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Project by Alistair posted 09-10-2014 10:57 AM 1775 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

After a recent purchase of diamond sharpening plates, I wanted to make a holder for them so that I could more conveniently use them at my bench.

I wanted something that would act like a bench hook and would allow me to bring out my little sharpening station and put it away in one hit.

I used a reclaimed board of softwood for the project, I actually managed to pull four of these boards from a skip/dumpster. They measure around 60” x 11” x 1” great or what!

Made using only hand tools, I really enjoyed this little project. OK it is more on the simple side, but when you have a fledgling workshop like I do, you have to spend some time on getting the basics done.

Next up for me is tool storage, decisions decisions…..

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I’d really appreciate some feedback.

Thanks all

~Alistair

-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog: http://shavingsandawl.com





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swirt

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 02:52 PM

WOW. Nice job leveling the field with the chisel router plane.

Great score on the wood too.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Alistair

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 03:24 PM

Thanks Swirt. I think it can be amazing the kind of results you can get with makeshift methods sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I would love a nice Veritas Router Plane, but until I get one, the chisel method will serve me just fine.

-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog: http://shavingsandawl.com

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 07:03 PM

Looks like a great setup. Wish I could find free wood like that.

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

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Alistair

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 09:15 AM

Thanks Brian.

Yeah I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw them just lying there. Best find I have had by far.

-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog: http://shavingsandawl.com

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Cornelius

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 12:58 PM

Simple and great looking! Scandinavian style ;-)

Would you mind sharing your thoughts (and brand) after using these stones for few month?

Thank you

-- Black and White Pictures Portfolio: http://www.axelvonb.com

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