Hard Arkansas Stone 8" x 3" x 1/2", Black
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These are the finest of the natural stones, known the world over for their unique crystalline structure. True novaculite, these stones remove less metal than manmade stones and polish while...
- Stones remove less metal than manmade stones and polish while sharpening.
- Used for a honed, highly polished edge.
- Stone colors may vary.
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Wicked Sharp Cheisels, Planes, Oh My!
This is my go to stone for sharpening. I achieve great results quickly and consistently. As for others with concerns of flatness... Well I'm ok with 1/1000 @ 6". Heck I don't have anything to measure that gap anyways. Best part is you're buying a USA product from a small business owner. It's difficult to find tools and accessories made in the USA and I want to encourage others to support producers of quality products.
I use this for sharpening edge tools in my work shop. The stone was not flat right out of the box. There was a crown right down the middle that was several 1/1000's high. My plane irons and straight edge rocked back and forth on it when I checked it. I flattened it out so that the stone is useable for a wide plane iron but it took over an hour. For the price I think it should have been flatter than it was.
Cut with a chain saw?
The stone is of decent quality but the stone must have been cut with a chain saw. To flatten this thing will require at least a 1/4 inch of stock removal. Save your money and buy a good diamond stone instead.