Well, my wife was more than in favor of me creating an 'outdoor' sharpening station for the garage, so in the warmer months the 'slurry' would leave the kitchen. So I have a newly built sharpening station as of today.
It has two shelves for soaking bins, and I plan on putting a vice on the end. The surface is still a bit rough, so I am going to sand it and seal it with something.
The shelves will hold all of my sanding supplies (belts, paper, planes etc.), and I also finally have a place to put the belt sander that I have been waiting to buy.