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OhioJohn

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12-29-2017 04:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: darex work sharp wssa0002601 tormek tool bar attachment carving tool plane blade sharpening question

As you may have noticed, Darex, makers of the Work Sharp have discontinued the WSSA0002601 Tool Bar Attachment. My guess is Tormek sued them for capitalizing on Tormek’s tool innovations to sell Work Sharp units.

I love my WS and want to implement the Tool Bar Attachment, in principle at least. I am Home Depot / McMaster Carr’ing a solution similar to the Stump Nubs solution. I will post pictures when done.

I have found the WS Tool Bar user manual on the internet, so I am 90% there. What I need are the Tool Stick Out (TSO) dimensions and the Bar Height (H) dimensions.

I am hoping to find someone who has the Tool Bar Attachment, and is willing to put some calipers on it to accurately measure the three bar height and the two TSO dimensions?

Thank you in advance!


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#1 posted 01-23-2018 04:00 AM

I think I have one of those. I need to find it and then see if I can get you some dimensions.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 04:10 AM

TSO B=2”, TSO A=2 1/2”, H1=1/8”, H2=3/8” AND H3=5/8”.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 09:21 PM

Thank you!

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Putttn

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 01:03 PM

Let me know if you need any more measurements.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#5 posted 02-12-2018 10:30 PM

I am interested in how you solved this problem. I am in a similar situation. Can you help?

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OhioJohn

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 02:20 AM

I built this

I set the heights and depths from the table above. Works great!

12mm Bar – McMaster Carr – Epoxied in place
1/2-20 Tap & 1/2-20 All-Thread – Home Depot

Ran tap halfway through the block, then ran all thread in until bound.

Nice, tight & parallel!

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 05:39 PM

Excellent job! Can you zoom in or show the back side? Can’t quite conceptualize it. I have to build the same type of extension for mine. Thanks!

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 12:40 PM

I too would be appreciative of a closer picture of the back. You seem to have done an excellent solution. Thank you.

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