|Forum topic by ChuckM||posted 04-10-2012 10:22 PM||1447 views||2 times favorited||3 replies|
04-10-2012 10:22 PM
I have tried the Lee Valley lapping system ( http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=33027&cat=1,43072,43071 ) and also used diamond stones or wet-dry sanding papers to fatten my waterstones and they all worked reasonably well.
But my standard flattening system is now the use of a 3/8” to 1/2” thick glass and drywall sand screens (http://tinyurl.com/7pk3ujz for example). I use 150 grit or 220 grit screens unless I have a deep gouge to flatten.
I prefer this method because:
a) It’s faster and cheaper than wet-dry sandpapers (cleaning up the screens for reuse is easy).
b) It’s less messy than using the silicon carbide.
Try it and you’ll like it.
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