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!