Stumpy Nubs Work Sharp sharping station

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Project by eddie posted 05-12-2012 05:03 AM 6388 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

got the plan for this station from Stumpy Nubbs

made from scrap material the pull knob is a rock with a hole drilled thur it had it for years my grand daughter gave it to me one day said it was the most pretttyest one she had ever seen kids seem to be the only one going slow enough to see the beauty in just a rock, it make sharping a bit easier and faster. being new to wood working i spend a great deal of time practicing and studing this craft . there are a lot of wood craft masters on LJs that share and want to thank you. i read a lot of the reviews ,blogs ,projects and forum and drop in from time to time and just read these treads like one thread ’’HAND PLANE OF YOUR DREAMS”

these guys are just plane addicts and and love talking planes i stop in one day and asked about the planes they all said the same thing learn to sharpen them before you go buy some of the more costly of them said you might as well get a lot of them you’ll get hooked on them they scared me. :) well i went to a another tread

i hang out at some times great bunch of wood worker there see their projects all the time in top three. told them i wanted to learn to use hand planes .they all said the same thing better learn to sharpen them or you’ll just end up with a good door stop.i,m old and remember when computers came out and they use to have Window for Dummies only way i learned to use them .i know all you young bucks know all this computer stuff by the time you read and write but believe it or not there was a time it was new to everyone.this is kinda like that sharping for dummies and it works .i will still learn other methods but for now this works and will help in my learning curve more like a hair pin curve.i guess what I’ve gathered is getting the tool sharp is one of the keys to learning them. thanks for the help you guys

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 08:57 AM

wow eddie

that was fast
you just got the tool yesterday

i hadn’t seen stump’s ‘stand’ before
(computer server glitches)

this came out very nice

i guess i know what else i have to build too

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 11:44 AM

The knob was a nice touch!

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 11:45 AM

Nice Eddie,
I have thought about making one of those stands. I have a Worksharp and love it.

Good job with the build. Seems to be ‘rock’ solid.

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#4 posted 05-12-2012 03:48 PM

patron thanks Stumpys plans were easy to follow and this thing works

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 03:50 PM

Stumpy thanks that rock had been sitting on my desk for a while and didnt have a know and thought i wouls try it.

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 03:52 PM

Looks like a winner,well done.

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#7 posted 05-12-2012 03:54 PM

hay Steve thanks ,hope i can get to the point where i can make some of your builds .you are a master craftsman

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#8 posted 05-12-2012 03:54 PM

Nice work eddie.

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#9 posted 05-12-2012 03:56 PM

thanks Jim . this learning cruve i think is going to be with me a while :)

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#10 posted 05-12-2012 03:57 PM

thanks DY

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#11 posted 05-12-2012 04:20 PM

Grrr ….one more plane horder to compeet with on the net …..
welcome onbord Eddie
the sharping station looks pretty good :-)
though I still stay with my waterstones …. but thats only my idea of handtools
has to be sharpened by hand
what works for you is best for you donĀ“t forget that
most of this battle with sharpening is very religous to some people :-)

thanks for sharing


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#12 posted 05-12-2012 04:26 PM

thanks Dennis it seem that some say hand sharping is the best way .i was needing a quick way i got a lot to learn and want to learn both way though

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#13 posted 05-12-2012 04:46 PM

Very nice Eddie. Here is one of the best sites for info there is.
Now you are well on your way. Get some wood and start shaving.
Great job my friend. Well done.

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#14 posted 05-12-2012 04:49 PM

thanks Dave that’s a lot of info there

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#15 posted 05-12-2012 09:29 PM

this is a great design an well executed. I think if you do get into hand planes you will buy a few but i think a smoother a jack a shoulder and a 45 and a block plane will meet 99 percent of your needs. These can be had cheep or expensive depending on quality . I think the point the guy in the hand planes thread was like a warning the things are addictive and it is hard to explain why. I have close to 300 planes in my shop and i have decided to finish up my collection and to sell off the odds and ends to get things done. I have also decided I am into tools because I am a woodworker first and I desire to have my budget spent on wood instead of on tools this year. So that way I can make more projects this and next year. As I have almost all the tools a guy could ever want sure I may upgrade a power tool if the time comes but I can build just about anything right now .

Having sharp tools is a must your on your way to that now so keep up the good work. I love the knob what did you use to drill the hole in the rock?

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