|Project by ChuckM||posted 02-27-2012 12:29 AM||2382 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
My shop is unheated and sharpening in the winter months was usually uncomfortable, if not impossible. I ran the risk of cracking my stones if I forgot to bring them inside afterwards. I decided to set up my sharpening station in my under-utilized laundry room in the basement.
To stabilize the plywood platform and the water pond, I added some high friction pads to their bottom sides. (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67844&cat=1,43456,43465)
The hardboard jigs seen in the pictures are for honing higher-angle micro-bevels as my honing guide is the Veritas Mark I model.
The laundry room is easily reverted to its original state (to the satisfaction of its owner (my wife)) once the water pond and its tools are tucked under the sink, until the next sharpening session is called for.
-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted