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In the Shop => General Tormek Questions => Topic started by: john.jcb on February 05, 2020, 07:27:47 pm

Title: Tray for Tormek
Post by: john.jcb on February 05, 2020, 07:27:47 pm
I have seen posts about trays for the Tormek to contain drips when sharpening. I have read about the Tormek tray and have seen where others suggest a lunch cafeteria tray.

My dogs have cages where they sleep at night. These cages come in a variety of sizes and they have a plastic tray with short sides. I looked on the Walmart site and they have one roughly the same dimensions as the Tormek tray for around $10. Has anyone tried these? I may stop by a nearby store and see if they have the smaller ones in stock.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: The batsman on February 05, 2020, 08:46:14 pm
In my limited experience they would be fine. I use a cheap non-Tormek tray and it works perfectly.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: Ken S on February 05, 2020, 10:20:46 pm
Amazon sells different sizes of cafeteria trays, although, like batsman, I think your idea of dog cage trays would work fine.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: Sharpco on February 06, 2020, 01:26:25 am
I think Tormek RM-533 is great thing. I use it for Tormek T-8, Viel belt grinder, hand sharpening, and flattening whetstones.


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Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: brianchin10 on February 19, 2020, 07:39:37 pm
I've been using an old 12" x 12" metal sheet pan with my T8. It's actually this one ($11): https://www.breville.com/us/en/parts-accessories/parts/sp0002649.html

A few reasons I like it:
• It's very low profile fits around the base neatly
• Doesn't have high sides to get in the way
• I mostly sharpen on a stainless steel counter top and it makes it easy to spin the T8 if you don't have the rotating base

Some users may not like the fact that it is small so that there is always a chance of water dripping from a knife onto the counter surface, but it does a good job catching any water that's coming off the main housing of the T8. I suspect using the extended drip catcher on the water tray would help even more.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: bill clancy on February 21, 2020, 06:27:22 am
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y226G55/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$6.29 delivered with prime. Works for me!
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: Dakotapix on February 21, 2020, 02:07:24 pm
Ordered that from Amazon as soon as I saw your post, Bill. Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: RichColvin on February 21, 2020, 02:44:46 pm
I use a dish drying tray as the ribs keep the machine away from any spilled water.  I use this one.

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Large-Silicone-Drying/dp/B004ZLAG54?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-exp-a-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B004ZLAG54

It is rubberized so I can’t spin it easily to turn the machine around, but I use the Tormek RB-180 Rotating Base so it is not an issue. 

Kind regards,
Rich
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: john.jcb on March 10, 2020, 02:31:23 pm
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y226G55/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$6.29 delivered with prime. Works for me!

For just over $6 I went with the one Bill has.
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: RickKrung on March 10, 2020, 03:42:37 pm
Nice to know they are still available and where to get them. 

I have two, ancient ones that my daughter came up with somewhere, light green and salmon colored.  Very handy for the Tormek and my granddaughter uses one as a drawing/coloring lap table.  Lips contain the markers/crayons. 

Rick
Title: Re: Tray for Tormek
Post by: Ken S on March 10, 2020, 04:12:58 pm
For only six dollars, how can we go wrong? I can use another Tormek tray. I ordered one.

Good suggestion!

Ken