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Forum topic by rookie posted 07-14-2008 12:38 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rookie

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07-14-2008 12:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening stones

Does anyone out there have a set of sharpening stones they have upgraded from and would part with at a reasonable price? Mainly for chisels and hand plane cutters. I thought I would ask here before I went anywhere else, I remember seeing a few posts where members had upgraded to power sharpeners. Diamond, Arkansas, India, whatever. Thanks

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Betsy

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#1 posted 07-16-2008 03:42 AM

You might try looking at e-bay. Most folks even though they have “upgraded” or changed their sharpening system, keep their old stuff so they can back and forth. I use a combination of several sharpening systems so I have a little bit of everything.

Waterstones are pretty reasonable and of course there is always scary sharp with sandpaper which is pretty good.

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rookie

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#2 posted 07-16-2008 05:10 AM

Yeah, I kinda figured the responses would be few, but I thought I’d try anyhow. I’ve been watching ebay and seen a few decent stones go through. I also found a place down around Hot Springs AR that has really reasonable prices for AR whetstones, and will do custom orders. They priced me 3 stones, 3” wide by 1” thick soft, medium and hard in seperate boxes for 110 with shipping. I thought that was a pretty good price. I researched the scary sharp, but by the time you buy everything, and keep replacing the sandpaper sheets, it seemed like stones would be a better value in the long run.

-- No matter where you go, there you are.

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ChicoWoodnut

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#3 posted 07-16-2008 05:19 AM

In my opinion you are correct about the sand paper. I mostly use it to get tools initially flat and ready for stones. Once they are all set I really just use my water stones to put an edge on them.

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Betsy

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#4 posted 07-16-2008 07:10 PM

I’m with Scott on the paper. I use it for prep work and then go to my stones.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Festool4

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#5 posted 07-16-2008 08:29 PM

I’m with Scott and Betsy on the sandpaper. Honestly, you really only need one stone – combo stones work very well. I prefer Norton’s 1000/4000 stone, but Rockler has a combo stone 800/4000 for only $26.99.

-- Festool4

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