father christmas came early

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  • #122303
    Eddy Flynn
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    i’ve just taken delivery of my first eze-lap sharpening stone its the fine one ,its a present off my daughter but i dont want to wrap it i want to get out and use it haha, i guess another couple of days wont matter ,i just need the big fella in red to bring the other two now fingers crossed .

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #122312
    Mark Armstrong
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    Lucky you Eddy 🙂
    Just of late gone back to using my Norton India oil stone. Takes less space up and I get sharp enough. I suppose what I have been use to over the years.
    I have 5 8″x3″ ezelap plates extra course to super fine work very well.
    I also have 2 trend diamond plates one is extra course120g the other is double sided 600g and 1000g . The 1000g trend seems a bit finer than the super fine 1200g ezelap probably the 1000g had more use.
    I also have water stones 250,800,1000,4000,6000,and 8000 bit messy but get very sharp.
    Also scary sharp 3M films and glass plate 100 micron to 0.03 micron = about 33,000g need to use a honing guide. Very sharp results just bit slow.
    Then my Tormek T7 love it for re grinding primary bevels.
    No reason form me to have any dull tools lol

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #122319
    Matt McGrane
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    Great, Eddie. I’m sure you’re going to love it (or them, hopefully). I have the three Dia-sharp diamond plates from DMT and I love them. Though I don’t have much else to compare to – the only other thing I ever used was sandpaper on plate glass.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #122326
    Gary
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    Hello Eddy,
    I realize ’tis the Season, but here in Wyoming it’s -1 out right now. Great weather for indoor woodworking! As to your EZE Lap plate, I guarantee you will love it. Before discovering Paul’s classes a year ago, I started my craft by sharpening with an old oil stone. I listened to some of the “gurus” and thought I was really upgrading by switching to a set of semi-expensive water stones; sharpened great but I thought I had to obsess about keeping them perfectly flat. I spent more time flattening stones than I did sharpening! Then, after Paul’s classes, I saved my dollars and finally bought the 3×8″ medium, fine, and super fine EZE Lap plates, got a bottle of glass cleaner & never looked back. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can sharpen up! Best of luck. I always enjoy your posts.
    Gary Blair
    Lander, Wyoming USA

    #122329
    Eddy Flynn
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    Mark you could start sharpening for a living with that lot ,i should of saved some money and just sent everything to you lol

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #122330
    Eddy Flynn
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    thanks Matt i do have a fixed angle sharpener from Trend but i think i got better results off an old oil stone with a honing guide that i inherited from my Dad .

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #122331
    Eddy Flynn
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    Thanks Gary ,i’ll need to be able to sharpen quicker as in the new year i’m starting a community workshop in my local town, and hopefully get more people to sharpen their own tools rather than send them out to be done,thankfully the cold hasn’t hit us that hard yet ,we get a lot of protection from the welsh hills so thats one thing i think Paul can keep in north Wales he doesn’t have to share the bad weather with us in Liverpool, its still too cold to be out in the shed though, roll on the spring i say .

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #122351
    Mark Armstrong
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    Personally I like the old eclipse type honing guide easiest to use.
    The honing guide Paul has shown is basically a copy of the eclipse guide and pretty inexpensive.
    You can use Eclipse guide on a slightly cambered edge by putting more pressure on either side of the blade.
    The only time I really use guide is when doing scary sharpening and maybe on water stones.
    I prefer free hand sharpening.

    Eddy keep us posted how you get on with community workshop 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #122354
    Eddy Flynn
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    i will do Mark it’s going to to be run like a men in sheds group with a couple of tweeks

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #122436
    BrianJ
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    I trust you will be pleased with them Eddy. I also got the small router plane a wee bit ahead of schedule. Its good to be old enough to know that you ‘could’ have been patient enough…. But didnt have to be. Lol

    Ontario, Canada

    #122672
    wpollock
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    Braggard! LOL
    That’s great mate. Enjoy!

    Cheers from New York City!
    ~~ Spurs forever; forever Spurs ~~

    #122675
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    Merry Christmas Eddy you will enjoy your EZ Lap’s, I bought a set a few months back and pretty much is all I use now. I have some Sigma Power Water Stones which are nice and of course a set of Notyon Oil Stones I started out with.

    But I am leaning towards the Diamond Plates now, hopefully yhey will last a long time.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #122682
    John Meaney
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    Merry Christmas Eddy, If I get the saw I wanted I probably wont get passed the Christmas tree without testing it.

    Anything I make will be better next time.

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