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Forum topic by brimstone posted 01-10-2010 04:11 AM 997 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brimstone

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01-10-2010 04:11 AM

I received some woodcarving tools and accessories from a man that had to stop carving because of the health of his hands. He gave me a very fine, large stone that is deeply grooved on top. It is permanently mounted into a heavy base.
Is there any way I may smooth out the top? I was taught to sharpen my knives on a flat surface. I use diamond hones of various grades.
My friend never seemed to have trouble sharpening on his old stone.
Thank you in advance.
I’m learning a lot, from all you guys!
Brimstone.

-- Keep your fingers where the knife blade aint.


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Jeison

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 04:14 AM

You want something like this

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 04:09 PM

Well, that flattening stone will surely solve my problem…...thank you very much,

-- Keep your fingers where the knife blade aint.

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 05:49 PM

If it’s a waterstone, you can also flatten it with some rough wet/dry sandpaper on a sheet of glass.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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