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    hi folks,

    since i've straight razors, i'm worse to hone my knifes. so i was thinking to buy a support which won't slide while honing, and will be adapted for most of the hones.

    i looked on chinese sellers' listings but did not find any. do you guys have any link or a tip where to find any hone support/base with a price not too much expensive ?

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    You could cut a piece from a roll of non slip cupboard/self lining to put under the hone so it would not move around.

    https://www.amazon.com/Non-Skid-Draw.../dp/B00IXYIWC8

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    thanks but it works also with thin hones too ? like DMT's?

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    Do a google for whetstone holders. Go to images. eBay and Amazon plus many shaving supply companies.also prices vary drastically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oustoura View Post
    thanks but it works also with thin hones too ? like DMT's?
    I have a DMT 325 that is 8x10 inches with little feet on the bottom. I place some non slip material on the bottom of my stainless steel sink to keep it from sliding around while I lap my hones under running water.

    OTH whetstone holders are purpose built for the job but cost more.

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    I'll second BobH. It's what I use works great. I picked mine up at the 99cent store. Works great for protecting your stones as well. Just cut it to size and wrap it up.


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    "holder" was the keyword i looking for. thanks Geezer!
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    Here are some options for you Oustoura:

    In the first image are 'Marie' stone holders. Takeshi at AFrames Tokyo sells them and Max at JNS in Europe sells them. They are expensive for stone holders, but the metal is stainless steel which is nice. Unlike other stone holders, they are spring loaded and I put the stone in them by pinching the middle 'bars' together from the bottom of the holder. They have two disadvantages, one, they're spring loaded and natural stones that are not square on the ends cannot easily be mounted in the holder, and two, very thin stones like the Shapton Glass will have the surface very close to the holder so maybe not enough finger clearance. For either case, I just flip the holder over and place the stone on the bottom.

    The second image shows a jeweler's rubber block. These are cheap enough at around $15 US, but get the one that's 1"/25mm thick for finger clearance over the bench. The orange film is a piece of shelf liner that's soft and will keep some natural stones with uneven backs from rocking.

    The last two images ar 'bench cookies', and are sold in woodworking stores, and are also cheap, around $12-15 for a package of 4. They have soft rubber surfaces and so can adapt to uneven natural stones and the spacing is adjustable.

    One of these options should get you stable stones, good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oustoura View Post
    thanks but it works also with thin hones too ? like DMT's?
    Cut a piece of the drawer liner and glue it to both sides of a stone scrap or a relatively heavy piece of wood.
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    Here is what I use. I have 2, one for a diamond plate for lapping and one for holding a hone when honing;

    Steelex D1091 Waterstone Holder
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