I promise I was only just trying to highlight that gorgeous, original, vintage beige colour! They don't make them like that any more you know. They say the new ones are still a pure, true beige, but if you get your Whetstone Colour Chart out it's really more of a 'tan'.
That stone was a hell of a nice find. Hope I get lucky enough to find something like that one day.Are stones allowed to play CK?
I was bored yesterday so went to an salvage/antique shop, in which I found very grubby, cheap, old oilstone. It was pretty flat, finer than most that you normally see in this kind of place, and it had a nice dai:
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Gave the holder a bit of a cursory sand and oil:
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Wanged the stone in almost boiling water with a dishwasher tablet, and hey presto:
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Once all the grime had come off it turned out to be an old Norton India, and I actually quite like it. Feels about 800 ish grit, and very fast.
[No varnish was involved in the restoration of this whetstone, so hopefully it still has enough character to qualify ]
i had to do a double take to make sure there was no trench art.