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How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12048

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I was looking around and saw some posts on setting up for farmers markets and for travel or going mobile. So I figured I would share a little of what I have going on. I just set this up really quick in the driveway to show what it looks like.

I can not seem to be able to upload pics so you get Photo bucket for now.

This first set is how i break down my WE for travel because the jaws sit too high to pack it in this case.
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Second set is kinda how I have my sharpening station setup
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Show off your setups so we can see what everyone else has going on.
Thanks for looking.
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12050

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For many months i used blue plastic carry whatsit thing for paddles and alike......bucket for WE.

about 3 weeks ago i bought a hvy. duty plastic suit type case and added WE and all paddles - etc to it - it was OK - heavy, but OK..........last 3 weeks i have gone back to my original set ups - works for me
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12060

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Great setup Max. The L shape is a great touch and keeps everything in arms reach for you. I really need to get some of those knife sheathes but for right now I just run a strip of tape over the blade and make a cover out of old hanging folders. I have my wife with me at the market so she runs the table so I can stay back and sharpen. She takes names and monies then she demonstrates on some phone book paper how sharp the finished products are. I need to build up a rack for my stones for an easier reach and some better organization.
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12068

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I like the folding table that supports the WE I have not seen anything like it in Mallorca . I periodically sharpen on the quays so that the chefs from the yachts do not have to loose their knives.
I am waiting for my WE and currently I use an EP which I put on to a folding work bench it creates a very strong platform but it is heavy and some of the quays are quite long so it is rather cumbersome.
I also note that the WE is better operated from a sitting position so another item to transport , the configurations available here are always compromises that often end up costly. So who sells these folding tables and chairs and what brand are they? I have seen other members use the same brand which is testament to that make.


A great example of limited choice and price was trying to get a magnifying loupe here (Palma de Mallorca Baleares Spain) the most powerful I could find was from an opticians , low mag 4x and 70€ plus; the solution was to buy a Chines mini scope 60x mag plus LEDS (from Chefsknivestogo) little more than 5$ and although the postage meant I paid around 35€ it was still a good solution plus I had it in 5 days which was more than surprising.
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12070

Thanks Max for info. You've given me some good ideas. Where do you get your knife sleeves?
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12072

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RichardHarn wrote:
Thanks Max for info. You've given me some good ideas. Where do you get your knife sleeves?
Fellow digger

Welcome to the forum!

Don't know if it's where Max, gets his, but I ordered some sleeves from here in the past.... Knife Sleeves

Have fun!
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12073

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LeoBarr wrote:
I also note that the WE is better operated from a sitting position...

I actually prefer to stand to sharpen on the WE, (although all day at a market, I might change my mind). :S
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12079

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This sitting position with this Ridgid work platform really gets the WE in a comfortable position for me but I am 6'5" and I contort myself into a solid position for an hour or so then it is time to walk around. I lower the table top down onto my knees and put my feet under me and onto the back legs of the work stand and this LOCKS everything into a solid position. I just need to take a little fwd and aft rocking out of the platform and think I can do that with washers on both sides of where the stand meets the table then snug up the bolt and friction should do the rest.
I do sharpen standing up in the basement when I mount the WE to my bench but as you said standing there for 4 hours will be painful. Also I spend 12 hours on me feet the day before the farmers markets at the hospital so I prefer sitting to give my feet a break but that is just me.
Here is a link for the work stand.
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12087

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Been there (although not at a hospital), I guess my point was more that it's not necessarily "better operated" from a sitting position.
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Re: How I set up for the farmers market. 1 year 3 months ago #12097

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I would have to say "better operated" is what would be whatever you are comfortable with. It is all in the perception of the sharpener.
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