Posts Tagged ‘Diamond sharpening plates’

Diamonds Are Forever – Or At Least Here to Stay

There is always the challenge of changing someone’s made up mind once the mind is indeed made up or someone has already perhaps invested time and money into something or, even more, taken offence. It’s natural to defend a stance we already agree with, after all. We all do it to some greater or less…

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Questions answered on Sharpening – Diamonds are forever

Another question on diamond plates and plate holders. Hi Paul, 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…

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Questions on diamond sharpening methods, stones and plates

To read more about sharpening tools on our Common Woodworking site, click here Question: Hi Paul, I bought your book recently, having never done woodworking before, and have very quickly gotten very confused about the act of sharpening. First of all, I figured that diamond stones would surely be pricier than oil or wet stones,…

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Questions Answered – Diamond sharpening plates

Q Hi Paul I had a question on sharping for you. I want to buy diamond stones and know you recommend them over Japanese water stones but which ones do I buy? There are several out there to choose from, DMT, EZE Lap? And what about grits too? JL A Firstly, I find little if…

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Questions answered – “Pre” conditioning diamond plates

Hi Paul, I’ve been working my way through your book and have been enjoying it immensely. In regards to your diamond stones, is there any “pre” conditioning that needs to be done before using them? I’ve read other reviews that stated they “rubbed” down the rough diamonds before using them on their tools. I figured you’d be a reliable source, since I’m…

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A question – setting up diamond sharpening plates?

Q: Paul,  I bought three DMT sharpening stone last weekend at the show in New Jersey, and they arrived in the mail this week. Now I want to fasten them to a board as you have done. Did you create wells for each stone and then fasten them with glue? I would appreciate your advice…

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