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Forum topic by Millo posted 09-10-2011 02:54 PM 1476 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Millo

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09-10-2011 02:54 PM

Has anyone tried those natrual Chinese waterstone sold by Woodcraft? http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004920/6180/Natural-Water-Stone-8-x-234-x-114.aspx

How does that grit size of “around” 12,000 compare to a Japanese King-brand 8,000? I believe the particle size in the 8,000 is around 1.3-1.5 micron, according to some info I checked a while on the internet.

Are these kept flat the same way asartificial waterstones? I do assume they wear out slower.

Any opinions would be appreciated.


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pjones46

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 04:20 AM

I buy nothing from China unless I can not find something from USA first, China is last on my list. They are killing our economy and taking our jobs.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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maljr1980

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 05:51 AM

i believe i read somewhere that there is no standard for regulating and/or determining grit sizes over 8000, so take it for what its worth. i usen a single king combination 800/4000 stone. would like to get a king 1200/8000 stone or just upgrade to a ceramic system like shapton or spyderco

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Millo

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 07:44 AM

Well I ended up getting one. Seems to be finer than the [artificial] King 8000. Not sure it’s necessary. Not sure it’s easier to flatten… heck not even sure if I’ve been succesful at flattening it, LOL! ...except of course for the typical pencil grid technique. It does seem harder that then artificials…at least that was my impression.

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