|Project by 12strings||posted 11-08-2013 02:31 PM||1750 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Now that I’ve taken the plunge and purchased a honing guide, I decided to make a sharpening station to make the work quicker. It’s just a scrap of press-board, a piece of non-slip stuff, some scraps of wood. There are different set-up blocks on the side for quickly setting the correct depths on the honing guide.
I use a double-sided water-stone for honing and polishing, so I made the non-slip area wide enough to flip my stone over without the 2 sides sharing their slurry. (sandpaper on granite for grinding…not shown).
This was an easy thing to do, but really helps me be more efficient when sharpening.
I also stole a small squirt-gun from my kids to use for re-wetting the stone. :-)
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!