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Flattening Shapton Stones

by newwoodbutcher
posted 08-10-2016 11:51 PM

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 12:33 AM

Ken I flatten my Shapton stones a lot.Its also keep a fresh surface that seems to cut faster.
What you might be seeing is the stone changing its shape when it drys.Sometimes mine will have a hollow,for my style is a good thing since I’m side sharpener.
Or the stone will get a hump both happen when they dry.I store them on their side.I was taught to store them sideways by Harrelson Stanley.A very good freehand sharpener much better then me.And I’m pretty fricken good.
I should mention I’m talking about Shapton pro.Gluing them to a piece of glass helps.


-- Aj

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 05:10 AM

Thanks AJ,
I’e never looked at or considered the flatness of a dry stone. I usually flatten each stone when I’m done sharpening (still wet) then put it away. I then start sharpening with what I have assumed up to this point is a level stone. I’ll look closer the next time. Question these irregularities on the dry stone, do you let them dry and then flatten them?

-- Ken

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