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#1 posted 07-13-2013 03:37 AM

You don’t need anything special to flatten waterstones –
a drywall or floor sanding screen laid over any flat surface
does it quick. Used floor sanding screens work great.

I started out using Brian Burns’s sharpening system years
and years ago… then abandoned it and started honing
freehand with water stones for more than a decade,
eventually misplacing the stone box essential to the
Burns method.

Recently though I’ve reconsidered after watching a video
Brian put out and I’m building the rig to use the updated
Burns system.

I have a bunch of water stones but the soaking and
glazing can be a hassle, so I bought an EZE-lap super
fine recently (about 1200 water stone equivalent)
as I have owned an EZE-lap coarse for many years
and staying with same-thickness lapping plates makes
sense. The finishing stone is a Norton 8000 water stone.

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