Another question on diamond plates and plate holders.
Please excuse me for asking but having just reviewed your blogs on ‘cheap tools’ to purchase I didn’t see any reference being made to the diamond sharpening plates I’ve seen you use in your U Tube videos. Could you point me in the right direction for purchasing a set and how you might go about fixing them down onto a semi permanent sharpening station so they can be utilised for sharpening plane blades and chisels etc. -thank you for your time.
Here is a link to my own design of plate holder and how to make one.I have used this type for decades now and it works great. I use mine in the vise but at the schools I also screw them permanently to the sharpening benches. For my own use I stow them on a shelf by my workbench and pull them to task as needed.https://paulsellers.com/2013/03/making-the-paul-sellers-sharpening-plate-holder/ you can read more in other parts of my blog by typing in your interest in the search button when you enter the blog. Hope that this helps. I have used every diamond plate there is and EZE_Lap plates are the best and the longest lasting of all plates I have used. They are also the best price too. Shop around, search online until you find the Coarse, Medium and Superfine as a package. That’s often the most competitive. These are US made and are quality plates. You won’t regret buying these. They last me about ten years which for even a normal full-time woodworker will be a lifetime as we sharpen more tools than anyone else in the industry because of the schools.
Hope that this helps.
Best for now,