I took some pictures last year and the year before but I never posted them in here.
I thought some of you guys might like to see what I'm using and perhaps it will spark some ideas for you and how you can repurpose some things to use them in your shop.
The blue plastic contraption is called a Tool Kaddie they were made for the bicycle repair business. Apparently they stop making them and I picked these up at a yard sale for 10 bucks each I think. They really weren't made for knife repair but they are certainly handy to keep a lot of tools close at hand!
Speaking of handy, I pick this up last November at the flea market, it’s probably the last time my workbench was clean too! I don’t know what this little cabinet was originally but it is great for packing a lot of tools and stuff in a very small area on my workbench!
This was my latest edition to the shop earlier this year; a Wen 10” wet grinder.
I had an 8” wet grinder that I got several years ago. The wheel was worn down so far the housing was getting in the way of the wheel when I was sharpening. This new one is 10” so I should get several more years than I got out of the first one.
I had trouble finding a new 8” wet stone for my old grinder and when I finally located one it was $120. About that time I saw the Wen 10” wet grinder on eBay for $139.16. For $20 more I got a 2 inch larger wheel and a brand-new motor. This one is even reversible, which the old one was not. I have used this new wheel a few times and I am becoming very fond of it! I think it is basically the same machine as the one Grizzly sells under its name also.
I like the fact that I can remove chips and next from blades without heating them up and causing harm to the heat treat of the steel. It’s also very good for sharpening tanto blades which are one of my favorite blades.