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  • #5489
    JONATHAN WARREN
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    Well, I feel quite ready to start one of the new projects now.  Having spent much time following the videos, I spent this evening after enduring the very busy Trafford Centre successfully applying the knowledge learned by inlaying the three diamond stones in a piece of pine by making what are essentially three large “housing dadoes”, each about a quarter inch deep.  Not only did this give me the opportunity to practise the knife-wall, but also to use the router plane in earnest.  Picture attached.

    Thanks, Paul – and Joseph, for the excellent visual learning aids!

    Have a merry xmas, everybody

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5493
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Nice one, Jonathon. I made one out of plywood (probably not a great choice), but it sure is nice to use. No more chasing a plate across the bench.

    #5498
    jespiir
    Participant

    Nicely done buddy! Looks real neat to me. I’m gonna have to make one of my own some day.

    Merry Xmas
    Jesper.

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #5499
    juryaan
    Participant

    Nice board Jonathan.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5500
    JONATHAN WARREN
    Participant

    thanks, gents! 🙂

     

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5501
    jonkilleen
    Participant

    Snap Jonathan, although your’s looks a lot neater than mine.

    Did you put any finish on the pine to prevent excess lapping fluid soaking into the wood?

    Jon

    Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire

    #5513
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    I think that plywood is fine too. For the USA school we use plywood and they hold up fine. Even with finish on though, they get pretty stained because it is a dirty business, sharpening. I don’t really mind that though.
    Someone asked me recently why I don’t use auto glass cleaner when sharpening chisels but do to sharpen plane irons. Fact is, in the middle of filming, it’s not quite so convenient to use fluid or I don’t want my other tools or my work with overspray. Generally we have a sharpening station away from the workbench and projects. Sharpening one chisel isn’t a problem, but I like the fluid when I have several pieces to sharpen and you really don’t have to use fluid every time or indeed anytime you sharpen. It does prevent clogging though and that’s why we generally use some kind of fluid. It floats off the swarf and keeps the surface free to cut.

    #5536

    Paul, do you use water when you don’t spray the glass cleaner or just dry? And may I use this opportunity to ask you about my diamonds setup? I already had an Atoma 400 diamond plate. I completed this with a 240 and 1200 Eze-lap so the Atoma is my middle stone. Does this make sense? It feels like going from coarse to coarse and then fine.

    #5540
    JONATHAN WARREN
    Participant

    haha, thanks, Jon – knowing that it is going to get a little mucky, I just rubbed a little Danish Oil onto the surfaces by way of finish.   And of course  did not erase that pencil line!  🙂  Now busy making a small box…  I used the stones today, and was very happy with the setup.

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5549
    jonkilleen
    Participant

    I’ll wait for it to gently dry out before putting some finish on mine too!!

    Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire

    #5553
    JONATHAN WARREN
    Participant

    I waited overnight (I’d oiled it generously) and then used it the next morning. I am now looking at belts in charity shops for a strop.  I have a tormek water grinding stone which has a stropping wheel, which I have been using so far but which won’t really work as effectively with the curved bevel on the face of the blades sharpened “Paul-style” so that’s my next small job to do.

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5636
    Ron Harper
    Participant

    Here is mine. It sits on a small bench  4 ft fron my planing bench anfd 15 ft from my joinery bench

    #5639
    JONATHAN WARREN
    Participant

    yes, very handy – and that light is so important.

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5640
    jonkilleen
    Participant

    I’ve just redone my strop using an old chamois leather that used to be used for cleaning the car.  I followed Gary Palmer’s advice and fastened it tightly to a piece of wood (2x4x10″).  I used double sided tape which i fastened to the wood, then stretched the chamois tightly over it before clamping it overnight with a caul holding it flat.  This seems to have worked really well.  The chamois is both tight and flat. Just hope it stays that way.

    Yorkshireman currently living in Hampshire

    #5641
    Gary Hodgin
    Participant

    Nice job on a handy project.  I sort of regret going the water stone route (Norton’s and King’s) because of the messiness.  I like the way ws’s cut but don’t like the water.  Some of the later models don’t require soaking but they’re very expensive and you usually have to spritz.  I’m pretty sure I’d hone more often if I had a set up like your’s with oil or diamond stones.

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