Well, I didn’t get the Worksharp 2000 for Christmas so in Lumberjock fashion I made my own. I did get a new set of the Stanley Sweetheart chisels (review to come) and needed a way to sharpen them. I was going to just bite the bullet and go purchase a workshop but with the latest reviews from Stumpy and others I had some great ideas to work with. Some how I ended up with two Delta 5” disc sanders so I decided to upgrade one.
So first things first, I removed all the accessories and appendages that were attached. I used the housing for the 1” strip sander, cut it down and made it the base.
Next I turned it on it’s side and mounted it on a 3/4” plywood base. Squared it up and cut some 3/4” pine for the sides and top.
I cut a hole in the top and planed it level with the wheel.
Found my worst looking chisel, and some PSA sanding disc, 240 grit, and began to go to work.
Worked my way down to 600 grit. After 600 I went to 1000 grit which produced a nice smooth finish.
When the 1000 grit wore down instead of adding a finer grit I just rubbed it down with a green polishing stick that produce a very nice mirror surface. This photo is just a close up after the 1000 grit.
All in all it worked great, but need to work on my technic and I’m having some issues with heat build up. I’m going to add some MDF disc to the set and maybe some storage hooks or something and Ill be finished. Hope this inspires and thanks for looking.