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 Post subject: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:40 pm 

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Today I put together a new stone flattner out of glass laminated on wood. It's 12x12 and I used 200 and 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. I went through all of my stones and made them all new again. I needed to hone a few razors and wanted the stones to be as flat as possible. It worked great. I was able to remove a lot of scratches I had in my 16000 stone from flattening before with too course of dmi plate. All stones perfect and I had the best shave in quite awhile. Set bevel with latte, green brick, Snow White stone, Shapton 8000, Shapton 16000, strop balsa loaded with chromium oxide, finished on English leather.


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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:38 am 
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Nice - good going there.

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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:06 am 

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Location: Arizona
Very nice. I've done the same thing with a piece of granite and some sand paper. Worked great for me as well.


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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:09 pm 

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I have a similiar setup that i used to flatten balsa and base of a wooden strop i threw together.

How long does a piece of wet/dry last in this usage? I should pick up some and flatten the stones too....


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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:24 pm 

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I do any heavy flattening with a diamond plate. I use this to remove the scratches and to finish the flattening process on higher grit range stones. How long does a sheet last? That somewhat like hitting a moving target, depends on how dished the stone is or how deep scratches, grit of the stone, etc... I have gotten by with the same sheet for three different stones and I have also only gotten one stone out of one. Depends on the stone and what grit paper. Economically it is better to use a diamond plate in the long run. I do like being able to move the stone in all different directions by using the whole 12x12 sheet.


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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:07 am 

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Thanks, that does help. Sounds like it'll get me by till i get a plate.


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 Post subject: Re: New stone flattner
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:28 am 

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Location: Bangkok
I use a diamond plate for flattening and I haven't seen it leave any scratches on my stones.


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