Flattening water stones
silicon 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 colour stones.
This one looks better.
And takes also few strokes to be flat.
Here on top of the pond.
On the dark colour stones, it can be fine to draw on the top with a marker, to see how it goes.
Back to working.
A flat stone for a straight edge.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.