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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 07-29-2017 02:00 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2017 02:00 PM

So I’ve never used water stones before I bought the Norten set that comes with 2 double sided stones and a flattening stone.

According to instructions, you don’t have to soak like other water stones nor need a slurry. Only need to be wet.

Anyways I put my stones in container filled with water for 10 seconds or so, just until the bubbles stopped. Well when using my MKII honing guide and using the roller on the stone. The stone is producing, what I assume is a slurry (not sure what a slurry really is though, I could be refferring to what’s happening wrong)

Well anyways, this stuff produced from the stone is sticking the the honing guide wheel. Creating little bumbs as I roll back and forth.

What I’m I doing wrong? I can’t produce a good edge when the honing guide is going up and down from the bumps of the guide. Ill clean everything off, but irt happened again.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 04:04 PM

I keep a squirt bottle by my sharpening station and squirt the stone occasionally to keep the stone clean as i work.

You might also try not rolling the honing guide quite so far so the tool rides through the slurry but not the guide roller. (You can turn the stone around occasionally to keep the wear even)

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 03:17 AM

I hollow grind all my blades so there is very little honing required, slow down and as mentioned squirt often, I use a old dish washing soap container to flush slurry of the stone. Haven’t used my Veritas guide in ages, do everything freehand.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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