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Sharpening station waterstones #3: Flattening water stones - silicon carbide flattening stone

12-08-2013 05:45 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Flattening water stonessilicon carbide flattening stone I was asked how I flatten my water stones.This is how.It’s just to buy a flattening stone, the silicon carbides are app half price and does a fine job.I have never tried a diamond flattening plate, so I cant compare. Here the Japanese NANIWA flattening stone.This one for fine grits.Just spray water to clean up and move the stone in circles.Do it often, then it’s not a tough job. Easy to see how it goes on the bright ...

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Sharpening: Looking close with a USB microscope. #3: Water cooled grind stone (tormek), and Touch-Up of the edge

01-16-2012 02:48 PM by mafe | 39 comments »

Looking close at sharpening with USB microscopeWater cooled grind stone (Tormek), and Touch-Up of the edge So here we go again; I have a water cooled grinder and must admit I was happy with this method until I tried the Japanese water stones, the water cooled grind stone system produce a really sharp edge that are sufficient and nothing less for wood working, but compared to the Japanese water stones I feel there are quite a way to go, and so it is time to look closer at the edges. Also...

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Sharpening methods #2: A update on my personal sharpening methods.

06-15-2011 03:15 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

An update on my personal sharpening methods. When I read in the blog I realized it looked like I use only my water grinder and this is not the case, so I decided for a little update showing my sharpening gear. I like to use the Lansky system for my household and tour knifes this because it is portable and because I keep it in my kitchen so I always have scrap knifes.It is easy to use and almost meditative to sit and sharpen a knife with.A product I can highly recommend for knifes, and i...

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