|Review by CharlesA||posted 02-08-2014 10:52 PM||3555 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I got into more serious sharpening a year ago, but didn’t really know that much. When recently sharpening my chisels, I realized that I had messed up last time, and I needed to re grind 5 of my chisels back to the original 25 degree bevel. My 250 coarse stone was not particularly flat when I finished. I knew I needed to flatten my stones since I use a Veritas Mk II and not the Paul Sellers method. I checked around and it seemed like the two prevailing options aware this norton stone and a diamond plate. This was a lot cheaper, so I went with this.
The good: makes short work of flattening a stone. I followed the instructions and drew a crosshatch pattern on each face and then flattened until that was gone. My stones are all dead flat now. You can see in the two pics the stones part way through flattening.
The bad: none so far
Then why did I give it four stars? Because the instructions say that the flattening stone can go out of flat, and that if it does, use either sandpaper on glass or a diamond plate to flatten it. If the glass and sandpaper (which I use to flatten planes) works, then this will be a 5 star. If I need a diamond plate, them I could have started with that and not needed this stone.
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson