I have a combination stone given by a family member whom forgot where she got it from. It could be a Chinese stone from Chinatown. I have a few questions about it. Here are some pictures:
Is this what glazing is?
Shows a lot more with the smoother side, but I can see it on the rough side in real life, as well, under certain lighting. I tried to flatten out a gouge on the stone with a concrete brick that I got from a coworker, seemed to take out a bit of the gouge but become a bit more glossy. Should I flatten it some more with drywall screen? I may plan on getting a stone fixer/flattener or a diamond plate in the future, but am currently unsure on which or what brand. I may just stick with drywall screen for now, until I can justify getting a quality diamond plate.
Also, can anyone identify the type of stone or possibly brand of the combination stone?
Comparing with a Bester 1k, the rough side may be 500#, and the smoother side may be #1000. Seems to form burr on Forschner alright, Artifex AEB-L feels very hard, almost like grinding on granite.
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