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Loren

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 07:41 PM

Those stones are probably silicon carbide. That’s
the same stuff gray grinding wheels are made of.
It’s very tough and hard-wearing. They can
allegedly be flattened with silicon carbide powder
lubricated on a piece of plate glass. I doubt
however it is worth the investment. The stones
are typically not very expensive.

You can get coarse Japan water stones made
of silicon carbide in a soft clay binder. I’ve
never used one but I presume they cut pretty
fast.


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