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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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#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.
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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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#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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#4 posted 03-29-2010 10:01 PM
Quite a sharp solution you have…. looks at previous comment DOH!
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#5 posted 03-29-2010 10:45 PM
-- - 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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#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!
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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
#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.
#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.
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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.
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Eric in 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.
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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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#13 posted 03-30-2010 06:44 AM
wow, that is a great looking sharpening station… love the top!!! and the drawer handles…
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#14 posted 03-30-2010 03:14 PM
that´s deffently upgradingwell done
#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?
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