Sharpening Station

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Project by Lori posted 1689 days ago 4642 views 11 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project. Finally a home for my Tormek. The basic design is Norm Abram…we tweeked it a little to suit our needs. The door pannels are out of Spalted Oak (from a tree we cut down in our back yard), the tool holder is out of Bubinga The shell is Oak Plywood and the drawer fronts are of solid Oak. I am not happy with the finish on it. I think the stain was old…did not seem to absorb into the plywood very well, so when I was applied the Lacquer finish it was taking the stain off…Oh well it is just shop funiture…LOL

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#1 posted 1689 days ago

Super nice job Lori.
That’s what I’m hoping my sharpening station is going to look like.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 1689 days ago

Very nice looking piece. Great job!!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 1689 days ago

looks fantastic. is the lower pull out a step to stand on?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 1689 days ago

Well done , Lori : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 1689 days ago

This looks like fine furniture not a sharpening station very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1689 days ago

Nice cabinet work. Tools should be sharp now!! :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1689 days ago

Gorgeous!! I really like the Spalted Oak panels.

Great organization and layout, too.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 1689 days ago

great work , lori ,

sure looks like fine furniture to me .

well done !

-- 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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#9 posted 1689 days ago

I think it looks great! Keep up the good work.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#10 posted 1689 days ago

Lori, I’ve been going on zero sleep here but saw your post and had to pay tribute here, but all that comes to mind is WOW!!!! As usual beautiful work. I need to get you over here and turn you loose and let you do your thing on this nightmare I call a kitchen, I’m sure it would look better than what I’m doing. Your work like so many others on here are outstanding.

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#11 posted 1689 days ago

Fabulous.. Simply Fabulous….
What do you think Kent…???

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 1689 days ago

Great job girl.

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#13 posted 1689 days ago

Very nice. I just wish I had something to sharpen with let alone a cabinet to keep it in. :)

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#14 posted 1689 days ago

I saw the pix and thought “oh that’s a beautiful cabinet” .. and then I read “sharpening station” and I just had to come and look—-
beautiful – and practical. Can’t have a better combination than that.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 1689 days ago

Very nicely done and to use wood from your tree. Wow…................. great job

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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