Worksharp Station

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I needed a good way to store all of the parts and pieces for my Worksharp so I decided to make something a few years ago.

There are many examples of this kind of station but I think most of them are based off Stumpy Nub's version. So thanks for inspiring me and all of my inspirations Stumpy!!

My station started out to be simply utilitarian. Made from 3/4" and 1/2" plywood scraps. But, when it came time to make the door and the drawer fronts, I wanted to used some woods that had been gifted to me. Thanks for the Eucaplyptus Dave and the spalted Hackberry Gary!

The slides that house the glass platens are made from 2 pieces of 1/8" hardboard. I cut the profile for the platen out of one piece then glued 2 pieces together with the bottom piece oversized to slide in the kerfs cut in the sides of the housing. The drawers are box-jointed and I cut some HDPE to use for runners. The runners are screwed into dadoes in the sides of the drawers and ride in dadoes in the sides of the housing.  (My plan was to screw the HDPE into the case instead of to the drawers but I forgot to do it before I assembled the carcase.) The drawers hold extra abrasives, attachments and various jigs I use for sharpening.

When I built this, I had a knife sharpening attachment which is why I made it so I could tilt the machine.  But I sold that attachment some time back so the hinged platform is no longer used.

Thanks for looking and questions and comments are welcome as always!

18 Comments

Nice.....I would be afraid to get it dirty!

Mike

Looks pretty good Kenny, a great storage solution.

Main Street to the Mountains

nice, real nice !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice. I need to build something like that for my Veritas one.

Darrel

Good looking station. You sharpen the 22 and 24 iron on the top?
Yep, I sharpen all of my plane irons on top.  The only things I sharpen on the bottom are bench chisels.  I use the Tormek attachment for skews and gouges.
Very nice Kenny! I love my WS. Use it for everything. My build up isn’t nearly as pretty as yours though!!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Your machine is a hell of a lot cleaner though Ryan!
Nice! This one is getting higher on my to do list. I'll probably come back to this to review my plans when the time comes.
Nah, that was a pic of when I first put it together. It’s a pig now!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Good grief this makes my worksharp setup look terrible! Very nice setup

Jerry-Holland Mi

that is one of the fanciest stations i have ever seen GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

My sentiment runs alongside Tony´s.

I have found the easiest way to sharpen stuff - pay someone else to do it.  Lol.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Great sharpening station. I love organizational projects!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, JIm

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Cool stand Kenny. Mine is CDX plywood with a BB plywood top. So yours is way nicer to look at. :-)
It was in the pics.  Now it’s covered with dust and oil.
Very nice set up. This should work out well for many years.