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William Lindsay26/01/2009 20:21:50
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How do I level off a hollowed sharpening stone?
Mr Maguire26/01/2009 20:27:18
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Welcome William.
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.
Richard
will spencer26/01/2009 20:39:50
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if it's an oilstone you need a carborundum rubbing brick
Big Al27/01/2009 07:01:54
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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 .

Al 
Mike Garnham27/01/2009 13:35:54
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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.
 
Mike
 
Delwood27/01/2009 20:32:15
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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.
 
Derek
Woodworker27/01/2009 20:35:34
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I use a diamond stone to flatten my Japanese water stones ~ works a treat.
Ralph Harvey27/01/2009 21:48:18
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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
 
Ralph
Toothy28/01/2009 20:12:31
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Hi Guys
 
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.
 
Toothy
MJE03/02/2009 12:42:22
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Anyone have any suggestions on where I can get a good honing guide for under £20.
Cheers
Mike
Sparky04/02/2009 21:15:52
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Michael
 
You can get many honing guides for less than £20.
 
Screwfix.........£12.71
 

B&Q
£12.98
B&Q
£5.48
Axminster's
£ 7.53
  Axminster's
£5.60
Then there's the better quality versions
 
Axminster's
 £29.30

 
 
 Hope this helps
 
Marc
MJE05/02/2009 17:52:24
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Nice one, plenty to choose from there.
thanks

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