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The Basement #32: The Sharpening Cart.....

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 11-04-2012 12:09 AM 2460 reads 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: Byrd Shelix upgrade for the DW735 Part 32 of The Basement series Part 33: Updated Wood Shop Tour...... »

Not too fancy, but always trying to save a little floor space, so combined a few different gadgets on one cart:

Buffing compound is stored in pvc pipe cutoffs. Using the compound on MDF discs is a trick I picked up from Stumpy Nubs:

Yep – that’s an old 5-1/4” Floppy case, it fits the Worksharp paper just right…...yeah, I’m an old geek:

It sits in a piece of foam so you can get it out of the way and also have a spot to set the sharp (or dull?) stuff down:

Used some Kaizen foam for the other supplies and extra wheels (stacked 4 high):

If you spin the cart around the variable speed grinder is on the back:

Little supply drawer with foam again:

Mounted the old drill on the side to run the stropping wheel:

Power strip on the other side so one plug does it all:

Now I just gotta find the motivation to sharpen stuff!

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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patron

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 12:14 AM

little by little buddy

looks like a good set-up
all in one place
smart

i need to consolidate things too

way to much time spent
looking for things

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 12:16 AM

That’s a rather brilliant setup. Nice to have everything handy.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 12:35 AM

“Sharp” little setup you have there. Compact, self contained and wired for proper electron euthanasia. More power to you!!!

I would be happy to supply you some “motivation”, but I seem to be without any myself!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 12:42 AM

Jeff that is one well thought out sharpening station. I like it because it is compact and full of goodies. Well designed and well done.
I might copy some of your ideas when I build me one. With your permission.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 12:47 AM

Jeff, it’s pictures of a nice, clean and functional shop that has me reaching for a double dose of Sertraline (Zoloft).

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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JL7

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 01:00 AM

Thanks guys…..Dave – steal away…....but I don’t think you can buy the floppy case anymore…...sorry.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 01:08 AM

You got all the gadgets buddy. Your shop looks like a place of joy and usefullness. Pretty cool.

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Dave

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 01:47 AM

Jeff I have a few. Yes that tells how long I have been working with computers. I have even seen working 8 inch IBM floppys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 11-04-2012 02:09 AM

Jeff, That’s kinda like a bowl of soup. Just throw everything in one pot and hope for the best…..

I may have to try that with the floppy case, just as soon as I figure out what to do with these floppies…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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JL7

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#10 posted 11-04-2012 02:32 AM

Yep – we had the 8” floppies as well with the old IBM Mainframe…...some of the early hard drives where 8” also, we used to make gaskets for those huge drives. Each drive weighed in at 40 or 50 pounds….or something crazy like that…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#11 posted 11-04-2012 02:33 AM

Dave, you know I used 10” floppies an IBM “Fastdraft” CAD system – what a bloody hilarious name for a system that the OS is on the 10” floppy and a whopping 16k of main memory, and to crown it all, every time you made a change to the drawing (using only keyboard input coordinates) you had then have to wait for the damn monitor to do a SLOWWWWwwwwww screen repaint. I drew 3 lines a day.:-)
When others used to asked me if I worked on the IBM FastDraft CAD system, I felt the need to piss my pants.
Years later we used Bournolie Dual Hard Drive systems with enormous 2×5 meg drives, but since then the M1 tank has emerged as the heaviest weapon of the battlefield.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 11-04-2012 04:24 AM

ANother nice one Jeff. Now, should I keep the SD plastic cases for any future use too?

-- Back home. Fernando

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JL7

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#13 posted 11-04-2012 02:13 PM

Hey Fernando – good to hear from you! Save those little SD cases – you can carry your virtual workshop in your pocket….

What are you working on now?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 11-04-2012 04:10 PM

Jeff, I have a large stash of pharmacy prescription pill containers, the larger ones make great drill bit containers. I usually don’t empty out the pill dust from containers that I keep my impact driver bits in, as I find the Vicodin dust helps lessen the hammering pain of the driver and bit.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#15 posted 11-04-2012 09:45 PM

Jeff,

impressive.
Well thought out, and executed.
I, like Dave hope to thieve this idea someday.
Right now my grinder and my worksharp with all its paraphenalia are mixed on my bench with everything else.

Nice one.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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