Stone Sharpening Pond

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Project by Phildo92027 posted 03-29-2008 06:53 PM 10785 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased the Shapton Ceramic Stone sharpening system and needed a convenient way to hold the diamond plate and stones. They are not submersed in water only sprayed so only a catch basin was needed.
The exterior of the basin is white oak and the corners are dovetailed using a Keller jig. The finish is tung oil applied by hand with w/d sandpaper. I have used this finish on jig that get wet and have found it to be both durable annd easily renewable.
The platforms are cherry and maple. Careful routing of rabbets provide for precise fit for the stone cover and diamond plate.
The catch basin is a 9×13” cake pan.

-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 07:14 PM

Very nice. How are you doing?

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 08:30 PM

Now that is an upscale sharpening station. I would simply have used a piece of scrap plywood. But this is gorgeous. I would like to consider making something like this as well but I would have to learn to cut dovetails first.

Very nice.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 09:27 PM

I’m doing pretty well. I’ve been going through Sawdust withdrawl. I go into the shop and breathe deep. I’m looking forward to getting to my new lathe. One finger got infected and we’re dealing with that. It’ll be three more weeks in stitches then we will see if it alll took. Thanks for asking.

Scott – If you want to use a jig for dovetails the Keller is about the easiest to setup and use. Once it’s set you don’t readjust until you sharpen the cutters.

-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 01:36 AM

That’s a good idea!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 04:24 PM

Phil that a super sharping station you design…love the idea of the cake pan my wife better keep a eye out one might go AWL…and one of my very first purchases at the woodworker show in the early 80”s was a Keller dovetail jig and it still in use today. thanks for posting Blkcherry

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 04:11 AM

Nice work, I need to build to one for my water stones!

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 05:25 AM

Like it..

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#8 posted 02-19-2011 02:13 AM

thats a very nice idea considering that i’m a chef and alway need to sharpening my knifes . you rock

-- kayakdude

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#9 posted 02-19-2011 02:54 AM

very neat idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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