In my 2nd shop, just getting filled out with stuff, I have some oil
stones for plane blades, chisels. They have gotten pretty worn and
some gouges. Is there a way to remove the dips and gouges more
agressively than with sand paper? Like a brick, or cement block???
Then I can follow up with 120 grit for a final flatening. I was
looking at the patio steps....., but with single digit temps, I decided
to see if someone had been here before.
Thanks for any help.
I think, you can use abrasive drywall screen, if you can secure it flat. I used
Norton A/O after, and it worked but these were old Carborundum and Craftsman
stones made of silicon carbide. You might be luckier if they are Arkansas or
I learned about it in this ng too...
Alex - "newbie_neander" woodworker
You might need to wait for spring for this one to work.
Build a simple 4 sided box that is open on the top and bottom.
Make it large enough to hold the stones with room to spare.
Attach a rope to the box and tie to the back of a tricycle.
Install stones. Get grandkid, neighbor kid, or other small
operator for the tricycle. Have them drive round and round on the
driveway. If you can find a large warehouse, the weather becomes
less important. You can wet the drive way for more efficient
grinding. Inspect stones about every 10 minutes, it is surprising
how fast this process goes.
You and friends can use lawn chairs to supervise this quality time
with grandkids. Beer is optional. Maybe don't tell grandma
exactly what you are doing.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
I seem to recall a similar tip in an old FWW magazine. The author
used a special knot that typesetters use, instead of building a box.
And they used the concrete floor in the basement.
But I like Dan's verison better. :-)
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You could try using the sandpaper used ona drum floor sander. If you have a
hardware store near by or a rental place that has a floor sander they will
sell special sheets of truely obscene grit heavy-weight paper. The middle
grit is probably something like 60-grit paper. I think one "sheet" is a
buck and change.
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