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Project by James posted 03-29-2010 09:09 PM 3916 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top use to be 2” thick maple. Water and wood dont mix. Changed the top to 2” thick granite top. Top is 3-6”w X 3’-0” dp.





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Dukegijoe

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 09:12 PM

Looks great, was actually thinking about doing something similar for my sharpening… damn, you beat me to it.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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docholladay

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 09:14 PM

Very nice. The granite is a great idea. Beats the heck out of the old cookie sheet that I put my stones on so I don’t get my bench wet.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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JimNEB

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 09:45 PM

Wow, that’s really sharp…pardon the pun. Looks really nice, great idea with that top.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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Chase

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 10:01 PM

Quite a sharp solution you have…. looks at previous comment DOH!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Jeison

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 10:45 PM

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awesome :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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deucefour

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 10:45 PM

Now thats what I’m talking about…......anyone got some scrap granite they would trade for some OSB? ........just kidding, very nice I hope to do this soon!

Robert

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AJJ

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 10:53 PM

You got me looking for some granite (cheap). Nice looking station.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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docholladay

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#8 posted 03-29-2010 11:53 PM

With regards to the scrap granite idea. In our area, we have a Habitat for Humanity thrift store. They sell mostly donated construction materials. I noticed that they had small pieces of granite in there a while back. If you have one of those stores in your area, it might be worth checking out.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Jeison

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#9 posted 03-30-2010 12:40 AM

Oooo turns out theres one of those thrift stores near, me, amma check it out this weekend. They have a directory to see if theres one near you.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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olddutchman

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#10 posted 03-30-2010 12:59 AM

The “Restore” store is the Habitat for Humanity store that You are talking about. I posted on another forum about router tables tops that are made in some way. I have been going to ours here in Holland, and came out with some good ideas. By the way, Very nice sharpening station, James.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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Eric in central Florida

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#11 posted 03-30-2010 01:55 AM

Looking good James.
That top is a smart idea.
I’m tired of the big cookie sheet under my wet grinder.
I think one of those is on the list.

Thanks for sharing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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DocK16

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#12 posted 03-30-2010 04:24 AM

Nice….....definitely going to steal the granite top idea… Gotta love the Tormek.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#13 posted 03-30-2010 06:44 AM

wow, that is a great looking sharpening station… love the top!!! and the drawer handles…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 03-30-2010 03:14 PM

that´s deffently upgrading
well done

Dennis

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Dukegijoe

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#15 posted 03-30-2010 08:32 PM

Love the station, looking into the granite tops, and was wondering if 2” was a little much. From what I understand most kitchens are 3/4”. Any thoughts?

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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