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Anyone have any experience of these?
Japanese Combination Waterstones

Which one would you remommend?

I have some very cheap diamond stones (the ones with holes in) but as they only go up to #350 I think I need something a bit finer.

I don't own any particularly great chiesels or planes, so can't justify a full set of DMTs :(

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Yup - these were my intro to waterstones: the 250/1000 is a bit coarse for my woodworking purposes - I'd get the 1000/6000.

Upsides: cheap, but perfectly usable intro to waterstone use.

Downsides: if the same as mine, slightly narrower than would be ideal - no big deal, but be aware of it.
 

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I'll second Shady on that. I had the 250/1000 stone first, then later I got the Icebear kit (800 and 6000). I use all as still I find the 250 quicker for removing the occasional nick.

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I have the 1000/6000 and use them in true David Charlesworth style (got his DVD see)

I was very pleased with it, but I do realise it wears much quicker than my DMT - there's always a down side huh!
 

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I'd go for the Ice bar 800/6000, very good stones that give you a really keen edge.
 
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DMT + 1000/6000. is what I tend to use. Works great and gives a very good edge nice and quickl

Incidentally, I have used the same 1000/6000. for years and it is still going strong
 

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Are those the ones that start at £117 on axminster?

bit out of my league.

If these are the ones, how do you tell what grit values they are?
it just says course fine extra fine ...


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Dunno, but the Ice Bear kit is £33 and change - not bad value IMHO.
 

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Thanks for all the advice, In the end, I went for the Ice Bear set.

Hopefully it'll arrive tomorrow, along with a few other bits to mee the minimum order value :)

Also, got an Axminster FC4 Frame Clamp: I've made a picture frame, it's just needed a good clamp before glue up.

Thanks again
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Miles away - totally impractical...
Been following this thread because I'm also going to buy some stones. Considered the Ice Bear kit before I realised that I could buy both king combination stones and a stone holder for marginally less £.

Perhaps I'm missing something here; however, that'd give me 1 x side 250 grit, 2 x sides 1000 grit, 1 x 6000 grit. Seems like a good combination to me?
 

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I wouldn't bother-I have heard (and seen) bad things about these flattening stones. They are rarely flat and end up making your waterstones worse.
A piece of 120 grit sandpaper on a piece of flat MDF (or a piece of float glass if you can get your hands on a piece) will be perfect for flattening your stones.
Hope this helps
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I've now got the Ice Bear kit, it certainly looks very impressive.
I've only used it once to resharpen one of my stanley chisels, but it did end up with a nice mirror finish. Just wish I knew a good way to measure how sharp it actually is. Anyway, it's much better than before.

You'll also need something to keep the 800 stone submerged in water, axminster do a Veritas Stone Pond for keeping stones in, but it's not cheap. I'm using a plastic tub I found in the kitchen ATM.

also, see this thread for more advice on these stones.

HTH

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Alf":o6c1zgw1 said:
Philly":o6c1zgw1 said:
A piece of 120 grit sandpaper
Or Drywall screen, apparently.

Cheers, Alf
I have bought some (from B+Q) but not yet tried it. Will give it a go soon (now that I don't have to do sanding anymore :wink: )
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No, you just have to go to a glaziers and buy a small piece (12 x 6 would be good)
Me-I'm a lazy git :roll:
Cheers
Philly :lol:
 

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