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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool and Tanos Systainers => Topic started by: Slartibartfass on December 13, 2017, 12:06 PM

Title: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 13, 2017, 12:06 PM
Need to learn how to properly sharpen chisels. Whipped this little sharpening station up... I still need to apply some epoxy coat to make it water tight....

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Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Master Carpenter on December 14, 2017, 12:31 AM
I like it. I've always had a vague idea in my head to build something similar, just too many projects in line first.
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: SRSemenza on December 14, 2017, 09:33 AM
Sharpening equipment stored inside?


Seth
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: grobkuschelig on December 14, 2017, 09:38 AM
Sharpening equipment stored inside?


Seth

 That’s what I thought first, but it looks like the „base“ is covering the complete Systainer, so it might be too big to fit inside.

I might steal this idea with the slight adaptation of the smaller plate, if possible. [emoji41]
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 14, 2017, 09:51 AM
Initially I thought about making the plate smaller but I have the sharpening guide etc. in the systainer. Guess could use a bigger Systainer to fit everything inside.... Food for thought..... The sharpening stones go in the systainer when not in use....
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Michael Kellough on December 14, 2017, 10:17 AM
@Smartibartfass, how do you engage those green cleat in the second pic with both rows pointing out.
Does the panel that sits on top slide in from the side?
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 14, 2017, 10:24 AM
@Smartibartfass, how do you engage those green cleat in the second pic with both rows pointing out.
Does the panel that sits on top slide in from the side?

The cleats in the front (is the backside) lock like a systainer in the back of the systainer below.

The cleats in the back (front if turned upside) provide the lateral stability and everything gets locked down with the little wood nub when you turn the systainer lock....
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 14, 2017, 10:53 AM
Thought about it some more and making the plate smaller prevents it from locking on top.....The whole point of the exercise for me... Nothing rocks while sharpening...And the systainer stack with the Starrett plate for honing is quite heavy. The stack lifts the whole thing up to a nice work height if you put it on a MFT.... (at least for me, rather tall....).

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Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Acquired Taste Living on December 14, 2017, 10:58 PM
Interesting idea.  Not clear how the systainer doesn't move around on your table?  Do you have bench dogs behind the systainer?
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 15, 2017, 07:28 AM
Interesting idea.  Not clear how the systainer doesn't move around on your table?  Do you have bench dogs behind the systainer?

No, the Starrett granite plate in the lower Systainer for honing/lapping is heavy enough tp prevent movements....
Title: Re: Sharpening Station Systainer setup
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 15, 2017, 10:37 AM
Switched the upper Systainer to next larger size to fit in water spray bottle and misc stuff....

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