Sharpening Station – Sketchuping

I’d hoped to get an hour in the shop last night, but work conspired against me.  I did have a few minutes to start modeling the details for the foot of the sharpening station.  This is the kind of thing that CAD is great for, being able to lay out critical dimensions and make sure the proportions and positioning of components is OK before making firewood.

I’d originally intended the “feet” to be 24″ long, but my granite is 26″ wide.  So I’m going to make the feet the same width, and the tops slightly shorter at 24.5″ to allow for the bullnose on the granite.  After I drew this I realized that I have to move one of the mortises in by 1.5″ so that it will work with the shorter top pieces.  See what I mean?  Much easier to figure this out in software than to make a mistake and not discover it until too late in the shop.

First Draft of the Foot

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