Sharpening Station

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Project by 12strings posted 11-08-2013 02:31 PM 2172 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that I’ve taken the plunge and purchased a honing guide, I decided to make a sharpening station to make the work quicker. It’s just a scrap of press-board, a piece of non-slip stuff, some scraps of wood. There are different set-up blocks on the side for quickly setting the correct depths on the honing guide.

I use a double-sided water-stone for honing and polishing, so I made the non-slip area wide enough to flip my stone over without the 2 sides sharing their slurry. (sandpaper on granite for grinding…not shown).

This was an easy thing to do, but really helps me be more efficient when sharpening.

I also stole a small squirt-gun from my kids to use for re-wetting the stone. :-)

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 04:55 PM

Looks like a nice clean setup.

I was at Lie-Nielsen a couple of weeks back and got a demo on using one of these – converted now.

Nice work!

-- Richard D. Wile, IG: @rdwile

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 06:51 PM

brilliantly simple. i really like the set-up blocks

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 11:40 PM

I was convinced about honing guides after hearing Denab Pulchalski (sp?) from LN talk about them at WWIA. It really makes things go faster for me, especially after making this little board.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 06:38 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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