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Extremely Average #85: It is harder than it looks

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 03-28-2010 04:50 AM 776 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 84: A night for practice... Part 85 of Extremely Average series Part 86: Half Blind Light bulb Mortise »

Hello All,

Today I woke up with the plan that I would flatten my whetstone on a precision cinder block. My guess was that it would take around 15 minutes. It did NOT take 15 minutes. Compared to the lenght of time that the universe has existed, it wasn’t so bad, but when one measures the time against one single saturday, it was brutal.

Having a flat stone is a great thing though. After my chisel was sharpened I did some more dovetail practicing and took one really good picture. I am extra happy with the photo today.

http://bit.ly/a7rLRc

Talk to you all tomorrow,

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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#1 posted 03-28-2010 06:04 AM

does that work well, the Cinder block?

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 07:02 AM

Yes it does, but it takes a long time.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 03:19 AM

is it an oilstone?

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 03:19 AM

No, it is the kind one soaks in water.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 10:54 PM

I don’t mean to be a know it all but if it took 15 min. you should do it more frequently. Your sharpening will be more consistant. I do mine after 100 or so strokes

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#6 posted 04-02-2010 02:36 AM

Skeeter,

You are absolutely right, I do need to do it more frequently. I think I will try to stay on top of it better from here on out.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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