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    I have been thinking again, usually dangerous and always entertaining...

    While at the glass shop to have a piece of plate glass cut for lapping (after which a friend gave me a piece for free, sigh) I also had a couple of 8-1/4 x 2-3/4 x 3/16" pieces cut. These are the dimensions of Shapton hones.

    My idea is to glue these pieces to my Shapton Pros, and make a glass stone-like arrangement. I'm not sure it's needed, but many waterstones will warp a little when wet and Shapton did make the Glass Stone line for a reason.

    Any reasons not to do it? They will still fit in and on their ventilated boxes with the glass attached. Looks pretty cool too. The biggest headache will be getting everything lined up but I have clamps for that.

    Also does anyone have any recommendations for low shrinkage epoxies? I think that if the epoxy shrinks a lot on curing that might defeat the purpose of a stabilizing glass plate. In the second image, the plates aren't glued.

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    Very Interesting!!

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    I suspect the glass is more helpful for the support of the thin and fragile honing layer of the GlassStones.
    Also, I never have noticed any warping in the Pro hones.
    Then again, I cannot think of any good reason why you should not go ahead and try it.
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    I have no idea about an answer to your questions, but I have to say they do look very cool!

    I suppose a downside to it would be that you could only ever use one side of your stones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porl View Post
    I have no idea about an answer to your questions, but I have to say they do look very cool!

    I suppose a downside to it would be that you could only ever use one side of your stones
    Yes but I could also use them all the way down to the glass!

    That two-sided comment is one I've thought about. My SP 8k is a 'modern' one, no graphics and I have both sides lapped. Having both sides usable is kind of nice because if one side checks dished, just use the other. The downside is that when you do lap, you have two sides to lap, not one!

    Cheers, Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I suspect the glass is more helpful for the support of the thin and fragile honing layer of the GlassStones.
    Also, I never have noticed any warping in the Pro hones.
    Then again, I cannot think of any good reason why you should not go ahead and try it.
    This. Unfortunately I can't help with glue/epoxy options, most of the ones I use actually expand and I could see that causing a whole other set of issues.
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    Don't know about glueing them. However, I use a sheet of 1/2" glass that I apply Strop paste to as final hone before going to the Strop.

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    I think that Gorilla Glue now makes a clear glue.
    Might be worth a look/see.

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    3M Super 77 worked great for me when mounting custom edge pro stones to home made bases. I assume it would work fine for larger stones. It is the product they recommend: Sharpening Stone Blank | Edge Pro Inc.

    https://woodworker.com/3m-super-77-s...su-100-676.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkStarNJ View Post
    3M Super 77 worked great for me when mounting custom edge pro stones to home made bases. I assume it would work fine for larger stones. It is the product they recommend: Sharpening Stone Blank | Edge Pro Inc.

    https://woodworker.com/3m-super-77-s...su-100-676.asp
    I have and use the Super 77, but mostly to mount photos/labels and such. It's designed for lightweight materials but a spray product would be nice as long as I could do some minor re-positioning.

    Cheers, Steve

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