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Tools Happen #5: Diamond Sharpening Stones System: Moving on From Waterstones

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Blog entry by woodshopnerdery posted 12-25-2021 01:22 AM 908 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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UltraSharp Diamond Stones are broken in and prepared for use. My old waterstones are great and produce a fantastic edge, but in my garage woodworking shop dealing with the soaking the stones and the clean up is simply not practical. By upgrading to the diamond stones I will be able to sharpen much more conveniently, which mean I will ACTUALLY DO IT!

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-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery



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Andre

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#1 posted 12-25-2021 11:22 PM

Good luck, actually found Arkansas oil stone easier and better edge than Diamond stones with out stropping?
Always end up back at the Water stones for the best edge, quick strop between to maintain.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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woodshopnerdery

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#2 posted 01-07-2022 09:50 PM



Good luck, actually found Arkansas oil stone easier and better edge than Diamond stones with out stropping?
Always end up back at the Water stones for the best edge, quick strop between to maintain.

- Andre

I agree, the diamond stones simply are not giving me the same edge as my Waterstones. But bother are they a lot easier and less messy. So I am using them a lot more so I hope that makes the difference. If I had room for a permanent waterstone station, I would definitely do that.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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