Waterstones arrived! + Chisel Question
My Norton waterstones just arrived! A few thoughts on them..
I’m not trying to invalidate all of you who use other methods so let’s not take the thread in that direction, OK? I’m just presenting a few thoughts.
I really can’t express how much faster they cut than my oilstones did – and with alot less pressure. The 220 stone is a brute. Enough said. Flattening the stones takes a lot less time than I was anticipating, but I have to do it more often than I thouht I would. I seem to lose the “burr” on the 4000 stone. Is this normal? I was expecting to lose it on the 8000. Rather messy, but I’m glad my wife doesn’t mind me sharpening in the kitchen. Does anyone strop with leather after the 8000?
On chisels… I want to get a set of Japanese laminated steel chisels, this is certain. I would like ones with multiple hollows in the back.
White steel of blue?
What sizes should I purchase?
Any recommendations off japanwoodworker.com or toolsforworkingwood.com? I was considering http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=MS-JCDN02.XX&Category_Code=TBBCND
I am new to woodworking and I plan to do all of my woodworking by hand and I would like to build a shaker bed or a kayak this summer. I presently own #5, #7 bench planes, #778 rabbet, 60 1/2 block, saws, Brace/bits, measuring tools