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Sharpening Bench and Jig

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Project by kw193 posted 1269 days ago 4506 views 34 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dedicated sharpening bench is made out of country maple, maple, and some maple plywood. It has an 8×11x2 inch piece of granite set into the butcher block top. Most of the joinery was done using a Festool domino. The design was inspired by one made at theunpluggedwoodshop.com. I bought the 24×36 butcher-block top from Grizzly. It was priced right, and I have made one in the past, so I did not feel like I was missing out on the experience.

The sharpening jig was designed by me to hold 3 water stones at the same time, so that I could run through them in order. I built it so that the water and sludge would be held in the jig, and not run onto the table top. It is made out of Baltic birch, and held secure to the table via a bench dog and wonder-pup screw-vise.





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1269 days ago

Nice work.
That’ll sure come in handy.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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twokidsnosleep

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#2 posted 1269 days ago

This is really beautiful

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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MayflowerDescendant

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#3 posted 1269 days ago

Good looking and useful project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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tdv

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#4 posted 1269 days ago

That’s a beautiful & very useful addition to any workshop
Well done
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

What a great table! Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#6 posted 1269 days ago

Great build. It would be a pleasure to sharpen anything at a station like this. Great idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dakotawood

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#7 posted 1269 days ago

Beautiful. I like the drawer pulls you chose.

-- Travis, South Dakota

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1269 days ago

Very nice work station, enjoy using it as well…BC

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 1268 days ago

Very nice table. Would look very nice in any part of a home, not just a shop.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 1268 days ago

very nice and neat

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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nathanjackman

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#11 posted 1268 days ago

Great job, I’m working on his small table myself – god I wish I had room for this!

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#12 posted 1268 days ago

niiice bench you got there, may it serve you well

Dennis

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 1268 days ago

Awesome job, looks like a piece of furniture to go in your living room. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mafe

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#14 posted 1268 days ago

Wauuuu, I would love to have a place like that for sharpening.
Beautiful made, and a wonderful place with all at hand.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 1267 days ago

Really great job. You have given some good ideas—Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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