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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Dalekid, you ask a clear question and you get a whole bunch of answers you didn't want.
    Welcome to the forum.
    I have read every reply and several more than once. I will continue to go over it. This stuff is great. For a novice, though, even some of the terms are foreign to me. I watched Sellers video on sharpening with the thin diamond plates and have considered getting 3 of them. Also considering getting the set Stromborg ordered or one similar. I do think I want a honing guide. I do not plan on becoming a professional woodworker; however, I do plan to build a plywood lapstrake boat which will require planing as in scarfs, spars and beveling the laps and stem. I will be curious to know how well my power plane will work. I watched the video referenced above re setting up a Ryobi. Mine is not quite the same. BTW: my planes are setting on a cardboard box covered with a drop cloth. I promise to take care of my planes from this time forth and even forever more.
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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Just as an aside, I have built 3 S&G boats including a dinghy with a modified bird's mouth mast. I built the mast with just a table saw, belt sander and hand sanding. It's not perfectly round but its pretty good.
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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Make sure to flatten and polish the BACKS of your blades.

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    Just as an aside, I have built 3 S&G boats including a dinghy with a modified bird's mouth mast. I built the mast with just a table saw, belt sander and hand sanding. It's not perfectly round but its pretty good.
    build108.jpgbuild105.jpgbuild155.jpgbuild154.jpg

    Very nice!

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    I would add that if you use the scary sharp method, a respirator is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I would add that if you use the scary sharp method, a respirator is a good idea.
    What are you doing that makes a respirator a useful part of your sharpening kit.......

    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    I have never seen that original article. It is funny! Maybe he should have worked on a smaller chisel and trimmed his noes hairs. Thanks for sharing that link.

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    you need a chisle to trim noes hairs...

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    I use a slow speed grinder with coarse wheels, a 1200 grit Japanese water stone, and an 8000 grit Japanese stone. I donít use Japanese laminated steel, so grindingís not a problem.

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    What are you doing that makes a respirator a useful part of your sharpening kit.......
    When sharpening with sandpaper on a belt 1” belt sander, I don’t think it is great for your lungs to inhale the sanding medium or the steel. Probably not a good idea if using sandpaper dry on flat surface either. A recall from somewhere that it was actually a pretty bad idea. I prefer wet stones or mineral oil on arkansas as they are not as dusty.

    The 1200/8000 Japanese wet stone is a good combo once you have gotten the edge where you want it.

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    The scary sharp method makes no mention of belt Sanders.

    Anything above 400 grit you're better using wet n dry,. Used wet
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Default Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    Look around. Some scary sharp advocates use a 1” belt sander. And should wear a mask. I agree wet is better.

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