Arkansas stones hopefully forever.

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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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About senrabc

Hi, this is not really about anything. Just me testing the intertubes with my own random meanderings and thoughts. Ostensibly, big word, I’m using this site as my personal log of sorts. I’m a random guy with 4 kids and a beautiful wife living in sunny Florida. Pardon the gratuitous posts with pictures of cute kids. I have an iPhone and can’t help myself. My day job is working in the area of informatics at the University of Florida where I like the shell. Oh, yeah and incase you can’t tell I like woodworking with handtools. Goes along with my command line philosophy 😉 Thanks for reading. Christopher P. Barnes
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