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Sharpening Bench Station

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Project by xraydav posted 02-04-2014 01:32 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My sharpening work used to take place on my workbench using the granite slab you see in the pictures. But years ago I worked at a hospital that was closing and they were throwing out the old window between the CT scanner and the control room. This is 1 3/4 plexi with lead dust embedded in it. I thought, well there will be a use some day.
When I developed some skills at sharpening, they came from WoodMan’s YouTube stuff. I liked the idea of the DMT double sided stones and Woodman showed how to use 3/16s plexi to make a holder for the DMT metal stones. I came to be pretty good with these as a supplement to my 2 – 8” slow grinder wheels. But as anyone who knows this method, you have to always be cleaning the stones with water so its wet. I knew when I built my permanent station it would have to be waterproof. (!!! idea!!!) The old Xray window… So I built a bench with 6 degree angled legs like the plans I used for Rowley’s lathe bench and put the old plexi window on top and presto it was a sharpening station. I put it on wheels so I can roll it out into the shop and use it for other things like my Jet tennoning machine station as well…

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com





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#1 posted 02-05-2014 10:13 PM

Great use for an old piece of plexi.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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