|Project by Andy Panko||posted 05-07-2012 02:20 AM||4935 views||22 times favorited||9 comments|
I’ve had the Work Sharp 3000 for a couple of years. After seeing a bunch of Work Sharp sharpening stations here on LJ, I decided I should make one too. I used the same basic style that most of you here used – the design seems to make a lot of sense, so why fuss with it. With the exception of the knobs, hinges and handles on the sides, I already had all of the material lying around my shop. The bulk of the structure is 3/4” plywood, the draw fronts and door are 3/4” clear pine and the disc storage trays are 1/4” ply.
I also have the Work Sharp hand held knife sharpener (which is awesome, by the way). That and my spare belts fit neatly in the larger drawer. The smaller drawer is for my abrasive cleaning block and other miscellaneous Work Sharp-related stuff I may come across. There are six pull out trays for disc/abrasive storage. Each tray has a 3/8” dowel bored and glued into the center of it to securely hold the discs.
This was a relatively quick and very fun project. Took about three hours all said and done.
-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ, www.pankowoodworks.com