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Thread: Worksharp Wide Blade Attachment - Shop Made

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    Worksharp Wide Blade Attachment - Shop Made

    I think a few of us on here have the Worksharp. I really like this thing as I have no freehand sharpening ability to speak of. I started to restore an old plane that, of course, had an iron wider than 2". I had seen variations on this idea and being lazy, rendered it down to as simple as I could get it and have it remain functional .

    I adapted it to the storage box/stand that I built here. The jig bolt-knobs thread into t-nuts on the inside of the case. The holes in the table sides are over-sized to allow me to adjust for level and different abrasive thicknesses. Once the glue dries in the rabbets overnight I'll knock the sharp edges off and throw a coat of shellac on it to match the base.
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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 03-11-2011 at 03:40 AM.
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    Glenn you never cease to inspire me. Seeing you with a worksharp has me thinking after all the effort and sanpaper i just recently been through.

    So how did it do on the blade. Got a pic of the finish on the bevel?
    cheers

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    Brilliant!

    I haven't even opened the box on mine yet.

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    Thanks for sharing Glenn. I have to steal this idea from you and make one this weekend.
    Thanks
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    Now, that's durned clever. I suddenly know what my next shop project will be.

    Did you make plans, or just eyeball it?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Great solution. I'll give it a try
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    Very smart....This jig goes on the list of things to do!!!

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Got a pic of the finish on the bevel?
    The glue should be dry by after work tonight. I'll run it through the grits and post a pic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Did you make plans, or just eyeball it?
    Sketch Up is your friend. This fit mine, YMMV.

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    Super simple. Made it last night after work. Ripped the 5-11/16 strip from a piece of scrap 3/4" BB ply, cut sides to length and rabbeted them, cut top to fit. Ba-Da-Bing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Got a pic of the finish on the bevel?
    As promised, Here's the Veritas MK-II (that I use on my Scary Sharp setup) in position.

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    About 4 minutes at 100 grit as the edge I had previously put on it was way off of 90*. Took a little bit to establish the geometry and the time includes breaks (went in the house to grab a cup of coffee) to assure I didn't over heat things.

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    Under a minute at 120 grit.

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    Under a minute at 400 grit.

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    Under a minute at 1000 grit.

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    Under a minute at 3600 grit.

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    All that and my coffee was still warm
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 03-12-2011 at 04:53 PM.
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    Love the storage box - putting that on my list of "must-do's"
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