identifying this combo waterstone

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Forum topic by Douglas posted 10-13-2012 09:41 PM 1044 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2012 09:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sharpening waterstone

I was given a combination waterstone, and I’d like to start using it. But I have no info on this stone, and also can’t tell which side is which grit. I think it is this 1000/6000 from Rockler, but how to tell which side is the 1000 and which is the 6000? I can’t tell from feeling it. I feel stupid not being able to tell, but… I can’t.

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 09:45 PM

The red side is the coarser stone.

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 11:42 PM

It’s a king water stone.

As far as what side. Try to run a scrap piece of metal on it and see which one leaves a smoother surface.

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