sharpening cabinet

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Project by handy_andy posted 09-10-2016 02:42 AM 591 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using boards from a pallet, maple and a grayish wood I don’t recognize, I built a tool cabinet to hold my sharpening supplies. I use silicon carbide sandpaper as my abrasive and marble tiles as my flat reference. Two 12”x12” tiles are mounted to the door, which is on lift-off hinges. The door has threaded inserts for clamps made out of brass bar stock. I planned for twice as many clamps as I actually needed so there are lots of extra holes in the door. Some old tongue and groove boards make up the back. The cabinet hangs on french cleats. Finished in tung oil.

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 12:43 PM

Nice job on the cabinet. I love organizational projects.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-10-2016 01:00 PM

Brilliant idea! Love the dual use sharpening plates/cabinet door

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#4 posted 09-10-2016 03:52 PM

Great idea with the lift on hinges. This is really a well thought out design.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 05:00 PM

Wow. Very creative and effective. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-12-2016 09:55 PM

This is a nice cabinet and will make a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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