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post #1 of 5 Old 10-25-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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flattening water stones

I'm a hobby woodworker and I want to buy a diamond plate for flattening the water stones I use for sharpening. Is a 350 grit stone course enough for the job or should I opt for a 120 grit one? Thanks for your advice.
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I've only flattened one once. I just put a masonry blade on my table saw and slowly machined the stone flat. You can also use wet and dry sandpaper.
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I think the DMT lapping plate is extremely course, closer to 120 grit.


In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
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I wouldn't bother with a stone. Piece of melamine, piece of 120 grit wet/dry, boom. Water stones are pretty soft, diamond would be overkill

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I agree with the papers: Try 120 grit W&D with lots of water to carry away the swarf and keep the cutting surface clean.

What grit waterstone? Waterstone quality varies a lot. Girt hardness, grit quantity, binder hardness, binder/grit proportions.

4-5 years back, I kind of gave up on the Waterstones altogether.
Now I use only W&D sandpapers to 2K grit and don't look for anything else.
Granite stone countertop cutoff for the base for them all.
Many different mandrel diameters for the crooked knives.
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