|Project by jayman7||posted 1014 days ago||2813 views||24 times favorited||11 comments|
I needed a dedicated place in my shop where I can walk over and sharpen tools on the fly. And ever since getting a lathe, I really needed a place to sharpen my gouges more often. It’s a simple table which was based on my outfeed table design, which was in turn based on the woodwhisperer’s design. It has a waterproof melamine top so that the water from my water stones don’t cause too many problems.
I looked at the Oneway Wolverine grinding jig but that was too pricey for just a metal arm with a lock so I made my own out of plywood and a toggle clamp. The oneway vari-grind jig for a fingernail grind on my bowl gouge was also way out of my price range so I made my own. Both jigs work wonderfully. I can’t take the credit for the that little jig since I followed this guy’s design:
I also have a small tupperware container to keep my waterstones submerged and a little plywood tray with a non-skid liner to hone on.