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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 02-03-2015 08:22 PM 608 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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02-03-2015 08:22 PM

Using paper at the moment but would like the higher grit stones to get a better polish. Looking for the 400/1000 and 4000/8000. If you have some you want to part with let me know.
thanks,

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....


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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 02-05-2015 02:09 PM

If you don’t have luck Troy, this is a good site many of us have used.
http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 02-05-2015 02:22 PM

A Nagura stone is used to create a slurry and is recommended

on the higher grit stones. :)

I use mine on 8000 and it works well. It’s kinda like the green honing
compound on a leather strop.

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ElChe

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 02:51 PM

I started with a Norton assortment 250/1000 and 4000/8000. I only use the 250 for nicks or initial tuning of a chisel flat side and bevel although I am switching to bevel grinding on chisels after a cool demonstration at the Port Townsend woodworking school. They are starting to get thin after years of use.
+1 on the nature for the 8000.

BigRed thanks for the website. Decent prices. Great selection.

Folks riddle me this: what would be the purpose for sharpening to a 30000 grit stone? I feel so inadequate because I sharpen to 4000 grit most of the time and polish with 8000. I need therapy.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 03:46 PM

On the 30,000 grit… not sure, personally. I’m sure it’s got some sort of benefit, maybe a little sharper, but no idea, never done it.

I honestly stop at my 1200 grit diamond stone, and then go to a charged strop. It’s faster and cleaner than when I used a 4000 grit waterstone instead of the strop, for me.

So Troy… I’ve got a used King 4000 grit waterstone if you want it, but that’s the only grit I have. If you want, I can get a picture of it when I get home from work, it’s used but still plenty left in it. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/149289/King-Ice-Bear-Waterstone-4000-Grit.aspx

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Troy Cleckler

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#5 posted 02-05-2015 10:32 PM



On the 30,000 grit… not sure, personally. I m sure it s got some sort of benefit, maybe a little sharper, but no idea, never done it.

I honestly stop at my 1200 grit diamond stone, and then go to a charged strop. It s faster and cleaner than when I used a 4000 grit waterstone instead of the strop, for me.

So Troy… I ve got a used King 4000 grit waterstone if you want it, but that s the only grit I have. If you want, I can get a picture of it when I get home from work, it s used but still plenty left in it. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/149289/King-Ice-Bear-Waterstone-4000-Grit.aspx

- Mosquito


Thanks but Ive picked up some Norton stones fron Highland woodworking yesterday. In Georgia for meetings.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 02-05-2015 11:51 PM

Awesome. I would probably have to stop at Highland if I were in Georgia for meetings… but then I might have to check a bag on the return flight lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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