Identification on (sharpening?) stone found in creek

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Forum topic by Quanter50 posted 02-08-2013 01:21 AM 773 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2013 01:21 AM

Ok, I found this rod in the creek a few days ago. I first thought it was a hollow brass rod capped off at both ends. It was covered with a thin algea coating. I cleaned it up in the sink first, dried it off and took it into the shop and wire wheeled it. I just lightly cleaned it with the wire wheel. The worn down end (1” in from the end) is how I found it. My question is, what would a fine grit stone like this be used for? It measures 6” long x 1” in diameter. Thanks for any help. Scott

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 10:01 AM

Gouge chisel

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 11:07 AM

My first thought was it may have been a chef’s sharpening stick? The reduced end could be where it fit into the wood handle.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 01:48 PM

Since you found it in the creek I would say it’s a water stone…

I had a stone like that once. I couldn’t figure out what the heck it was so I pitched it in the creek!

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 02:54 PM

Yeah-ya yeah-ya dat makes good sense.

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