Arkansas stones hopefully forever.


Here’s my new set of stones and a strop. Washita, soft and black. I haven’t named them yet but since I’ll be spending a lot of time with them I’m thinking Larry, Curly and Moe. I have had them for a few days and can’t decide to use water or oil. I know if I use oil it will be olive, but once I choose it will be hard to go back to water.  Either way I’m excited.  No more torn sandpaper. Now I just have to finish the Roubo so I can justify spending time carving some cedar or cypress boxes for them. Like the Scwarz recommended I’m going to try them for at least a year and since everything is getting pretty dull I’ll have to pick water or oil soon.

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