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What to use to flatten my shaptons?

Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:03 pm

Hi Mark,

I am looking to get Shapton Glass 1k & 6k for use in my wood shop…I don’t like using my kitchen knife stones with my plane irons and chisels. Anyway, what do you recommend for flattening the Shapton’s?

Thanks,

Carter

Re: What to use to flatten my shaptons?

Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi Carter,

Chisels and plane irons really benefit from dead flat stones more so than kitchen knives. I would recommend the Atoma 140 for you:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/at14dipl.html

The shapton flattening plate is excellent but it's so expensive I have a hard time recommending it:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shdilapl.html

Re: What to use to flatten my shaptons?

Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:45 pm

Thanks Mark....I have a DMT XXC, that is 120....is that too coarse?

Re: What to use to flatten my shaptons?

Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:45 pm

Actually that will work just fine. I use that same plate for all of my flattening jobs.
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