Naniwa Sink Bridge for Sharpening Stones

sharpening stones
by Megan
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The chrome steel sink bridge from Naniwa will not be a brand new
product – nevertheless it’s a welcome new addition to my store at dwelling. I
don’t (but) have a devoted sharpening space arrange, so till I
get round to that, I’m resorting to the laundry sink. The
drawback is, that sink is kind of deep with no flat space round it
(or place to place one) on which to set my stones for a session
of sharpening.

This sturdy bridge solves the issue. It adjusts to suit any
straight-edged sink from 153⁄four″ to 22″ and retains a strong grip
on my plastic sink’s edges as I sharpen (the one drawback is
the thin-walled sink – it flexes just a little if I get
overzealous). The bridge cinches in place stones from eight″to
97⁄eight″ lengthy (with a 37⁄eight″-wide help floor) with a set
cease on one finish and an adjustable cease on the opposite. However it’s
unfastened sufficient that I can simply elevate the stones out for

The bridge is available in three items however is intuitive to place
collectively out of the field (good factor, as a result of the instructions are
in Japanese solely).

The bridge is simple to take away from its working place and set
apart (or put again within the field) ought to I have to, say, clear a
paintbrush within the sink – however usually I simply depart it in

The great factor is, I now not have to preserve a sprig bottle
useful; I can simply activate the water in a skinny stream to moist the

And in case you’re curious, at dwelling I exploit Shapton’s #1,000,
#four,000 and #eight,000 “Skilled Collection” ceramic waterstones,
which I flatten after each use with a DMT “Further Further Coarse”
Dia-Flat lapping plate.

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From the August 2016 difficulty


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