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Project by mafe posted 10-22-2011 08:04 PM 4916 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sharpening station for water stones.
base & pond

So I finally got the money saved for the set of Japanese water stones that was on my wish list for quite some time.
When they arrived I had to solve the challenge of making a way to hold them and a pond to soak then in.
I wanted the pond to be portable, and that I could easy take it from my tool cabinet and place it on my table to stand there and sharpen or to bring it with me where ever I wanted to go and sharpen.

The post is pictures from the blog:
The stone bases:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/26080
The pond:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/26095


Pictures:
1. Ready to sharpen.
2. The bases done now being oiled.
3. Bending metal for the pond, read more in the blog.
4. Making the box.
5. New stones, glass plate, leather strap and a diamond plate.
6. Most of the project was made from recycle wood, here a pallet being cut up.


So yes another step on my Japanese tool travel has been taken, and look forward to the use of this for the next many years to come.

_Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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ColdAudio

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 09:28 PM

Great setup, I was just thinking about doing something similar! Now I have a good reference :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 09:45 PM

Nice set up. Will you allow frogs in your pond?

That last shot looks like a Festool saw guide?? They are sure handy!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SASmith

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 12:39 AM

Nicely put together.
I’m sure it will be well used.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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peteg

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 03:13 AM

Love the way you get your head around things Mads as usual, hey Jim maybe goldfish lol :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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vipond33

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 03:44 AM

Ready to sharpen, and with such great calm given this most relaxing design, I make such a mess of my bench now, maybe later I will be On Golden Pond.
One could sharpen outside with morning coffee – I like that.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 10:52 PM

Hi Mads,

Can I assume that you will finally use your nicely turned wood chisels? :-) Just kidding brother.
Great job and great blogs. I particularly like the design of your pond. Unsual, ..as usual!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 11:44 PM

Hi ho,
Yes frogs are welcome in my pond, remember my GF is French.
It is a Festool rail, and yes they are handy in so many situations, I do love those saws.
A goldfish sounds just perfect a carpe.
To sharpen outside with a good cup of coffee, that sound just perfect, I think I have to do that once in a while, to start the day like that will really be something.
Unusual as usual, that was a good one.
Thank you guys for these wonderful comments.
The best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 05:27 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Isra

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 05:43 PM

Hi, Very nice, I was just looking for some ideas to make my sharpening station and I really like yours. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Isra.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria)

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mafe

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#10 posted 12-19-2014 01:44 PM

Thank you.
I use it every day and are really happy with it, so I guess the design was fine.
If you have more space, a wider version would be nice also, then one can leave the stones there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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