The eventual outcome of all this inconvenient, of course, is that the job of honing gets put off until no small amount of resharpening will suffice to restore the tools to peak condition. And it means that tools get used when they are dull, poor practice indeed, but one I'll admit to practicing.
|Gluing up the drawer|
With these two pieces in hand, my job became simple. I attached rotating wheels, pin nailed the table top to the case and built a drawer to fit the opening just under the new tabletop. Then I added drawer pulls and finished it all with a coat of shellac.
|My sharpening tools|
|The finished sharpening station|
I feel certain that this improvement to my shop will greatly enhance the speed and quality of my woodworking. If you don't have a sharpening station, consider building one similar to this. If you can get hold of a surplus cabinet or tabletop, so much the better!