Sharpening stone question; is this a good idea

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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 07-29-2016 09:50 PM 375 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2016 09:50 PM

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Hey everybody,
So I had an idea recently after finding an old Arkansas stone at the ReStore. Can I intentionally clog up a new novaculite stone to make a extra extra fine sharpening stone? Would this work and is it a feasible idea?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 12:10 AM

Maybe, but I wouldn’t rely on it.

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 01:05 PM

Agree with Fridge, but let us know. The stone grade is dependent on the specific gravity of the stone, i.e. the compactness of the crystals, with finer grades being more compact, so it might work.

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 01:36 PM

What color is the stone?

Let’s see. “Don’t use worn out sandpaper thinking you’ll get a finer surface with it.” What I see is if you clog your Novaculite stone, it would work the same way that a clogged grinding wheel would work, without the danger of it coming apart.

Any idea of who mined, graded, cut and polished the stone? .............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 01:59 AM

Not very well, I’ve tried it. Its kinda like clogged sand paper its not as rough but its not really a finer grit. basically its not consistent. And consistently is the key to sharping anything.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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