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Forum topic by DocSavage45 posted 03-23-2018 01:22 AM 3146 views 1 time favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2018 01:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip chisel plane carving

Hey Lj’s,

Watching Paul Sellars using diamond plate for chisel and plane blade sharpening and not finding any waterstones over 2 inches wide I bit the bullet and purchased 3 3 inch x 8 inch plates. And a CMT diamond hone for gouges I finally took out of storage. ( almost bought the same set twice????)

Have one nice plate holder that came with the 3 plates.

Paul appears to have his mounted on a board or block which allows him to move from one stone to the other in a smooth flow sharpening process.

I’m thinking of copying it? Just not sure what is needed to prepare the stones to start sharpening chisels and gouges.

Usually when I post you come up with great suggestions to prevent Murphy from showing me how. LOL!

As always comments , suggestions and positive humor are welcome

Thanks

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher


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#1 posted 03-23-2018 01:44 AM

I know nothing about it Doc, just wanted to say hi.

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 02:40 AM

HA,Ha,Ha Thanks Monte! Howdy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 03:48 AM

Sharpen away.

Shapton makes 2-3/4 stones. I know it’s a bit late.

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 03:57 AM

LOL! Yep! Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 04:27 AM

No prep necessary, as far ass I know. I use 3in1 Oil. I’ve used them dry, and seen others do so, too. The diamonds don’t care. Don’t use water, though. The steel doesn’t like that. You can’t beat Paul Sellars for advice. Ask him. Why three?

-- Mark

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 04:39 AM

Course medium and fine. Paul uses windshield washer fluid. But I do have rust issues in summer. Thanks Mark!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 04:42 AM

You’re going to love the diamond stones congrats!

After using the diamond plates I hit the chisels with the water stones.

I use what ever stones are needed at the time

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 04:44 AM

DMT recommends water. It may rust a bit. Wasn’t a big deal.

I use wd40 pump spray preferably. Got tired of drying every time I used them.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 05:03 AM

Have no idea I am with Monte, just saying HI. BUT probably not a good idea to wash them in the dishwasher…...

LOL

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 06:19 AM

I would agree. Thanks for dropping in to share the knowledge. :<))

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-23-2018 06:21 AM

I did Google preparation of the diamond Whetstones. Found a blog post by Paul which covered everything I wanted to know. Paul also use to be on LJ’s.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 03-23-2018 06:18 PM



Hey Lj s,

Watching Paul Sellars using diamond plate for ….. ( almost bought the same set twice????)

- DocSavage45

I’m afraid that I’ve lost track of things and bought the same tool twice, whoops!

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#13 posted 03-23-2018 06:44 PM

Charlie,

Thanks for chiming in. I’m not the only one? LOL!

Trying to finish patching my shop roof from the inside before the next dump of wet snow.

And try like hell to get a piece done for the spring MNWG show.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 03-24-2018 04:28 AM


I m afraid that I ve lost track of things and bought the same tool twice, whoops!

- CharlieK

Nah, think of it as a secondary set….

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 03-24-2018 04:38 AM

I have 6 utility knives as I am always misplacing them.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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