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Well worth the investment

Well worth the investment

1847 days ago by Wayne Precht | 8 comments »

The next purchase was a Work Sharp 3000. Again, this was a Woodcraft special. I had read some reviews, including one by a respected furniture maker. He swore by it as not only effective, but fast in his “time is money” shop. Now, I have tried about every sharpening system known to man and had previously settled on the Norton water-stones as able to get a usable edge before my ADD kicked in. The problem was the mess and bother of water in the shop or of doing the sharpening in the kitchen...

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Very Sharp, yes. Scary sharp, no, but a nice tool none the less.

Very Sharp, yes. Scary sharp, no, but a nice tool none the less.

2021 days ago by Emeralds | 14 comments »

I’m as susceptible to good advertising as the next guy and while Pro-Tool Mfg. makes a nice product, they are masters of marketing. So moving past the hype, here’s my take on the WS2000. I’ve hand sharpened my chisels and the few planes I own since I started woodworking and the main reason I hadn’t done more work with my hand tools is because I’ve always hated using my limited time maintaining the edges necessary to do precise work. So when I saw an ad clip fo...

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New worksharp for old chisels

New worksharp for old chisels

2032 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 18 comments »

In reviving my shop after many years I got a workshart 3000. I used to sharpen my chisels by hand on sandpaper and stones and got marginal results because you really have to work at it to get them the way you want. This worksharp really makes it easy. I mean really easy. Old dull chipped chisels took maybe 15 minutes each and I’ll be able to touch them up in a few seconds anytime I want to now.The unit is not cheap but not as expensive as some units. I got mine from Sears for $189 but y...

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Review of the WorkSharp WS3000

Review of the WorkSharp WS3000

2231 days ago by WayneC | 39 comments »

Originally posted in my blog. I have been looking for a sharpener for a while and came close to coughing up $250 for the Jet clone of the Tormak when the woodworking show was in town last month. I had also seen the Work Sharp on the web. Dan Like had seen one in action and given it his endorsement. There is a video of it on thier web site if your interested in seeing it in action. Wood Magazine has a review of it as well as a video of it in action. On the worksharp web site there is a ...

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Great for honing, but doesn't replace stones and grinders

Great for honing, but doesn't replace stones and grinders

2341 days ago by Hawgnutz | 12 comments »

I love my Work Sharp! But it has limitations that you will have to work around. One major one is that it will not sharpen plane irons wider than two inches! When I tried to sharpen my iron from my #7, using their auxiliary sharpening fence, I inadvertantly added two extra angles. I then had to use my stones to correct these new angles. When sharpening plane irons 2” and smaller, it does a good job, but you need to do the initial sharpening on a stone first, or be prepared to spen...

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Great Results for One Low Price!

Great Results for One Low Price!

2381 days ago by Badabing | 12 comments »

Introduction:The WorkSharp WS3000 is a powered sharpening system that uses a horizontal spinning surface. It uses PSA sandpaper on tempered glass disks or slotted wheels as the abrasive surfaces. It has a unique angled port under the disk to set the bevel angle of tools such as chisels and plane blades. There is also a tool rest above the wheel for top surface sharpening. The adjustable port provides the ability to set precise bevel angles with perfect repeatability. The slotted wheel al...

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WorkSharp WS2000 sharpening system - video review

WorkSharp WS2000 sharpening system - video review

2385 days ago by John | 10 comments »

Here’s my e-x-t-e-n-d-e-d video review of the WorkSharp WS2000. Here are two (much better) reviews on the WS3000 and the Veritas alternatives:http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/WayneC/blog/1113http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/mot/blog/1149 Thanks to all of you who are bearing with my videos as I learn while I go! I apologize for the length of the video – I just want to sharpen everything in my shop! Errata: I keep calling it “WorkShop” in the video – I mean “WorkSharp” – I ke...

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