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This topic contains 22 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Richard 09/10/2019 at 1:21 pm.

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  • #51906

    Richard
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    I’ll try that after all the football/baseball today.

    #51907

    airscapes
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    HI Richard!  Sorry you ran into this adjustment issue.  Did I send the instruction sheet with the adapters, if not my apologies?  This is addressed in the instructions.  I will post them here just so folks can read them prior to purchase.   I highlighted the area that address the over tightening of the belt. At 24 degrees using the small cube you should not even need the belt if you are careful.

    Angle cube adapter instructions:

    This adapter will allow you to use your magnetic digital angle devices with any non-magnetic mediums, (like strops, glass plates and whetstones), just the same as you use it with all your magnetic sharpening stones.

    The adapter is placed over the upper edge of the stone paddle you want to use, with the steel bar lying flat against the opposite side.  The adapter includes a multi-position elastic tensioning belt to hold the steel bar flat against the stone’s face.  The belt can be simply removed and swapped around to orient it for easy use, on whichever side your setting your guide rod angles.  Depending on the guide rod set angles, the thickness of the non-magnetic medium, and the weight of your angle cube, you can adjust the belt’s tension, accordingly.  It’s best to use the belt in the loosest tension position that will allow the belt to just lightly hold the steel bar flat, with the angle cube in place, when the stone is on the guide rod.  If the belt’s tension is set too tight, it may lift the steel bar off the stone’s side, affecting the angle readings.  You may find as you gain experience using the adapter, that you don’t need to use the tensioning belt with all your non-magnetic mediums.   

    The adapter can be place on the stone and the tensioning belt secured before or after sliding the stone on the guide rod.  Once the adapter is in place and the stone is positioned on your guide rod(s), affix, position and use your magnetic angle device as usual.  Be aware, the weight of your magnetic cube and its wider position on the adapter may rotate the stone over to the side, around the guide rod, quickly.  Please exercise caution while working close to the sharp knife edge with the Non-Magnetic Stone Adapter!   

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    #51913

    Richard
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    That worked Marc, I removed the strap and it’s all flush now.  Thanks!

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    #51922

    Richard
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    Not to beat a dead horse but Marc, in your third picture (the one where the stone is left-leaning and your angle cube is mounted) there is a gap between the glass (?) and the metal bar.   So assuming that the bar is perfectly straight, am I correct in thinking that your glass has a concave wear area?  The bar is actually touching the glass at both the top and the bottom.

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    airscapes
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    Not to beat a dead horse but Marc, in your third picture (the one where the stone is left-leaning and your angle cube is mounted) there is a gap between the glass (?) and the metal bar. So assuming that the bar is perfectly straight, am I correct in thinking that your glass has a concave wear area? The bar is actually touching the glass at both the top and the bottom.

    Hi Richard, the only gap I see appears to be under the cube between the bottom of the cube and the steel.  There is no gap between the paddle and the steel in that picture

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    #51926

    Tommie
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    Got my stone stops and adapter today. Great products and quick shipping. I’m almost ready for my first sharpening experience with the WE. Need to round up some old test knives and improve my lighting in my little corner and I’ll be ready. 4D9781EC-4FD0-4C45-9196-8AAE786629B6

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    #51929

    MarcH
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    Richard,  “airscapes” is correct.  If you flip back to the first post that began this thread, or look at this included photo, you’ll see the shape of my red angle cube. It has a hollow or concaved center and only contacts the surface at the ends nearer to the corners.

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    Marc
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    #51933

    Richard
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    Ok, I was looking at this thinking it was an air gap.

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