It's hard to beat the fast-cutting action of a waterstone for sharpening
chisels and other tools. The price you pay, however, is periodic maintenance.
Sanding screens are a great way to flatten a waterstone. But what can you do when
you're in a hurry and don't want to deal with the mess of using a screen and water?
Here's a quick, easy way to flatten a waterstone in a pinch. Find a cement block
(or even a step) that's relatively flat. Then sprinkle water on the rough face
of the block and scrub the stone back and forth a few times. You'll get a passable
cutting edge in no time.
Have a nice weekend,
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