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Forum topic by Brett posted 11-17-2011 05:33 AM 688 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2011 05:33 AM

My “woodshop” is in an unheated garage in north Texas. Temperatures in the shop get down close to freezing in the winter, possible a few degrees below. Even if the temperatures never drop below 32 F, would it still be a bad idea to keep water stones in such an environment?

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 06:17 AM

yes, if you store them wet.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 03:24 PM

will water freeze in your shop? If so, I wouldn’t chance it. I live in the north east. I switched to oil stones for just that reason. I keep my whet grinder in the house in the winter.

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 03:58 PM

Normally it takes a sustained period of well below freezing to freeze water in an enclosed space. My question is, how do you keep the water from boiling away in that Texas heat?

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 06:27 PM

I store mine wet with a couple drops of bleach to prevent mold. I do have a heated shop.
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