I thought I would start this new thread on a continuation of the discussion on the Worksharp 3000 and diamond discs.
Thanks to Bill
, and his Post # 41, p.5, Router Forums - Router and Woodworking Discussion Community
And all the research Bill did to find a way to do the diamonds discs, that used to try this method.
1, cut some 6"X6" pieces of 1/2" MDF.
2. Drill hole in center and cut rounds on band saw, a brad point worked better for the hole than the forstner bit.
3.I used the same jig to sand the edges on the oscillating sander.
4. Layed a MDF disc on top of the rubber PVA backed magnetic disc and marked the hole location, then drilled them wit a 1/2" brad point bit.
5.Peeled the backing sheet off the magnetic disc and cut a short 1/2" dowel to guide it onto the MDF disc. When both sides were attached, clamp it in the vise to press the disc contact adhesive to the MDF good and tight.
\6. Remove from vise and insert the short dowel into the hole to guide the Diamond coated steel disc into place.
Do this to all the discs both sides and you are good to go.
I made up a 180/260, 360/600, 1200/3000, Also have a 60, 80, 120, discs which I may make up later, I will have to order more Macnetic PCA discs tho.
First thing I found was that the retaining bolt and Knob on the WS 3000 was too short for the new thicker discs. So I had to make a new longer one with a jig knob I had from Peachtree.
The sharpening went very good, it is 50% faster than the sanding discs gave excellent results. less pressure is required on the disc, instead of 10 plunges and retractions, it was 5.
I did put the 3600 WS disc in to get a little more polish at the end.
Then I hand drew the chisel accross a smooth leather strop w/o any stropping solution and the improved the polish.
These are sharp tools ,folks. Thanks to Bill Scheider and all his excellent research. a real winner.
Here are some pictures