Stowaway storage for sharpening stones
Not having room in my small shop for a dedicated sharpening station, I turned a cookie sheet into a stowaway station that tucks under a wall cabinet or on the underside of a shelf. The key is two grooved blocks. I attached them by driving screws up through them and into the cabinet. You also could hang the blocks by screwing down into them from above.
I put one rubber shelf liner on the sheet to keep the stones from sliding around in use, plus my three grades of waterstones, my stone holder, and a diamond plate. I stow a second piece of shelf liner above the stones. It goes under the tray when I put it down on the countertop. When I’m done sharpening and honing, I throw the extra piece of shelf liner on top of the stones, slide the tray into the grooved supports, and the counter is clear.
—JON BATES, Portland, Ore.