Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
no....no rubbing...

David Weaver
find the hardest tool you have and work the back on the washita for a while.

What I've found is that the very fine washitas will always be kind of fine. The coarser softer type when settled in will get very fine working, but it takes a little while.

If you have PM V11, the chromium in it (i'm guessing that's what's doing it) grades the stone to slower pretty quickly. This makes for an interesting effect as V11 takes a surprisingly good edge off of it, but it works more like a finishing stone with it and less like a medium stone.

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