|Review by thiel||posted 04-17-2011 06:51 AM||4299 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
- McMaster Carr Fiberglass Pan with Antiskid Surface
- Brand: McMaster Carr | Category: Shop Gear
This tray from McMaster (http://www.mcmaster.com/#food-service-trays/=bwr90d) will improve your life and make you a better person. A small one is $15 and a godzilla sized one is $35.
—It is a waterproof tray whose antiskid surface will perfectly and TOTALLY immobilize a waterstone.
—The low lip on the edge of the tray is lower than the top of most waterstones, so you won’t bang your blades or hands into its edges (I have Nortons and here is plenty of room).
—When done sharpening, just carry it—and your waterstones—to the sink for a quick dip.
—The tray is thin enough to slip into a small space behind my shop cabinets… easy to get off the bench and clear up some space!
The long and the short of it is that my waterstones sit FIRMLY on this tray, and I can line them up right after each other with plenty of room. When I’m done sharpening, the mess has been contained to the tray and it’s an easy trip to the sync to rinse off the swarf (and blood!) that results from a successful sharpening session.
I also keep one under my wet grinder, which both captures the mess and makes the machine easier to move for those weekend sharpening expeditions.
It’s such a stupidly simple solution that I thought I should share.
(Photo from McMaster.com)
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