Water stones travel pond
fitted in a plastic box.
But MaFe did you not already make one pond?
Yes I did, but actually I made this one first, just did not like it when it was done, simply could not look at this red box while sharpening beautiful vintage tools or even worse Japanese plane irons full of Zen…
You can read more about the other pond here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/26095 .
So this is why I made two, and this one will be used for storage of sharpening tools, and if I ever need to bring my stones with me it can come into use – most likely never.
I did choose to blog it due to the fact that others might be able to use the idea.
My Japanese wave came back with some new tools, but most interesting was that it brought me the Japanese sharpening stones I had wanted for a long time.
So first step was to gather the stuff I needed for the setup.
Stones, different boxes and some board.
I got these red boxes, thought the color was a little Japanese…
It had three compartments I needed only to so!
A piece of waterproof board to make a little table top.
Hardwood for edges to hold the water in the box.
Glue them in.
Step one completed.
Including storage for the stones.
And it fits inside when turned.
To make a portable solution for flattening the stones I cut up a piece of glass to fit the size of the stones.
Water sand paper grid 220 is cut into size.
Next step is to make bases for the stones.
You can see all the details in the other blog.
First a cut to make them stay.
My first idea was this, but I decided it was to complex, I wanted something more Japanese, more simple and beautiful.
This is what it ended up looking like.
The flattening stones will be stored in my sharpening station.
So this is what we end up with, ready for the road.
And a little Japanese inspired hammer to bang the wedges without damage the stones.
Hmmmmm – nice!
Hope this blog and this blog series can inspire others to look into the wonders of the Japanese tools and way of thinking,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.