Paul Sellers Sharpening System idea

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    jakegevorgian
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    Hello,

    I’ve implemented Paul Sellers sharpening system for my use, and I noticed that the diamond stones I have (Am-Tech) were not thick enough (total of 3/16″ thick) to be lifted off from the surface board on which they are inlayed. This would limit the access of small tool sharpening, such as a carving knife, or a utility knife.

    My simple solution was to bevel the edge of the board–making tools more accessible to the sharpening stones.

    Here’s a picture. I hope it’s helpful.

    Thanks,
    Jake

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    trooper82
    Participant

    Nice!

    #134708
    stevewales
    Participant

    Hi Jake,
    That’s a great job you made of ‘letting-in’ the stones. Is that a piece of Walnut with it’s sapwood and heart? — the contrast is striking.

    BTW – If anyone reads this, jake is an accomplished Craftsman himself — You should definitely check out his Youtube channel where he demonstrates his mastery of WoodTurning techniques
    (Jake, I hope you don’t mind me ‘Outing you’, but your skill at the lathe is something I certainly would aspire to)

    regards,
    Steve H.

    #134709
    Craig
    Participant

    steve,
    WOW, great machine tool woodworking.
    I really enjoyed the turning.
    Thanks for the “outing”
    Craig
    PS Watch him plane the workbench top–inspiring.
    PPS: The turning videos are absolutely Magical!!!

    SW Pennsylvania

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    #134711
    jakegevorgian
    Participant

    Thanks Steve for your comment, I am really happy!

    The board I used for the sharpening stones (plates really) is a soft maple–we use that a lot in the shop for the “dove-tail” drawers in our architectural casework (note that we use a machine to cut the dovetail and it’s not the same level of craftsmanship as the hand cut dovetails, but it’s just for production and budgetary reasons that we are forced to use.)

    Some things I’ve noticed about the boards we purchase from the lumber stores in California is that most of it is not so favorable for hand planing. For instance, this little board had awkward grain directions (with the grain and against the grain) within it’s short span. But of course, scraper does its job after all 🙂

    Cheers,
    Jake

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