A compact and comprehensive system for both the use and storage of water stones up to 300mm in length. Twin clamping arms hold both coarse and fine stones at the same time with the aid of fully adjustable quick acting clamps. When not in use a cover keeps the stones clean, dust free and prevents evaporation. The large base unit has room enough for three or more stones. Manufactured from tough, rigid ABS with all metal parts in non-corrosive stainless steel and anodized aluminum. The base features non-slip pads to hold it firm when in use. The cover consists of a tempered glass plate backed with laminate which can be used in conjunction with 90 grit silicon carbide (supplied) to lap the stones to a flatness of plus or minus 0.0254mm per 2.54cm of stone length. When not in use, the coarse stones can be stored directly in the water and the finer, wooden based ones left attached to the bar and just flipped over to be stored upside down. The whole thing can then be covered and stored ready for the next time the stones are required.
- Complete system for using, maintaining and storing water stones (maximum length of 30cm)
- Two stones can be clamped at a time(sharpening and polishing)
- Storage of stones at the bottom or simply by turning clamping device
- Contains base for lapping (flattening of stones) made from security tempered glass with PVC lamination
- Comes with grinding powder silicon carbide (90 grit)
- Base dimensions: 29 x 21 cm
- Upper part dimensions: 39 x 24 cm
- Height: 10 cm
1. Take all the parts out of the pond
2. Turn the pond upside down and stick on anti-slip strips
3. Insert clamping rods into clamping components (picture No. 1)
4. Insert clamping rods into pond.
5. Put on the stopping clamps and lock them in position with screw
6. Fill the pond half way with water and submerge the stones and let them get saturated
7. Place the dust cover over pond to prevent dirt falling in and also prevent evaporation
Clamping sharpening stones:
1. You have two clamping rods at your disposal, so it is possible to clamp two stones with different grit size at once
2. Clamping rods are inserted in slots according to stone size. For most sizes you will use slots closest to pond edge. Second slot is designed for extra wide stones (Picture No.3). Last slots closest to center of pond are deeper and intended for soaking turned stones inside pond.
3. After inserting the stone on inner rim of pond and clamping rod, move the clamping components all the way to stone. Secure the clamping component with screw to prevent unwanted movement and lock the stone with stopping levers. During clamping of stone it is recommended to hold the anti slip of clamping component in its lower part (Picture No. 4)
Flattening of sharpening stones:
1. Before the flattening itself, first stick PVC lamination on the security glass. We recommend sticking the lamination on under water so you will achieve easy centering of lamination.
2. Once done, put a little amount of carbide (0,5-1 teaspoon) and water (1-2 teaspoons) on lamination.
3. Now you can start flattening by running the stone on lamination with circular motion. There will be slurry created between the stone and plate which will have tendency to run to the sides. Regularly move the slurry back under the stone.
4. After flattening rinse the stone thoroughly to remove any carbide residue.