|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 04-18-2012 07:19 PM||1885 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-18-2012 07:19 PM
My bench is set up this week for sharpening and I’m going through all my planes and chisels.
This is the first time I’ve used sand paper on a granite plate and I’m pretty impressed with the results. I set up with the following grits of emery paper 220, 400, 600 and 1,000.
Does that sound about right? The 1,000 grit definately shines them up better than my Arkansas stone.
For my nicked chisels, I’m re-grinding the bevel on my India stone, then going to the Arkansas and then going to the plate for 600 grit and beyond.
When checking the stones against the plate, I can see that they are slightly cupped (~1/16” max. over an 8” stone)
Is there a way to flatten the stones? (I have access to a mill and surface grinder at work…. but don’t want to wreck my stones or the grinding wheel).
Thanks in advance for any tips.
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