I have it aready. I found a brass flang that fits. Its from a bathroom fixture I had left. I have to cut it down a little but its all good.jackknifeh wrote:Great thinking. I wanted to try my double stuff something like you did but it is only 5" long. I thought about contacting EP to see if I could buy another brass tube. I think I would have to cut it to fit holding a 5" stone using it with the one that is already on there. That would move the front stone holder closer to the other one. I never persued it though. I have the UF rod that you used and may try your idea. If Ben would sell me a brass rod I could cut it and replace the existing one with a shorter one doing what your nut is doing. Do you know where you are going to get your brass tubing?
I remember now. I have the double stuff but thought about getting the grits seperate and gluing them to the blanks for the EP to hold. With your idea the blanks could be cut to the length to hold a 5" stone without empty blank area. That makes it easy for the stone to drop off the knife edge. You can imagine what that could do to an edge. Of course that would happen on your last stroke after spending an hour or two on a re-profiled, razor sharp, mirror polished edge..357 mag wrote:I have it aready. I found a brass flang that fits. Its from a bathroom fixture I had left. I have to cut it down a little but its all good.
I'm going to call Ben today and buy both of the blank plastic holders because I will cut into them to seat the rod better in place. Right now the rod just sits on the plastice pieces and will come loose if you put to much pressure on it. Work in progress!!
That's what is great about this system. I've been thinking to. Another thing to do is remove the brass spacer completely, and fit the 701 stones in there.jackknifeh wrote:PS: I already sent Ben an email asking about the tubes. He's going to think we are redesigning the sharpener. I know it's not the first time though.
I didn't know that. I would assume you would have to use oil or water with them. I like spyderco's stones which I why I'm trying to go this route. If spyderco made a UF pocket stone, i would have just got them but they don't. Going this route, i will be able to sharpen recurve blades easier too.Donut wrote:Hey Mag, you know that Congress tools sells triangle shaped stones that are an approximate fit for the sharpmaker, right? Also, those stones are 6" long.
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