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    MarcH
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    I want to introduce and review this newest design made by forum member “airscapes”.  It is an Adapter Cap for Non-Magnetic Mediums: Stones, Strops and Glass Lapping Plates.

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    “airscapes” and I collaborated on this new design concept after we decided something like this would be handy and helpful to have and use when  sharpening with our WEPS devices. (“airscapes” is the maker of the popular “stone stops” some of us enjoy using and find so helpful.)  I have been using and beta testing a prototype for a while now.  It does what’s it’s expected to do, and well.   It allows an easy and effective way to use our magnetic digital angle cubes to set the guide rod angles when we use non magnetic mediums like strops, lapping films, ceramic stones and whetstones.  These mediums don’t allow us to attach our magnetic digital angle devices.  To make use of the magnetic cube with non-magnetic sharpening and polishing mediums, that we use, we have to hold the angle cube in place and in flat contact with the paddle while trying to adjust the guide rod angles simultaneously.  It sometimes proves to be a real juggling act.   Certainly a lot of back and forth and double checking to get it precise.

    The adapters simply hangs over the paddle that is slid down on the guide rod, while it is leaning and resting against the knife edge.  These adapters have a steel plate that lays flat against the paddles opposite side’s surface, which is parallel to the side which we’re setting the angle for.  The flexible strap holds the steel plate secure and flat to offset the pull from the weight of the magnetic digital cube attached magnetically to the adapter cap’s incorporated flat steel bar.  Depending on which paddle and medium you are using, and what angle your setting the rods to using the adapter, you may or may not even need to use the strap.  With the relatively thin and compressible leather strops I found the straps aren’t necessary.  It frees up your hands to allow you to easily move the guide rod angle arms and make gross and micro-fine angle adjustments.  These adapter caps fit and works well with any medium of any thickness whether very thin glass or very thick whetstones.  As long as the two sides of the paddle are parallel the adapter is designed to work well to help you easily set your guide rod angles.

    “airscapes’ is the hobby designer, 3D printer and producer of these Adapter Caps, (and the stone stops).  I know he doesn’t have any ready to ship,  yet, but he is gearing up for printing and production soon.  I was anxious to show off this great helpful mod tool.  If you have interest in owning and using this Non-Magnetic Stone Adapter Cap,  contact “airscape” by PM.

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    Non-Magnetic-Stone-Angle-Setting-Adapter

     

     

     

     

     

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #51469

    Organic
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    That’s pretty cool. It is amazing what you can do with a 3D printer and some creativity.

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    Brewbear
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    Very nice! Sign me up for a set!

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    airscapes
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    I am working on getting a few sets fabricated. Ordered some flexible filament to make the straps and amazon has screwed the pooch.. was supposed to be delivered Friday..still has not arrived and no posted delivery date.  For those of you who have my email address and want these non magnetic stone angle cube hangers, email me so I can put you all in a folder in one place.  Otherwise PM me and I will send you my email

    I also have a question for folks:

    These hanger need a 5.5″ piece of 1 inch X 1/8″ flat bar steel stock to function.  I really don’t feel like buying bar stock and cutting up pieces and having to charge more for shipping.. Can I assume most of you guys who would want these can buy and cut you own bar stock or should I investigate shipping cost with the added weight as well as a price for my time and material cost??

    The cut piece of bar stock steel simply presses into the adapter cap. It’s friction held.  You can gentle tap the steel into the gap with a small hammer or a pliers:

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    Thanks

    Doug

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    Brewbear
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    Speaking for myself, I’d rather buy the whole kit. I’m saying this because my time is in short supply. I know it could get cumbersome to deal with but maybe having two groups would be an option?

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    airscapes
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    Thanks Brewbear, and yes I will most likely offer several options.  Single hanger with strap, with/or without bar and a double set which is not really needed since you have to remove the accessory to use the WE.   No advantage in having a pair unless you have 2 angle cubes and 4 arms 😉

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    #51507

    MarcH
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    I like to set up my two adapters on both stones to start.  Then I just swap the cube from side to side.  This lets me quickly double check my angles if I want to without having to remove the one adapter and swap it from side to side.

    For me swapping out the stones as I progress through the grits, double checking guide rod angle settings and making micro-angle adjustments can be time consuming and tedious.  When I’m past the initial coarse grits and profiling and I’m now doing the refining grits I like to get it going,  By then I get into a rhythm.  I like to keep on it and get it done.  Any way I can expedite it is good.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #51530

    Brewbear
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    I sure wished I had a set of these caps today!!!!

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    airscapes
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    I sure wished I had a set of these caps today!!!!

    You and a couple other folks!  Today at lunch I will take my hanger to the post office with an address on the west cost and get shipping cost.  After work I have to go to HD for some parts for a few other small projects I have on Saturdays To-Do list and  will pick up some bar stock and get a few cut.  May have time on Sunday to setup to fabricate the straps.  If it all comes together I will post pricing for a first go round and email those of you who have sent me mail with requests.

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