Middle Earth Hone/Whetstone Box

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Project by skone posted 02-03-2012 03:47 AM 2614 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, as you guys know, I’ve been needing a new whetstone to sharpen my sword, Orcrist, the Goblin-Cleaver.

Okay, that’s not true at all. I’m learning to turn on the lathe.

Learning to properly sharpen gouges and whatnot can be difficult when you don’t have much in the way of sharpening equipment. The lathe (bought used) came with a nice convex/concave cone shaped India stone in a neat little homemade box. I finally went ahead and ordered a 1×1x6 flat India stone (Norton) and a little 4” translucent Arkansas (Dan’s). The Arkansas stone came in a slick leather pouch (check Sierra Trading Post’s site if you’re interested – great price). The new India stone needed a home so today I made this little box out of scrap—red birch and a little bit of maple with a BLO and beeswax finish. Fun, simple, satisfying little project.

Details: About 7” long total. 1x birch with 1/2” rabbet cut in top as well as bottom. Stone is sandwiched with the maple simply holding in the ends. Thanks for looking.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 07:44 AM

A classic design well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 08:44 AM

Very cool, every tool needs a home like that.

-- Vince

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