Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sharpening Station upright and proud

 No, I don't know what the title of this post means... I haven't done any work on the station tonight...  I did get the puppy outside to play with Jackson our neighbor Bernadoodle (Berner + Poodle), cooked my wife dinner (pan seared tilapia, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and Texas Toast) and watched some television. I did a really good job on dinner.

Front to back: Ripley and Jackson

This post is mostly because I took a couple of minutes before our Tuesday Sentinels of the Multiverse game to grab a couple more pictures of the sharpening station and I figured I'd share them now.

 This is the station up on its wheels showing off the trim in the front. There is supposed to be matching trim in the back but I forgot. Unfortunately my game is going probably until close to my bedtime so there wont be time tonight to duck into the shop, mill the piece and glue it on.

Yup, those are my shop pants hanging in the background of that shot. I have separate clothes for the workshop so I don't get glue on my everyday wear. It also helps segregate the dust and keep it in the workshop.

In the photo immediately above you can see that there's a little bit of a gap behind the rubber mat. That was supposed to get filled by more white oak trim. Unlike the front trim that is hiding the plywood edges this trim is going to sit on top of the plywood. The cabinet back will hide the plywood edges and itself be covered by the white oak trim on top. I'll try to remember to get a photo of that when I add it and the back.

I grabbed this photo because I mentioned yesterday how much better the t-nuts looked over the hex nuts I used initially. I still think they look better. I could have used threaded nuts but those are much more expensive and overkill for a shop project.

Anyway, that's all for tonight. Next steps are:

  • Drawers on the left
  • Shelves on the right
  • Sanding the case, easing the edges
  • Finish the trim around the top
  • Add a back
  • Add a door on the right covering the shelves