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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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    MarcH
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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.

    Anything that limits the sliding, that you can imagine.  It can be as simple as rubber bands!  I originally used faucet repair washers I had found at Home Depot on the plumbing aisle.  As long as it inhibits your motion when you feel it you’ll stop.  If it’s not a solid stop it’ll still cause you to stop you’re stroke.

    Originally the upper stop was what I needed.  To stop me from going up and off the knife edge during my fast up and down scrubbing strokes I employ to profile the bevel angles.  I started looking for something to use after I brought the stone down onto and against the apex with force a couple times.  It was enough to ding some knife edges badly,  I had been sharpening really nicely.  It was a real disappointment to have to go back and start again. To remove extra steel to repair the knife.

    When we started using longer guide rods as a regular practice when sharpening  with accessories like the W.E. low angle adapters, LAA or the Tormek small knife adapters, it became necessary to use the lower stops to hold the stone up higher in the resting state.

    Marc
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    #51876

    Tommie
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    Well, I have ordered some longer guide rods so I better get get moving on this. Thanks again for explaining this for me. 👍🏻

    #51879

    tcmeyer
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    I made a set of “down” stops out of a piece of 3/4″ round rod.  Mine was plastic, but you could make it out of wood dowel stock, aluminum or whatever you can find.  I cut two each of 5, 10, 15 and 25 mm, then drilled holes thru them (1/4″ to 5/16″).    The combinations let you stack them in 5 mm increments from 5 to 55 mm.

    #51880

    Tommie
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    Great idea tcyeyer. I found some rubber o-rings yesterday at the hardware store that I think will work until I get my set from Doug. He should be mailing them to me today. I’m going to be out of town this weekend, so I want be able to start having fun with my WE until next week. That will give all the other stuff I have on order time to arrive as well. My wife is going to scold me good when it all starts rolling in.  🙂

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    #51881

    airscapes
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    Thanks Tommie! US postal First Class package is almost as fast as Amazon Prime to most locations, so your wife will will probably start cussin you on Tuesday or Wednesday! 😉

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    #51882

    Richard
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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.

    What I used for several months was to just wrap the rod in that blue 3M painter’s tape.  LOL  It works great in a pinch.

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