Sharpening station

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Blog entry by DragonLady posted 03-08-2010 02:54 AM 1133 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Delta GR275 bench grinder on the way to me (I hope, anyway, the seller hasn’t given me indication of anything), so I thought it would be a good time to set up a permanent sharpening station, especially since I also just got the Rockler version of the sandpaper sharpening system.

So I built a little bench out of scraps laying around:
sharpening bench 001

Fine furniture it is not. It’s a space to bolt the grinder to, and still have room on the right for the sandpaper.
sharpening bench 002

I wonder if my boyfriend is going to notice that I’ve now occupied more space outside of my designated workshop? :)

Tried the sandpaper out on a very cheap chisel I got at the orange box giant. holy cow! not sharp enough to shave hair with, but WOW. Gigantic difference from what it was, that’s for sure. Actually usable for more than a dull scraper now. Looking forward to getting a decent edge on all my chisels and plane irons. Going to need those planes for my workbench!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 03:29 AM

Looks like it will be a fine sharpening center. Benches don’t have to look pretty and work centers are my favorite areas in which to use scraps. Congrats on your new purchase.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 03:33 AM

Looks fine. Beats a tree stump!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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