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Project by Geedubs posted 10-28-2010 12:46 AM 2146 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently picked up a used (but in great condition) Worksharp WS2000 that was advertised on Craigslist. In order to have related supplies, manual, etc. immediately available I decided to create a unit that would keep everything together. With scraps from my shop, I built a small drawer unit. On top, I built a ‘lazy-susan’ platform with 1/2 plywood and screwed the WS2000 to the top at the center point of the platform. The table rotates on a bolt/fender washer/nut combination that secures the table to the base but also allows it to rotate. Because the WS uses both the front and back side of the machine for various tasks, I wanted to be able to just rotate the machine so that the working side would face me. I created a pegged stop utilizing a piece of dowel and ‘slice’ of an old broom handle. I then drilled a corresponding hole through both the table and base at the appropriate locations so that it won’t move when being used. I also put small rubber feet on the unit so that it won’t slide. So far, so good. Now, on to the sharpening.

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Geedubs

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 01:02 AM

BoiseJoe, it was a cost and function decision. First, I picked this up for $60 which was a great price (I think) for the condition it is in. Also, it included a knife sharpener accessory which is a $36 accessory which I had wanted to purchase anyway. I also looked at my needs and decided that for the type and amount of sharpening I would be doing this unit would be more than adequate. The chisel port works fine for initial sharpening and I can do an initial sharpening on planer blades using a jig with the mounting bar on the top. It should also be adequate for sharpening other tools as needed. Most of my sharpening/honing will be done on wet/dry sandpaper and wetstones so I only plan to use this for the initial work with a tool. I read a number of posts/reviews of both the 2000 and 3000 and for my purposes I had a hard time justifying the difference in cost.

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Geedubs

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 01:18 AM

Not sure that I have any suggestions except to emphasize the lower cost and the ability to very satisfactorily complete basic sharpening needs. Price is always an issue, of course. I don’t know what yours is priced at but I would not have considered this if it had not been 50% or more below retail (including the knife sharpening attachment). Good luck BoiseJoe…and since I am an Oregon Duck fan, I wish the Boise State Broncos tepid success :-).

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 02:58 AM

I have the Worksharp 3000 and love it. As for disks the cheapest way to get them is to find someone near you that owns a Laser. I have a Laser and I cut my own sandpaper and sandings disks for it. I even made the pattern for the see through disks and cut those also. I’ve cut several new plate disks (instead of GLASS) out of 3/8” acrylic. If you find someone with a Laser message me and I can send you the cutting files for CorelDraw. That’s what most lasers operators use for their files.
All the best!
db

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Geedubs

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 05:49 PM

Thanks for the disk suggestions.

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 09:17 PM

Nice! I did almost exactly the same thing with my WS3000. Bolted it to a box with a drawer very similar to yours. Great minds think alike! haha

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Geedubs

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 05:55 AM

Nice to know I have company Bryan_M. Whether it is because of great minds or not may be up to the judgment of others :-).

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 04:33 PM

Thought you may like to see my video of the Upgrades I made to the Work Sharp including one that allows you to use Tormek jigs AND how to use cheap buffing compound instead of sandpaper instead of diamond wheels and compounds:

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