A while back I had an interesting exchange with Chris Schwarz and Marc Spagnuolo about how to squeezed more wood working time into my days. I got many great suggestions (decline raises at work for time, get rid of cable, have realistic shop goals, etc). Some, I was already doing. Some I want to implement right away.
One of the suggestions was to make a sharpening station for inside that would allowme to sharpen while hanging out with the fam in the living room. The very next day, Chris posted this link on his Popular Woodworking Blog – Sharpening with Diamond Lapping Film.
So here’s my attempt at implementing that suggestion.
I went over to Hardwick’s (our local have everything hardware store). I picked up two small used plate glass squares, a baking sheet and a small plastic container. Chris said that he had a lot of troubles with the Diamond Lapping Film and bubbles underneath. Even with a great deal of care and a rubber roller, I had the same problem. Here’s what the final set up looked like on the jumbo baking sheet underneath to keep the oil in its place.
Well, no mess!