Sharpening station #1: Diamond stones arrived, that's what sharp is and pockets

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Blog entry by Matt posted 05-06-2016 12:37 AM 2028 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m very happy my diamond stones arrived!

I quickly honed a chisel just to see… Wow! That’s what sharp means! Already happy!

Now I’m cutting pockets in the support board for the stones:

One down, 3 to go!

-- I do this for fun.

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#1 posted 05-06-2016 03:16 PM

What stones did you get? I’m looking to do the same thing as you.

-- Beat it to fit. Paint it to match.

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 01:21 AM

These are the ones I bought:

And now I am sharpening everything in sight. Two of my fingers have cuts… LOL

-- I do this for fun.

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#3 posted 05-09-2016 05:43 PM

Nice sharpening stones.

Are you routing the pockets? Or are you cutting through the board and sandwiching it with a backing board?

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