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#1 posted 01-29-2018 06:19 PM

I use a drywall sanding screen. Actually it’s
a floor sanding screen but it’s the same
stuff. One that’s too worn to sand floors
will still flatten a water stone.

Somebody suggested a cinder block. That
sounds barbaric but using the stone for
sharpening will soon remove marks from
coarse abrasives used in flattening.

The best suggestion I have for waterstones
is either use a figure-8 pattern to spread
wear on the stone when honing freehand
or use a sharpening jig which does not ride
on the surface of the stone.

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