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Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:11 am

Great thread. Very helpful. Thank you.

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:06 am

daf - 88 posts in 7hrs. Made it to that 100 post mark quick. ;)

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:31 am

I have the 600 grit dmt plate. Can that be used for lapping or is it too fine?

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:44 pm

You can use the 600 to flatten, it will work, but will take a long time. It's a good one for your higher grits to keep scratches to a minimum.

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:41 pm

Jeff - Yeah that has to be some kind of a record here. Sorry about that, I do agree it was too much in one day. It was a combination of gathering some information for purchases and wanting my post count up so that I could take advantage of some of the monthly forum deals. In addition, my wife wasn't feeling well yesterday so I had a lot of free time to fill. After hitting that 100 post count I ordered the Green Brick and the Snow White stones here yesterday. I'm looking to pick up one more higher grit stone for razors soon, then maybe some more knives next. Now that I've completely blown up the boards my posting will level off now and be much more consistent. I am enjoying the forum though and finding a lot of good information here. I'll continue to spend time here and enjoy the forum but I'll do it in a more steady manner going forward.

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Thanks everyone for your input and advice.

The total amount for my sharpening stone upgrade is racking up quickly and will exceed my budge for this month. So, I think I am going to break it down into two orders. In order to do that I need one question answered, but will ask three.

Will the Shapton Glass stones come flat or will they need to be lapped before their first use?

I was going to order the 3 piece stone set
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sh3pcset1k4k.html

Universal Stone Holder Unless the Shapton one is significantly better. What is everyone's thoughts?
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nastho.html

Strop Set
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/haamstkit.html

2 Spare Strops
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/holemapa.html


Then follow that order up in a couple months with these

Atoma 400 Grit for lapping
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/atoma325400pad.html

Shapton Glass 500 extra thick
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shglst500grx.html

and if necessary a Shapton stone holder
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shshstho.html

So, do the Shapton stones need to be lapped before their first use?

Is the universal stone holder a good choice?

And since I'm posting, have I missed anything?

Thanks in advance

Mike

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:15 pm

daf wrote:Jeff - Yeah that has to be some kind of a record here. Sorry about that, I do agree it was too much in one day. It was a combination of gathering some information for purchases and wanting my post count up so that I could take advantage of some of the monthly forum deals. In addition, my wife wasn't feeling well yesterday so I had a lot of free time to fill. After hitting that 100 post count I ordered the Green Brick and the Snow White stones here yesterday. I'm looking to pick up one more higher grit stone for razors soon, then maybe some more knives next. Now that I've completely blown up the boards my posting will level off now and be much more consistent. I am enjoying the forum though and finding a lot of good information here. I'll continue to spend time here and enjoy the forum but I'll do it in a more steady manner going forward.


Sometimes, "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do". Enjoy the Green Brick and the Snow White.

Re: Looking to upgrade my stones.

Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:03 pm

@Mike - back to the thread topic ;-):

Your list looks pretty good. I would honestly think about the Shapton 500/1K/6K set: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shgl50set.html. You'll save some money and I think the 500 grit stone will be much more useful than the 8K after the 4K. You can refine the edge just a bit on the 6K after the 1K to still leave some tooth to the edge and the 6K would strop nicely as well for touch ups.

The Universal stone holder is very nice, don't spend more on something else.

I actually use the Atoma 400 plate for flattening. It's slower than a 140 plate, but it leaves a real nice finish, especially on higher grit stones. As long as you don't let your stones dish much, it won't take long to flatten them w/the 400. You can even use the 400 to cut bevels on duller knives before moving to the 500 Shapton and up your progression.

The Shaptons come very flat OOTB.

Another option to save $ is to get this Universal holder/strop set: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/stsetwiunhob.html. It's got the 140 plate as well. You can use the 140 to flatten for now, then get the Atoma 400 later for the higher grit stones, and to smooth out the 500 and/or 1K after you hit them w/the 140 plate.
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