|Project by MarkNE||posted 10-01-2010 04:10 PM||6350 views||9 times favorited||18 comments|
After a year of trying to sharpen on my work bench and the mess that was difficult to clean I decided to build a dedicated sharpening bench.
Since I had some quarter sawn white oak left over from a project that I intended to build for my daughter (she did not go for the arts and crafts era designs), I proceeded to use it for my new sharpening bench.
The frame is quarter sawn white oak and the panels and drawer boxes are cherry. The panels are re-sawn and book matched. The drawer bottoms are baltic birch 3/8” ply and the drawer pulls are also white oak.
The finish on the oak is a trans tint and denatured alcohol mix finished with 2 coats of poly. The panels and drawer fronts are min wax antique oil finish which I will eventually coat with poly. Drawer boxes are finished with 2 coats of shellac and then waxed.
The top is attached with only clear silicone at the corners and it is very stable.
The only metal in the project are the screws holding the drawer pulls and also holding the rear drawer stop. The joints are all festool dominos.
-- Mark, Nebraska