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Re: water stone



> Does an Arkansas stone use oil or water?
>
Oil
>
> =======================================================================
> Karl F. Best
> kfbest@mediaone.net          "A Luddite with a Laptop..."
> Chelmsford, MA
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com
> > [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU]On Behalf Of Chris Palmer
> > Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 2:32 PM
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> > Subject: Re: water stone
> >
> >
> > > Sorry to be dim, but could someone explain what
> > > a water stone is? At first I thought it was a
> > > whetstone, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
> >
> > A waterstone is a whetstone, that is a stone used to sharpen knives,
but
> > one that uses water instead of oil for the lubricant.
> >
> > Waterstones have several advantages over oil stones:
> >
> > 1. They cut much faster. But because the waterstones are softer, they
wear
> > quicker than oilstones and occasionally have to be flattened.
> >
> > 2. You have water, not oil, on your fingers, so there is less chance of
> > accidentally marking your work.
> >
> > Waterstones have pretty much taken over from oilstones in
woodworking....
> >
> > Chris
> >
> >
> >
>
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