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This topic contains 35 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  Richard 09/07/2019 at 11:47 am.

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  • #50750

    Brewbear
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    Just sent the payment. If it is too late, send them when you can. Thank you.

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    airscapes
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    No problem, will get them in the mail at noon

    #51127

    Brewbear
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    This thread belongs on the front page! So, I had a chance to use the stone stops, and my one word comment is-marvelous!

    They are leaps and bounds better than anything I used before and if any of the readers haven’t bought a set yet, you’re missing out!

     

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    airscapes
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    Thanks Brewbear, glad you found them helpful!

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    airscapes
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    Update:  Added stops made to fit the original WE rods with a 1/4 diameter (these will not fit the new rods).   The stops for current rods work just fine but I figured  someone with the old rods may want a set that fit tighter before you tighten the screw.  Just let me know when ordering.

    Thanks,

    Doug

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    #51302

    Organic
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    I would like to say that these are a great accessory. They work exactly as advertised with no risk of marring the guide rods. The stops beneath the stones prevent you from accidentally scratching the face of your knife and the stops above your stone prevent you from accidentally slipping off of the edge. This is a great safety improvement because the times I have come closest to cutting myself have been when I accidentally took the stone above the edge.

    Excellent work airscapes!

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    #51304

    airscapes
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    Thanks Organic!

    #51306

    Eagle Greg
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    Just received my stone stops yesterday! They are simply amazing!!! Thanks for the quick and easy transaction! Guys, I would highly recommend these to everyone!

    #51307

    airscapes
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    Glad you like them Greg!

    #51684

    Justin
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    Airscapes, PM sent.

    #51708

    Richard
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    Just PM’d you.

    #51866

    Tommie
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    Being a newbie to the WE (my Gen 3 Pro will be delivered today) could one of you gentlemen post up some pics of how these stone stops are used? I assume they are installed below and above the stone to limit movement of the stones. Inquisitive minds need to know.  🙂

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    #51867

    MarcH
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    You are correct Tommie.

    The lower stop keeps the stone from scratching below the shoulder of the knife bevel, and the sides of the knives

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    The upper stop keeps the bottom edge of the stone from sliding up above and off the knife edge.

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    If the stone is allowed to slide up the guide rods above and off the knife edge, on the way back down, in your sharpening stroke, the stone bottom can collide against the knife edge doing damage or possible injuring the user.

    Stone-coming-down-and-coliding-on-knife-edge

    The stops need to be placed and locked on the guide rods to find the balance between upper and lower positions that limits the stones motion all along the length of the knife edge.  Before locking the stops positions check the stone top and bottom in relation to the knife edge in the knife center, at the knife tip and at the knife heel.  Lock the stop at the highest and lowest point on the guide rods that limits the upper and lower stone range for every point along the knife edge.  If you use only the knife’s center point as your stop positioning guide, the stone may be allowed to pass up and off the knife tip when you’re sharpening the tip.  It’s a balance.

    The use of the stone stops allow us to maximize the stone’s wear across as much of the stone as we can efficiently use.  The first couple up down strokes I intentionally try to bump up against the upper stops and then down against the lower stops. This helps me to get a feel for the stone range of motion I can use with that particular knife.  The colored rings on the stone stops are a flexible material Doug, the stop maker, has included to soften and quiet the contact between the stops and the stones.  After the first couple up down strokes bumping the stops my muscle memory from years of sharpening takes over and helps to limit the range of motion with less bumping.

    I rotate my stones, end for end, and from, side to side, every time I use that grit, to try to even out my stone wear also.  My stones I have labeled and numbered on the ends to help me keep on track with the flipping and rotating.  Everything I do is systematic and consistent.  It shows in my results.

    I also utilize my lower stone stop as a stone positioning aid whenever I’m setting my guide rod angles using the angle cube so I always use a consistent stone position relative to the bevel height for making these guide rod angle settings. Employing the Micro-Angle Adjuster mods I use, made by Ed K, they allow me hands-free angle setting and position locking.  Every method I can employ using consistency has proven to help my sharpening outcomes and precision.

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    In the last picture you’ll see I am also employing Doug’s Non-Magnetic Stone Adapter to allow me to use the magnetic angle cube with the glass sided paddle. All these accessories and mods, I employ, help make the precision of the W.E. all that much easier to tap into and take advantage of while sharpening.

    Any method you apply that allows your personal sharpening technique to employ and include repetitive consistent practices will help with your sharpening outcomes and the finished polished appearance of your well sharpened knife edges.

     

     

     

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #51873

    Tommie
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    Excellent post once again Marc. What can I use for stops until I get some of airscapes?

    Ill be ordering some from him ASAP.

    #51874

    Tommie
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    PM sent Airscapes.

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