely building this. I like the version you made, looks like it is nice and simple to build (less room for me to screw it up) but still gives you great storage and adjustability.

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 06-30-2021 12:43 AM

Nice! Looks like I have another trip to the wood store for yet another sheet of Baltic birch ply. Mine is on a shelf that extends out of a storage cabinet on ball bearing slides when I need it.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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