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Project by GaryLundgrenCrafts posted 04-06-2015 11:29 PM 2499 views 24 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Worksharp station modified from the plans I bought from Stumpy Nubs at: http://www.stumpynubs.com/

Mostly made of MDF and a few plywood scraps, I reversed the plan layout, made the top a little longer to accommodate my set up since I already have the work tool bar I paid $60 for. Unless you already bought the work tool bar, follow Stumpy’s directions and save yourself $30 to $35.

I also modified how many slots hold the discs, as again . . . I spent money and bought the glass discs. I have discs that go from 80 to 6000 grit. Didn’t figure I need any more than that. A few extra slots holds spare sandpapers and a note sheet.

I put in a drawer with the left over space, pretty much following the directions for the original drawer, apart from dimensioning it to fit.

The drawer knobs I found at Lowes hobby parts bin. These are actually leftovers I bought from a router circle jig I made.

It takes a little finessing to get the top level with the sanding disk. It can change a little too depending on the thickness of the sandpaper. But, it’s close enough. :-)

Stumpy’s plans are $10. Seemed reasonable to me. I thought of reverse engineering it based on visual, but , as good as I think I am . . . decided to buy the plans. I make fewer prototypes and cursing that way.

I did modify drawers by making drawer bottom rabbets and using 1/4” hardboard for drawer bottoms, fronts & backs.

It’s all glued & screwed.

Also put some handles on ends to make it easier to move about from shelf to work table. I find this B&D Workmate table (on wheels I built for it, see another post of that) is at a lower height than the workbench and makes it easier to use the Worksharp.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts





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#1 posted 04-07-2015 02:34 PM

Good job a very useful project kudos to Stumpy too.

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 11:18 PM

Very Nice. I’ve got to update my 3000 with this setup.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 04:48 PM

You made Stumpy proud, and he needs the money! LOL! Looks good. Hope it works out for you.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 04-12-2015 03:17 PM

Nice work. Has anyone purchased the knife/scissors attachment for the Worksharp 3000? I’d like to know how it performs.

Phil

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