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Refurbishing a whetstone
« on: October 22, 2012, 05:22:33 PM »
My dad has an old stone that has been worn smooth.  Do any of you have any suggestions for getting it back into working shape?

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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 05:25:01 PM »
Might just be clogged up, try blasting it with "Brake Clean" then re oil and try it out.
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 05:27:15 PM »
Maybe a quick burst with a sandblaster could work!  I've tried it a few times and all turned out well.
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 06:00:42 PM »
Wire brush and mineral spirits

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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 11:56:14 PM »
Failing that, a trip to  Ebay. You can get some decent stuff cheap.
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 02:49:21 PM »
Flip it over  ;D

Actually I've used stones so much that they become concave, usually for honing High Speed Steel bits for machining plastic, and that is usually fixed by a trip to the surface grinder.  I think the suggestions mentioned above should get your grit back to where it was.
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 12:09:35 AM »
Flip it over  ;D


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Thanks guys! We haven't had a chance to try the suggestions yet, but we will.  Feel free to keep any more suggestions coming.

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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 03:02:54 AM »
I use ceramics now.
If the above doesn't work, buy a medium or coarse and use the old one for the fine?
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 12:27:53 PM »
I use ceramics now.
If the above doesn't work, buy a medium or coarse and use the old one for the fine?

You found me out..... this is usually what I do.    ;D
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Re: Refurbishing a whetstone
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 10:31:48 PM »
Slightly off topic, but I bought a Smith's sharpener. Its a cheapo, but when I saw the guys at my fish market using them it was the kicker. Those boys need to keep the fillet knives sharp and they won'r mess around with crap. Its a steel not a stone, but for around $10?

 

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