Worksharp 2000 Station Build

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Project by pwgphoto posted 12-21-2013 01:53 AM 7676 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not exactly fine woodworking, but after seeing Stumpy Nubs Worksharp 3000 Station, I figured that it would be a good build for my Worksharp 2000. The Worksharp 2000 is limited to the size of chisels and plane irons you can fit in the slot. I think it is about 1.5”. This would not work for most plane blades. In Stumpy Nubs video you could use the flat surface of the station to position a sharpening jig.

I had some MDF scrap material and other scraps laying around, so I just started measuring and cutting. No real plan. I think it is about as done as it is getting and should work well, I hope. Only took a couple of days, a few hours here or there.

The exciting part is my Worksharp has been sitting new in the box for over half a year, now maybe I will put it to some use. I am going to have a lot of chiseling and joinery to do on my Arts & Crafts coffee table build and this should help keep my chisels sharp. So thanks Stubby Nubs for the idea.

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 05:27 AM

One thing I have learned from making this project is I do not like working with MDF. I don’t like the dust when cutting it, the way it drills, holds screws or really almost anything about it. Plus it split a few times when putting in screws, even with pilot holes. Being pretty new to wood working this was my first project using it. I like the smoothness of it and it cuts easy enough on the table saw. I guess it has its place in woodworking, but I am not a fan.

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 11:26 AM

Nice build. I agree with you about MDF, it’s not like using real wood
but it’s cheap and if you paint it no one ever knows..
I don’t use my 3000 very often it’s kind of a dust collector but I
should dust it off soon. I make my replacement disks out of acrylic
not MDF.

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 02:03 PM

Nice. I really like the design. I use my workshop more now that I built such a holder.
I also have a love/hate relationship with MDF. I swear every time I use it.

I now also use the worksharp for my lathe tools. I figured out how to sharpen them and posted how in some of my blogs. Just another use for that flat platform.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 03:06 PM

I am thinking about buying the knife attachment for the WS2000. I have some very dull kitchen knives and have not been able to get them sharp on the stones I own. Definitely my technique, but perhaps the WS Sharpener will be easier and faster for my knives. Anyone own or use the knife sharpener?

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 03:18 PM

I have the knife attachment. Its a little fiddley getting it set up but it works ok and will sharpen a lot of knives in a hurry.

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 03:20 PM

Agree in the MDF, but great project nonetheless. I really need to build one of these.

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 03:56 PM

pwgphoto, I bought the knife sharpener, the wife finally has sharp knives in the kitchen, it does a great job I really like it.

this sharp station may be better for me than the original Stumpy version, I have the 3000, after looking over the plans for the sharp station it looks like part of the 3000 cannot be used, so a way needs to be made to swing either, the station or the 3000 out of the way. have not got any further than thinking about this though. something to do over the winter.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 04:27 PM

It looks allot better than mine for the ws3000, great job and good inspiration.

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#9 posted 12-21-2013 04:56 PM

Great job. I like the design

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 05:27 PM

I have a ws3000 that I bought at a woodworking show. WS has a separate (rather than attachment) knife sharpener for about the same price as the attachment, which I was told was better than the attachment. I believe that was sound advice. The separate knife sharpener is awesome, very easy to use and not finicky plus it is much more portable than moving the entire ws3000.

By the way nice design and execution on your project.

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 05:30 PM

All MDF ? I like it ! Nice job.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 05:54 PM

Nice build, should come in handy for the Work Sharp. I have the WS 3000 and absolutely love it, I don’t have one of these fancy stands, but who knows?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 12-21-2013 08:16 PM

Thanks everybody. Yes Bricofleur, it is all MDF and hardbaord for the dividers. It is what I had and couldn’t mill any wood since my jointer was down. Might not have been best for drawer, but I don’t think this one will be under that much stress.

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#14 posted 12-21-2013 10:51 PM

had a brain fart on my last post here, the knife sharpener I have is the WS stand alone knife sharpener, sorry about that.

-- Smitty!!!

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#15 posted 12-22-2013 12:46 AM

Feels a little silly, but thanks to all of you for taking my little project into the Daily Top 3 and we even hit #1 for a little while. Was not sure we would make it, we sat at #2 most of the day. Then I think the time ran out on the current #1 and we moved into the spot. Thanks again for looking and liking.

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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