|Forum topic by Holbs||posted 01-22-2013 03:33 AM||12134 views||0 times favorited||35 replies|
01-22-2013 03:33 AM
so i’m about to venture into the world of sharpening chisels, planes, blades, scrapers, planer/jointer blades.
what i gathered from forum posts:
oil stones: could possibly leave oily feel on items afterwards. physically or… psychologically :) can be messy as you are working with oily fluids. transmission fluid, kerosene, WD40, mixed in with mineral oil if in freezing situations. sharpens slower than water stones. using very little lubricant (as in drops) as compared to gallons of water on water stones. does not need flattening as much as water stones.
water stones: need to be flattened after some use. slide around so need a base or holding contraption. stones in a freezing temperature will crack. need to be soaked before use. splash damage onto nearby wood projects cause cursing. popular and economical.
diamond stones: rarely need flattening. lower maintenance. they wear out quickly on ferrous metals. the extra course can be used to flatten water stones. DO NOT use alcohol instead of water. can use kerosene to help cutting action more than water and no rust issues. spendier
ceramic stones out of my price range for sure.
i’ll have to see what happens at EZE LAP later this week if i can get some good delas. oddly, amazon has the EZE LAP cheaper than EZE LAP website.
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