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Project by Al Navas posted 12-02-2007 at 10:35 AM 4315 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hope the design of this sharpening station cabinet will be use to some of you – it is posted on my blog; click on this link:

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com





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mot

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 at 10:38 AM

I like the idea of the transparent door. I have a few things behind doors that I haven’t opened in months and I fear are lost forever. Nice design, Al and thanks for posting the blog as well.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 at 10:44 AM

I like the lathe tool carousel as well. I have to keep my stuff under cover, with the un-heated workshop, but it’s a nice design. Al, could you tell us more about the pink wheel? I don’t believe I’ve seen one of those. And I like your bowl and spindle steadies, too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 at 02:39 PM

Looks pretty nice for the shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Al Navas

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 at 08:54 PM

Thank you all.

The grinder is the Delta dual-speed grinder.

Some details on the grinding wheels, taken from the Woodcraft web site:

Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheels are a giant step above the conventional gray, hard, slow cutting wheels which tend to burn tools as the grinding surface becomes dull and glazed. Made of granulated aluminum oxide with a vitrified white bond, they allow the grains of abrasive to wear off, thus providing a consistently fresh grinding surface.
Sharpening is faster, with less danger of taking the temper out of the tool
6” dia. wheels come with bushings to reduce the arbor hole to fit 3/4”, 5/8”, and 1/2” shafts
8” wheels have reducer bushings to fit 3/4” and 5/8” shafts
Pink Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheels provide you with all the benefits of white aluminum oxide wheels with the added bonus of being more resistant to grooving when reshaping or heavy sharpening is required.
Although they do resist grooving, they still allow grains of abrasive to wear off rather than becoming dull and glazed
Since they do not build up glaze and metal particles, heat build up is reduced thereby preventing “blued” tools
The perfect companion to compliment your white sharpening wheel

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 at 08:46 AM

Wow! This is a beautiful kitchen island that you’re using in the shop.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Al Navas

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 at 10:33 AM

Wow! This is a beautiful kitchen island that you’re using in the shop.

Thanks, Charlie.

I never thought about it that way – but, you may right! We don’t have any kitchen cabinets with glazed doors, although I am getting ready to make four or five of them, to match the existing 42 doors.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 12-03-2007 at 10:35 PM

Thats some sharpening station. I like the idea of the wheels.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Al Navas

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 at 06:50 AM

Thanks!

The wheels will allow sharing the station.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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