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Worksharp Sharpening Station With a Twist

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Project by Millertime posted 04-30-2013 12:21 AM 2324 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project for a rainy afternoon. This is my version of a Worksharp Sharpening Station. With a nod towards “imitation is the best form of flattery”, this station is much like others. But I have had good success with using the wide blade sharpening accessory, so I wanted to be able to have easy access to the flat tool rest. So I mounted the Worksharp onto a lazy susan that allows me to rotate it 90 degrees. I installed a wood peg as a stop at both locations to hold it in place.
I love the Worksharp; it’s quick and it truly gets all my blades flat and scary sharp.

-- There's nothing that a good cigar won't cure.





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#1 posted 04-30-2013 01:02 AM

very nice,great build.i like the lazy susan idea.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 03:25 AM

Crisp and Clean…I like it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 03:25 AM

Good Idea. I’m going to have to try that one too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 11:26 AM

Nice job. I like my Worksharp too. I’ve been wondering about getting the wide blade accessory, but have been discouraged by the negative reviews saying it’s very difficult to get it level or parallel with the sharpening surface. Kind of annoying that they don’t simply make the machine so that it comes with a flat surface that you can use a Veritas or other sharpening jig (without having to add the accessory).
Anyway, nice work.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 11:03 PM

I will (eventually) be building a WS3000 Sharpening Station. I have the Stump Nubs plans, but like your addition of the “lazy susan”!

Well done!!! Thanks for the “Alternative Design”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 05-01-2013 02:11 AM

Looks like the one that Stumpy Nub posted – but with a little more kick. Nice job, I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 05-02-2013 03:22 PM

Great idea on the lazy susan and the peg stops, very neat and sharp. Well done!

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#8 posted 05-02-2013 05:35 PM

I really like this. I have a Work Sharp and a Tormek and I like them both even though I use my water stones more than either of those sharpening systems. I think I will borrow your general design and modify it to accommodate both the Work Sharp and Tormek.

Great idea and thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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#9 posted 05-02-2013 05:41 PM

Good idea.

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