Work Sharp 3000 Work Station

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Project by Dale posted 07-22-2008 01:16 AM 5622 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got the Work Sharp 3000 sharpening system. It is great. Because of it’s somewhat light weight, I was having to hold the unit with one hand and sharpen with the other always trying not to tip the thing over. I did not want to bolt it to my work bench, so I built this. It has a stop on the front that keeps it from sliding back on the bench. I also built a drawer for the accessories. There is a dowel on the side to hang the extra glass plate, as I found that I am changing them all of the time and putting it in the drawer was not the best spot. All made from scrap so the overall cost was zero.

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#1 posted 07-22-2008 02:28 AM

This is a very cool idea, and the cost is EXCELLENT!

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 02:36 AM

cool. i hear these sharpeners are really good. What do you htink?

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 02:48 AM

I am very happy with this. I was amazed at how bad some of the factory grinds were on some of my chisels. This made them square and razor sharp in no time. The highest grit I have is 3600, but they also offer a 6000 and a leather hone kit for a really mirror like finish. The only real disadvantage is the 2” width limitation. I had to sharpen my #7 Plane blade on top by clamping a piece of wood to the blade and moving the blade across the tool rest, worked pretty good, though I am not sure how repeatable it is.

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 10:36 AM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 07-22-2008 11:53 AM

I have been looking at the Work Sharp for a couple months now. I like your idea for mobility and storage of all of the associated supplies.

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

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#6 posted 07-22-2008 01:58 PM

NIce job on the station Dale.
Here's what I came up with to handle the wider #7 etc blades.


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#7 posted 07-28-2008 02:50 AM

Great idea on this. I need to build one for my WS. I love the stop on the front and great idea with the dowel to hold the other glass plate.

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#8 posted 07-12-2009 04:30 AM

Worksharp’s are great sharpeners!! That is a cool mount! I like the drawer, because there are lots of accessories to the Worksharp 3000!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 07-12-2009 04:38 AM

good job worksharps are great


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#10 posted 10-23-2009 07:00 PM

Very nice, I just got the WS3000 myself. I’m not sure how I got by without. I redid all my chisels and am amazed with the results.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#11 posted 10-23-2009 07:15 PM

I was just looking at these at Rockler. They have a deal for the leather hone for free right now. Nice to see what others are doing with this as well. I wish the knife sharpener would work with this and not just the 2000.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#12 posted 10-23-2009 07:24 PM

Nice set up.

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#13 posted 11-20-2009 09:24 PM

Thanks for the tips, I will probably build one of these.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 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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