|Project by mafe||posted 10-22-2011 08:04 PM||5570 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
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.
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,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.