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Douglas

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654 days ago

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.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com


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#1 posted 654 days ago

The red side is the coarser stone.

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#2 posted 654 days ago

It’s a king water stone.
http://www.amazon.com/King-Combination-Waterstone-1000-6000/dp/B0037MCLLO/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1350171688&sr=8-12&keywords=waterstone

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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