My #2 son brought a nice sharpening stone home from an auction a couple weeks ago. Two sides, coarse and fine, and both of them are flat which is a nice bonus. Can’t say much for the steel box it came in, though.
I have another (much smaller) stone that has a wooden base I really like, so I decided to copy it using some scraps of mahogany laying around. Several rip cuts on the table saw and I was in business with material. No fancy joinery, just glue. End pieces cut to size, sides clamped in place and glued up.
Three more strips were jointed then glued up to be the inserted bottom of my little stone box. Set aside to cure…
Base piece was marked…
trimmed to fit…
and glued into place.
I then trimmed off the long sides, first with backsaw then via shoot board.
Applying a slight bevel on the back end prevents spelching.
I then beveled the corners and top edges like the other base I have.
Applied oil/beeswax ‘finish’ and it was done. Stone held snug but is removable to flip over when each side is used.
That’s all. As always, thanks for looking!
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