Shapton Sharpening Pond
The Shapton Sharpening Pond is a heavy duty, glass and rubber "pond" designed to hold traditional water stones in a bath of water as they need to be soaked prior to use. We prefer the Shapton HR Glass stones over traditional water stones and they do not require soaking in water prior to use; however, we do find the Shapton Sharpening Pond still very useful for containing all of the water used during sharpening to keep your sharpening area clean. Particularly during chisel flattening.
Outside measurements are approximately 15-1/2 inches (390mm) x 12-1/2 inches (320mm), with a height of 2 1/8 inches (52mm). Inside measurements are 13-1/2 inches (343mm) x 11 inches (280mm) with a height of 7/8 inches (22 mm).
Constructed of two layers of tempered glass housed in a heavy-duty rubber outer casing, it weighs in at a whopping 7 pounds. This weight and the textured surface of the glass which grips the bottom of the stone holder ensures your stones do not move anywhere, regardless how vigorously you sharpen your tools.