Let's see those sharpening stations!

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  1. Jun 5, 2016 #1

    Dave Martell

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    I'll start, here's my current set-up....works OK for me. :wink:

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    Nice setup there Dave! I need a station were I can sit down too. Are those naturals on the top row? If so, what kind?
     
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    Noticed the centering vise & buffing pad on your drill press.
     
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    i like that rack... gonna have to look into one of those for myself
     
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    That's a killer looking setup, I wish I had a permanent location for my gear, but at the rate I sharpen it'd be covered in dust lol. I'll unpack from the Rubbermaid bins and get a few pics at some point.
     
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    Dave Martell

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    Thanks! Yeah those are naturals up top but unfortunately I can't remember what they all are. On the far end are cheap-o's like aoto and closer to the middle and left are Tshusima (sp?) from JKI, some nice ones from Maksim, and a razor stone (koppa) that is great for that work. Sorry that I'm sort of dense when it comes to all the natural stone type names, I just know what works.



    Good eye Keith! The centering vise is a KEY piece of kit - couldn't/wouldn't live without it. The little buffing wheel was just used earlier today. I have a few of these little guys for special jobs that I don;t want to dedicate a buffer too. This particular one is domet flannel (super soft) that I use "as is" (unloaded) to buff handles post-oil finishing. Some handles remain tacky after treatment - this little guy fixes that issue.



    I've had this idea in my head for years, well something similar actually, but this particular idea clicked for me when I saw a smaller version in catalog and I went hunting. It works great but damn these display type racks cost 3-4x what a regular one costs!
     
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    Yeah man post up your set-up, we all like the gear!
     
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    sorry, it's boring. but I use it almost daily :)

    I posted this somewhere else too
     
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    :scratchhead: FullSizeRender 6.jpg

    Getting crowded in the Sharpening Kitchen. Need to find space for ancillary functions such as cooking and dishwashing.
     
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    You must have a very, very cruisy wife.
     
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    HaHa, I am a lucky man. My friend had me show his wife a picture of this so he would look reasonable in comparison.
     
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    Love the 'workhorse' Globalwhatevers in the far right out the back - let me guess, wifey's knives ?
     
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    i could have sworn that we did this once already, Oh well!

    station & stones:
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    Do you store your soaker stones in water? I'm always curious how people deal with this.
     
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    "Sharpening Kitchen" - awesome! :doublethumbsup: I don't believe I've ever seen quite the set up before.
     
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    You know what Chief, now that I see your pictures I think you're right, we have done this before. I remember your Coote! I couldn't find the thread although my search this site skills aren't great.

    Nice sharpening station, can't see it enough I say! :)
     
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    Here it is:
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/s...-sharpening-station-inputs-and-pics-requested

    I see no reason not to do it again, I'll post my humble setup sometime this week… too nice today to be inside taking and uploading pics
     
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    New faces, new sharpening stations, I like it as new thread.

    Bring em:thumbsup:
     
  20. Jun 7, 2016 #20

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    +1. My sharpening kit would probably end up in the dumpster if I don't pack it up each time I use it.

    Very simple setup, nothing fancy.

    When all I need is a simple touchup. I'll do it in the kitchen.
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    Or if I have a bunch to do.. I'm usually forced to work in the basement, my little mini commercial sink haha.
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    All of them in full view.
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    When I'm all done, it all has to go back into my little modded case. I'll try to air them out as much as I can though.
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    I'm jealous of the commercial sink.
     
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    Not gonna lie. It does come in very handy sometimes.
     
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    Not mine, but a friend's. All the stones on the bench are mine and this is where we hangout and shoot the shiz.

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    Keen eyes will spot the Hoyo in the background. Forgot to include buffing wheels.
     
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    ... And our first attempt at a magebo
     
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    Cool place to hang out.

    Love the natural stones. I assume one of the large ones is your Thai Binsui.


    Do you use the Hoyo for thinning or just edge work?
     
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    The two big stone are an Aizu and a Numata hyotan, the binsu is next in line and smaller. Then Khao men, yaginoshima, nakayama.


    Generally just use the Hoyo for thinning work.
     
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    Pulled out the Rubbermaid bins:
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    I also have a larger bin where I keep random knife stuff like the Naniwa sink bridge I don't use anymore, the extra spacers and tray for the suehiro deluxe stone holder combo from JKI, Chosera stone boxes, extra naguras, etc.

    In one bin I cut a horticultural tray to fit to allow air circulation under stones which I wrap in a towel to attenuate moisture release, and leave the lid ajar. Stones are also standing upright while drying, laying flat now as its been awhile…
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    There's Naniwa Chosera 400, 1000, 3000, 5000, 10000 and a pink brick; atoma 140, 400 plates; Chosera nagura, sharpie, carpenter pencil (to help visualize when flattening stones, this one is all graphite).

    In the other bin I have the 1/2 size hotel plans (2.5" and 4", with one lid), anti slip mat, 360° spray bottle, JKI stone bridge (much more compact than the Naniwa sink bridge!) and the majority of the suehiro deluxe stone holder
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    I'm probably way too OCD about washing/rinsing things once done to avoid grit contamination, maybe once I a permanent location I'll stop caring
     
  29. Jun 15, 2016 #29

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    Nice Tanner, and there's nothing wrong with being OCD with your stones. :)
     
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    Thanks Dave, that means a lot coming from a pro like you :D

    I hope once things settle down I can devote more time to nerding out with the knives and stones

    EDIT - I should also thank you for the pink brick, so far the only use its seen was being flattened, but I'm glad to have it for when/if it is needed
     

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