|William Lindsay||26/01/2009 20:21:50|
|2 forum posts||How do I level off a hollowed sharpening stone?|
|Mr Maguire||26/01/2009 20:27:18|
265 forum posts
what sort off stone is it. I use water stones and I flaten them on a sheet of 400 grit wet dry paper layed on a sheet of glass. if it is an oil stone i think you can do the same, just dont use water.
|will spencer||26/01/2009 20:39:50|
|21 forum posts||if it's an oilstone you need a carborundum rubbing brick|
|Big Al||27/01/2009 07:01:54|
|1599 forum posts|
William, why don't you invest in a set of diamond stones. You don't have to spend a fortune on them, I bought a set from a market stall last year for about a fiver just for flattening the backs of chisels and plane irons. They stay flat, remove the steel quicker and only use water for lubrication .
|Mike Garnham||27/01/2009 13:35:54|
|4114 forum posts|
You can flatten an oilstone by rubbing it on a concrete paving slab. A bit of fine sand as a "lubricant" will help..........but it takes quite a time!
I used an angle grinder on mine, but it polished up the surface and made it unusable.......the sand and concrete trick cured that though. I then invested in a piece of glass and some sandpaper, and now do a much better job than I ever did with oilstones.
|10 forum posts|
You can flatten water stones quite quickly using 3M Drywall Screen. It is an open mesh used for rubbing down plaster and can be obtained from DIY stores. Mark a grid of pencil lines on the stone, put the Drywall Screen on a flat surface such as glass and rub the stone over the screen until all the pencil marks have been rubbed away. I do not use water for this, just hoover up the dust as you go along.
|1745 forum posts|
|I use a diamond stone to flatten my Japanese water stones ~ works a treat.|
|Ralph Harvey||27/01/2009 21:48:18|
|3274 forum posts|
Aldi the food store are selling a four sided Diamond stone next week, quite cheap i think under £10, is this likely to be any good was thinking of getting one my self
458 forum posts
I use carborundum floor sanding paper for flattening my stones. Theses days I tend to use diamond and or spyderco ceramic for sharpening so don't have that problem now.
|6 forum posts|
Anyone have any suggestions on where I can get a good honing guide for under £20.
|7631 forum posts|
You can get many honing guides for less than £20.
|6 forum posts|
Nice one, plenty to choose from there.
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