|Project by FaTToaD||posted 02-06-2011 04:29 AM||4521 views||14 times favorited||11 comments|
So I finally decided it was time to get serious about sharpening my tools. I eventually want to get some diamond stones, water stones, etc but I figured I start the cheap way by using the scary sharp method.
This is probably a little over done but it gave me something to work on besides the wine cork displays that I have on order. I have sort of been putting them off, hence all the projects I’ve posted in the last few days.
The construction consist of 1/4” of plate glass on top of a 1/4” piece of plywood (just for looks) on top of a 1/2” piece of MDF. The miter keys are cedar. All this was surrounded by some 3/4” oak I had lying around. I finished the oak with Feed-N-Wax. I wanted to see how this stuff would hold up as the only finish.
Last time I put in an order with the guy I get my glass from I asked him about 1/4” glass. I told him the general size I was looking for and he gave 12” x 24” piece free with my order. Not bad, the only thing I had to buy was some 1000 and 2000 grit sand paper at the local AutoZone. The sandpaper goes 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000. Now I need to make time to sharpen all my chisels and plane irons…
Thanks for looking!