|Project by siavosh||posted 04-15-2014 01:01 AM||2923 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
My first waterstone sharpening holder was over the sink. That was short lived given the wife’s (understandable) objections, and reading about the metal/ceramic/clay filaments ruining the garbage disposal.
My next iteration was simply a plywood board and stop, but the size of it, and my constant dipping of my blades or hand into the water bucket next to it, made the area around it still pretty messy.
This new one is modeled after a few others I’ve sound around here and elsewhere. I’ve used it a few times and the mess so far is less, and I’m hoping once I have a dedicated corner for the apartment, I can leave the stones on the holders indefinitely and not have to pack everything up each time.
This project was nailed/screwed together quickly as part of my attempt to not feel like every project needs to be a joinery lesson. My new rule is anytime I dread to work on a project because I feel like I wont have time to finish it means I’m free to use nails and screws. Be pragmatic, I’m learning.
This was the also the first time I was able to really use my old/new Japanese grooving plane.
The curls of a grooving plane are irresistible!
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