Over the weekend I scored a Work Sharp 2000 off of Craig’s List. $40 for a new in the box unit. Using the included abrasives, I put a fairly good edge on my chisels and plane. I quickly saw the need to go to finer grades of abrasives. I also wanted to find a way to sharpen kitchen knives with this unit. After a search of the web, I found both.
Amazon sells packages of ten sanding disks in the finer grits. I purchased a ten pack of 400 grit and a ten pack of 1000 grit 6” PSA sanding disks. Cost with shipping is about the same as I could purchase the Work Sharp fine abrasives kit.
I found a Work Sharp stand for the WS3000 model at the “Blue Collar Woodworking” website. I liked that design, so I modified it for the WS2000. I also added some additional guides for sharpening knives and chisels. I designed the stand in Sketchup. Here is an image of the finished design:
You can access the Sketchup model here.
I designed the stand using 1/2” MDF and 3/16” hard board. I have a PDF of the plans for this stand. Unfortunately I do not see a way to post that file here. If you are interested, send me a message with you e-mail and I will e-mail you a copy.
I my next post I will have some photos of the construction.