Sharpening Station

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Project by Lori posted 01-04-2010 05:47 AM 6003 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 01-04-2010 05:51 AM

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

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 05:58 AM

Very nice looking piece. Great job!!

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

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 05:59 AM

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 01-04-2010 06:04 AM

Well done , Lori : )

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

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 06:12 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 07:07 AM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 01-04-2010 07:11 AM

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 01-04-2010 07:22 AM

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 01-04-2010 07:30 AM

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 01-04-2010 11:23 AM

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 01-04-2010 11:51 AM

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 01-04-2010 03:12 PM

Great job girl.

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#13 posted 01-04-2010 03:17 PM

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 01-04-2010 03:46 PM

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 01-04-2010 03:50 PM

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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