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No slippage so far. The fact that I used 6" board and made a tight fit to my sink of the blocks on the underside keeps it in place across the sink really well. I mostly use a wet handi-wipe on the board under the stone and it's been really solid for me so far.
Like I said, I make garden beds and I use the 6" cedar for them so a big part of it was that I happened to have it on hand as scrap. 2x4 or 2x6 would work too.
Hello there, I'm new to all this forum posting so excuse me for any fumblings. I've been looking at all the options for holding my stones in place but seeing as I live in Turkey and can't get hold of anything decent here, I decided to have a go at it myself.
I've designed my own sink bridge based on the Henckels and Kramer version but it's a bit more robust with four bolt attachments to support the sliding base and a hinged separate block on top which can be angled and adjusted to suit everyone. There is also a double bolt sliding grip block to hold different sized stones securely in place. I'm currently in the process of making mine out of triple laminated bamboo and I'll upload some photos of the finished product when I'm done. Here are the designs that I whipped up on Sketchup the other day. Let me know your thoughts and any criticisms are most welcome.
Melampus wrote:...thank g-d for a rag... cause that's all I'll ever need.
Same here - mostly... for me (and probably allot of people) a moist rag with the end folded over for a slight tilt on the stone is simple, handy and is all that is needed for single stone touch-ups. I do use a stone holder but only when I have an extended sharpening session with multiple knives and stones.
Hey Thomas, Looks like quite the project. A little too complicated for me to build. One recommendation I do have for you would be to use a sliding grip block/stop with very minimal height. Once your stone wears to a certain height, it may become unusable unless stacked on top of something else. Personally, I would just do away with the grip block completely and use tool liner or a wet rag to keep the stone stable.
I have a couple of them. Here's a closeup of one doing some heavy work keeping the stone in place. It drives me nuts listening to stones moving around during videos.
It's wide so no claustrophobia ( << Melampus' pet peeve with narrow holders ). It will hold stoneholders, hugh stones over 20 lbs in size, long stones. stones with bases, various devices like an EP, etc.
And you can run water over it as much as you want and not worry about water going anywhere but the sink.
Here it is holding a custom stoneholder I made for holding LOOONG stones or this 11 inch diamond plate.
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