Sharpening Station

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Project by AttainableApex posted 07-01-2011 06:27 AM 4289 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my chisel and plane blade sharpening station.
It holds a water stone and my diamond stone along with this, it has two stops for plane blades 25 and 30 degree and three stops for my chisels 25, 30 and 35. I use these in conjunction with a sharpening guide. I got this idea i think from fine woodworking, they had one similar.

In the first picture you can see everything on the board, which is an extension too a table that we no longer use and it has a nice poly finish so water doesn’t harm it. Also it has a round over at the bottom which is pretty good for the water to drain off of my bench.

Second picture, here we have the two stops for my plane irons. One you put facing the front and the other from the side.

Like the second picture here in the third picture we have the three stops for the chisels. also you can see a spring clamp which i use to help keep the water stone from sliding. It just barely holds the stone in, as to not gouge my stone.

Here we have my only diamond stone (60x) and my highest grit water stone. I use the diamond stone to flatten all my stones and to do initial flattening of tools. I wish i had a finer one as its a little rough on the high grit stones. But non the less it works great.

We can see the two screws i put in to angle the board slightly to help the water drain off the bench into the trash can.

Last but not least we have all my sharpening stuff: two water stones, nagura stone, really horrible oil stone, diamond stone and the ceramic carbide flattening stone, which is utter horrible. All of this is in a drawer with bubble wrap like 3-4 layers thick. I am very careful with these stones as sharp tools are amazing to work with.

If i could say two things about this thing is that it works great and never use or buy the ceramic carbide flattening stone, it doesn’t stay flat for long and hard to get flat again, diamond is the way to go.

-- Ben L

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 12:15 AM

Looks very functional. I made one similar to this but it only has one slot. I use a piece of 1/4” glass and mount sand paper to it in varying grits. Seems to work very well. Enjoy and I hope to see some of the projects you make with your Sharp tools ;-)

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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