Thanks! Yeah those are naturals up top but unfortunately I can't remember what they all are. On the far end are cheap-o's like aoto and closer to the middle and left are Tshusima (sp?) from JKI, some nice ones from Maksim, and a razor stone (koppa) that is great for that work. Sorry that I'm sort of dense when it comes to all the natural stone type names, I just know what works.Nice setup there Dave! I need a station were I can sit down too. Are those naturals on the top row? If so, what kind?
Good eye Keith! The centering vise is a KEY piece of kit - couldn't/wouldn't live without it. The little buffing wheel was just used earlier today. I have a few of these little guys for special jobs that I don;t want to dedicate a buffer too. This particular one is domet flannel (super soft) that I use "as is" (unloaded) to buff handles post-oil finishing. Some handles remain tacky after treatment - this little guy fixes that issue.Noticed the centering vise & buffing pad on your drill press.
I've had this idea in my head for years, well something similar actually, but this particular idea clicked for me when I saw a smaller version in catalog and I went hunting. It works great but damn these display type racks cost 3-4x what a regular one costs!i like that rack... gonna have to look into one of those for myself
i could have sworn that we did this once already, Oh well!
station & stones:
Here it is:You know what Chief, now that I see your pictures I think you're right, we have done this before. I remember your Coote! I couldn't find the thread although my search this site skills aren't great.
Nice sharpening station, can't see it enough I say!
Here it is:
I see no reason not to do it again, I'll post my humble setup sometime this week too nice today to be inside taking and uploading pics
+1. My sharpening kit would probably end up in the dumpster if I don't pack it up each time I use it.You must have a very, very cruisy wife.
The two big stone are an Aizu and a Numata hyotan, the binsu is next in line and smaller. Then Khao men, yaginoshima, nakayama.Cool place to hang out.
Love the natural stones. I assume one of the large ones is your Thai Binsui.
Do you use the Hoyo for thinning or just edge work?