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Blog entry by mafe posted 10-22-2011 09:10 PM 5627 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Workshop sharpening station - near at hand Part 2 of Sharpening station waterstones series Part 3: Flattening water stones - silicon carbide flattening stone »

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,

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



15 comments so far

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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 12:08 AM

Great idea, Mad.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lanwater

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 02:01 AM

You just gave me an idea…

Not a sharpening station but an enclosure for my irrigation controller.
A ready made enclosure is about $36. A box similar to yours is around $5.
I have looked at all the containers I have but none fit. Never thought about my component box.

Thanks Mads!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 07:03 PM

HI MAD.
SYSTAINER MAY BE USE.
I LOVE FESTOOL TOO<;O)))

ALEX.

-- Rev 22:21

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mafe

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 11:47 PM

Alex I think that would be a exelent idea. There are so many Systainer fans out there.
Smiles Ian, sometimes we look a different place than we expect when we find our ideas.
CJ, yabadabadoo.
Thank you guys,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 03:07 PM

everything you need right there. very gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 11:17 PM

nice idea Mads …. thank´s :-)
I have never seen box´s with that hight .... 10 cm or ?..... where ?
can you hear I´m an isolated neanderthaler on a small island ….......... LOL
wuold have loved to lieve on Sjælland so cuold have tortured by twisting you arm around
every week on the clock for the lastet invention from the cave …..... but since its not possiple
you better take care and not overload the head trying to think tooo much unless your pibe is filled
with great tobac and fresh expresso in the mug …. the wyskey is to selebrate with not to think with :-)

cheers to you old mate
Dennis

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 12:15 PM

Hi, compliments for good job. I would make something like this but I thought to use Teflon instead of wood, might work?

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mafe

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#8 posted 10-25-2011 09:14 PM

mumu, can you buy teflon in blocks so you can mill out? sounds cool.
‘My chisel bases are teflon’ yes I like the sound of that.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 10-25-2011 09:16 PM

Dennis,
It is from Bauhaus and it was really cheap even it is a really good quality of plastic, so I was quite amazed.
I thought you were living in temptation island…

Roger, yes just where it’s needed.

Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 02:16 AM

thats only for the womens in the summertime when the tourists arive
in the winthertime there is five men to every single women here ….......
and not as chick as the french …. LOL

Dennis

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mafe

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 12:31 PM

If I get the chance to visit you one day, it will probably be in the summer time then – lol.
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#12 posted 09-13-2013 10:12 AM

Or just do it….
http://youtu.be/4yalyIf8vIQ

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 09-13-2013 10:19 AM

http://youtu.be/OQZ3G63iyE8
Adjusting a Japanese blade

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 11:01 PM

Hooray Dennis is back. Mads you have too many stones my friend. LOL.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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mafe

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#15 posted 12-09-2013 12:46 AM

LOL Andy, look at when he posted that… Its a old one.
These stones are too expensive!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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