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Project by JADobson posted 12-24-2018 05:53 PM 616 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My basement shop doesn’t have running water so I built this station for sharpening. The stones sit in a plastic container that is recessed into the countertop. An oak bridge over the pond provides a stable base for the stones and a wedge keeps them locked in place. It is covered in several very thick coats of varnish. My stones are:
Bester 700x
Bester 2000x
Imanshi 4000x
Imanshi 8000x
Sigma power select ii 10000x

I use the Veritas mark ii jig for consistency and have a Pride abrasives flattening stone in the background.

So far everything works really well.

No excuses now for dull tools. The sharpening station is one step away from my bench and the stones are always ready to go.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-24-2018 09:14 PM

Nice station for your water stones!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Andre

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#2 posted 12-24-2018 10:28 PM

Whatever Works! I picked up the Pond from Lee Valley a few years ago after started getting some better quality stones, always meant to build a stand for it? Don’t have running water in the shop so summer garden hose by the door and winter kitchen sink when Wife’s not home:) I have the Diamond flatten stone as that was what my mentor suppseted, how do you like the abrasives flattening stone?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JADobson

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#3 posted 12-25-2018 05:03 AM

So far it works. I’ve heard they can go out of true so I’ll keep an eye on it but they are significantly cheaper than diamond plates.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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Andre

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#4 posted 01-16-2019 04:00 PM



So far it works. I’ve heard they can go out of true so I’ll keep an eye on it but they are significantly cheaper than diamond plates.

- JADobson

Do you have a chunk of granite, some 180 grit sandpaper or what I use is self adhesive sanding paper from a auto body supply and check Pride stone for flat? Lucky I bought a Dia Flatten stone from L.V. years ago, turned out to be good investment !

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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