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So they arrived today. I was happy to see that the handles are not the ill fitting wood that they used to use. The handles appear to be a very hard rubber material and fit well. They were so worth the money. Now I need some wet stones. Which should I buy?
04-04-2005, 09:22 PM
I have tuned up the edges of nearly every knife and straight razor I own with my trusty Norton 8X3X1" 4000/8000 combo stone. It is still going strong, and for only $55.00 I think I have gotten my money worth many times over. Shapton Pro series stone are the Cadillac of waterstonedom, and are probably worth the extra money as well. I have used King, Bester, natural waterstones, and one Belgian stone, but the above have worked the best for me so far...
where did you find that combo stone for $50 bucks?
04-06-2005, 07:03 PM
I haven't ordered from them but, I have heard good things about them.....
04-07-2005, 12:31 PM
This place has Norton stones in the same price range. This is where I bought my Shapton's. Customer service is very good. They replaced without question a plastic case for my 8000 stone that wouldn't stay shut.
www.toolsforworkingwood.com (http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=toolshop&Categ ory_Code=THW)
"I have tuned up the edges . . . with my trusty Norton 8X3X1" 4000/8000 combo stone."
that's good enough for me. thanks.
if you needed the course grit to set a new bevel could you use a dremel? I have sort of a grinding stone looking bit, looks like it might work.
I think the main problem with a dremel would be that it's hard to get it even, since the area on which it operates is so small.
Toolsforworkingwood in NYC is very positive on Norton's Lilywhite stones. They have not been on the market for a while. Does anyone have an opinion on these stones?
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