Worksharp 3000 workstation

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 01-28-2013 06:54 PM 7898 views 27 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is my Worksharp 3000 workstation, MDF with a coat of poly. Inspired by Stumpy Nubs. Pretty happy with the way it turned out but thought I’d share a couple of things I would do differently if I was doing it again.

First of all the table on the left… seemed like a good idea at the time so the underside port would be left clear, so I drilled out a couple of holes so I could access the tool rest mounts (pic 3), this works fine except when sharpening hi-angle blades (like my 50 degree bevel iron for my Low Angle Jack) at which point I had to be really careful not to let the roller slip into one of the holes. This wouldn’t be a problem if I wasn’t using the camber roller for my Veritas honing guide, but I was and had to be really careful. At some point I will probably build a removable table on the right to remedy this.

Second, I put in a divide on the bottom shelf for extra support as I didn’t want the base sagging over time, this is fine but I wish I had moved it over so I could put my wetstones in side to side instead of front to back, or made the shelves deeper so they didn’t poke out… I can live with this.

A cool thing is that the top table rests almost perfectly on the body of the machine to bring the platter and the table to the same height, I have a small cardboard shim under one corner on the front and some thin plastic shims on the back to bring it level and coplanar check out the last pic.

All and all I am happy with the workstation and very happy with the tool… so nice to be able to sharpen quickly and get back to wood.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 07:32 PM

That’s amazing!!
You were inspired by Stumpy Nubs.
I’ll have to go back and give him another look.

Nice work station upgrade….....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 08:41 PM

Nice job. I like that table on the left. You can see your angle indicator.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 01:14 AM

I just watched Stumpy’s video this morning on the WS station and decided I am going to make one for myself. Nice job and thanks for the tips.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 05:07 AM

Should serve you well. Nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:54 PM

Nice job, Lsmart! I put a drawer in the bottom of mine, but the open bins are a good idea too. Another improvement I did was to add a bar to accept Tormek and Jet sharpening jigs.

If anyone else wants to see the video about this it’s at

It’s episode #6 so you’ll have to select older episodes to find it. I also have plans for it here.

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 05:52 PM

Heh heh… Stumpy if I’d put a drawer in then my whetstone definitely wouldn’t have fit. Will do the jig bar when the need arises.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 12:23 AM

I about started to build Stumpy’s plan until I realized that it didn’t allow access to sharpen under the slotted wheel. I’m glad to see your plan – thanks.

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