Waterstone Glazing
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I have a Norton 1000/8000 grit Waterstone. When I use the fine side I get black marks after just a few strokes. Very soon the stone is covered. They come off fairly easily but I'm wondering what is causing them.

When I'm polishing the bevel on a chisel, part of it will polish and then it seems to stop progressing. Is it the stone or is it me?
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#12
  Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (I have a Norton 1000...)
Has the stone been flattened?

the black marks could easily be metal being removed. That woukd make sense.

Got pics?
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#13
  Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (I have a Norton 1000...)
neanderthal57 said:


I have a Norton 1000/8000 grit Waterstone. When I use the fine side I get black marks after just a few strokes. Very soon the stone is covered. They come off fairly easily but I'm wondering what is causing them.

When I'm polishing the bevel on a chisel, part of it will polish and then it seems to stop progressing. Is it the stone or is it me?




The black is metal being removed.

Consider flushing with more water (one of the downsides to waterstones is needing to manage all the water). Also consider getting a nagura stone to keep the surface dressed and a nice fine slurry present on the stone.


I switched from water stones several years ago to diamond stones (& strop) and now to oil stones & strop as my daily sharpening media. Other than a bit of a mess and some maintenance issues I was very pleased with the edges I got from waterstones. Just didn't like having to give up the space to the water management side.
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#14
  Re: Re: Waterstone Glazing by Rob Young ([blockquote]neandert...)
The marks look and feel almost like crayon. I don't get anything like that on the 1000 grit side, just the eventual slurry that is easily rinsed away. I'm just wondering if it's metal, why only on the 8000 grit side.
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#15
  Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (I have a Norton 1000...)
The same thing happens with mine, always. Only the 8000 stone. I just add a splash more water and keep on going. Two or three strokes with a diamond plate after each use keeps it flat enough and exposes a new, clean surface. The 8000 is a fantastic stone.
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#16
  Re: Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (The marks look and f...)
+1 on the nagura stone. It really helps keep the 8000 clean.
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#17
  Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (I have a Norton 1000...)
You might also try adding a drop of dishwashing detergent to your water that you use to soak and spritz the stone. It'll help keep the swarf in suspension, rather than adhering to the stone.
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#18
  Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (I have a Norton 1000...)
The black means the stone is doing it's job of abrading the metal.


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#19
  Re: Re: Waterstone Glazing by Ricky (The black means the ...)
Well, my chisels are ending up sharp! Thanks for all,your help.
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#20
  Re: Re: Waterstone Glazing by neanderthal57 (Well, my chisels are...)
I get those black marks on my waterstones too. I never gave it much thought but sort of guessed it might have been residue from a buildup of Johnson's paste wax on my tools and blades.



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