The Basement #36: The Sharpening Cart - Now with a buffing station.....

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 08-25-2013 06:48 PM 2751 reads 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: Magnificent Wood.... Part 36 of The Basement series Part 37: A couple of workshop updates..... »

I made a few changes to the sharpening cart that I originally posted HERE.

I added a removable platform to the right of the Worksharp – thanks for the idea Stumpy….much appreciated.

Later, I decided to add the the Beall buffing setup under the the little shelf. Previously this was just mounted on a piece of plywood and I would drag it out every time I use it. Since I use it a lot, this should be useful.

Also added the “shelf” that hold the buffing wheels, buffing compound and up to eight extra Worksharp discs. The shelf is form fit to the grinder and just sits in place without fasteners or you can remove it and hang it on the side of the cart.

Here’s a shot from each side of the cart:

There’s more “stuff” in the top drawer:

The platform stays is place with 4 dowels and is easily removed:

The shelf:

The back of the shelf is notched to fit into the grinder:

The little Maple cleat is all that is needed to keep the shelf in place:

Optionally, the shelf can hang on the side of the cart:

One of these days I’m going to build these cool jigs for sharpening the lathe tools like Steve posted HERE.

Thanks for looking….......

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 06:55 PM

You need to send that cart to my shop. I have plenty of room for it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 07:00 PM

Can we name it R2D2?

Looks great!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 07:00 PM

Gary – the casters are only rated for “shop” speed…..don’t think they will take 70 MPH down I-35…..... :(

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 07:01 PM

We sure can Sandra…....I just wished it actually sharpens the tools for me…..thanks.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 07:28 PM

Ok… now that’s freakin awesome…

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 07:32 PM

Jeff this is one cleaver design shaping station every thing right at you that you need ,got to favor this , i really like the light you have on it as my eyes arent what they use to be ,great build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 08:05 PM

Reminds me of a Mazda GLC, the predecessor to the 323….. Great Little Cart!!!

Where is the beverage holder???

-- 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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#8 posted 08-25-2013 08:29 PM

Now that is pretty neat.
Man, I wish I would put in some time for a station like that. I would love it.
Hmmm, I seem to see the problem here. It is I.

Love the chuck on the end of beal shaft. Than will get her done.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 08-26-2013 01:07 AM

Nice setup. Compact in design and everything you need. Way kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 08-26-2013 02:20 AM

Jeff its like no space unused.
I love that it has so many functions.
Again you have packed a lot into a little space.
Well done my friend.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 08-26-2013 11:59 AM

Thanks folks!............

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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