|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 01-28-2013 06:54 PM||3223 views||25 times favorited||7 comments|
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.