|Project by BarbS||posted 03-21-2007 06:46 AM||1752 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I’ve long had a preference for oil stone sharpening in the shop, perhaps because it was the way I learned. I see advantages in it for not having to worry about stones stored in water, freezing concerns, and longer wear than waterstones. This simple box was something I designed to keep them all together and make sharpening at the bench as convenient as possible. The stones are loosely ‘French fitted’ in a liner tray, turnable and removable. I included a steel plate for diamond paste and a leather strop above, plus an open well to store things in. The box is just 2” high, rests under my benchtop on a shelf within easy reach, and is portable. The box was fully assembled, then cut apart so the lid becomes pressure fit over the 3/4” thick interior liner, which is added in last. Are there any other oil stone users here, or am I alone in this old-fashioned method of sharpening?