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Re: earwax stone pic
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Re: earwax stone pic ()

David Weaver
I usually see good fineness and good cutting power from stones like that - they have a harder feeling on the surface and a sense of more control than the lilywhite, too.

But that could just be perception.

That stone was glassed on the surface by the seller (lapped to a point that it was reflective with something - I have no idea what, but that's popular for some stone collectors to flatten and completely polish stone surfaces).

I worked a back with it a minute ago while eating lunch, and it's pretty fine. It'll be interesting to see what happens with it after it sees wrought iron on a japanese tool (that usually pulls a few particles loose and really wakes up a stone).

I'll post the scope pictures tomorrow.

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