Originally Posted by justplainbill
Looks like nice cabinet grade birch? for the base on your belt drive grinding rig.
Interesting variety of extensions for your table saw.
Maybe you could tell us more about the bench stones?
Are the King stones available in 12" length?
If so, would purchase of same require a home equity loan?
The pink / reddish-brown stone looks like it might be kinda soft?
Birch ply with a walnut border. That's a homemade strop. the flat wheel on the left for chisels and the V-strop for v-shaped carving tools and chisels. No, my chefs knife does not get the strop treatment. I'm not sure about the lengths available. The oak box is home made. The brownish King stones are 800, 1000 & 1200. The single stone is 6000. You can find them for about $25 ea. Oh, they aren't soft.
A 1000 grit is more than enough for kitchen knives. Factory edges are probobly done on a 7-800 grit stone.
Originally Posted by Adillo303
Jeeks, I too find the table saw inteeresting, why the "double saw"?
The left one is for cross cuts/ripping using a combination blade, then there's a router table, the left saw has a 3/4" stacked dado installed. Less tool changes and provides a nice assembly table. All 3 machines use the Biesemeyer fence. Took a couple hours just to level and line everything up. Here's a couple more pics. There's an adjacent room where I keep my drill press and lumber, I might move my lathe in there too. You guys have shops?