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White Cretan - Novaculite *PIC*

David Weaver
White Cretan stone. A finish stone that's still mined and sold that's a coarser version of the old turkish oilstone. I believe these are actually mined in crete, and if not, somewhere close.

They are inexpensive in europe. A bit coarse on the finish compared to some oilstones, but fast and practical and buffer on the back side of the bevel does a good job of keeping the edge neat and straight.

Strangely, the buffed bevel side makes this stone leave a super bright surface (or rather, it's occurring to me that when the bevel is buffed and it burnishes the wood a little bit, the stone on the opposite side only needs to be "so so" as a finisher). On the bevel side, this stone is fast and it will make a wire edge. On the back side, it can build some slurry, and I like to let it do so, as it moderates the cutting action some.

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Sharpening Stone Ominbus - here we go
Kitayama waterstone *PIC*
Re: Kitayama waterstone *PIC*
Fine washita *PIC*
Pic of the stone *PIC*
Shapton Cream *PIC*
Pic of the stone *PIC*
Fine White Okudo Suita *PIC*
Picture of the stone *PIC*
Practical question
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Re: Practical question
sorry, addressed differently
request
Brief comments...
Re: Practical question + another regarding scale..
Scale overlay
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Re: Practical question + another regarding scale..
Supremely Fine Japanese Natural Razor Stone *PIC*
very few will care about mines or stamps...
Picture of the stone *PIC*
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Re: Thank you, David
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question for David
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Thanks David *NM*
The purpose of the omnibus...
Not unicorn related, more clear
What else the creator of the weaver bevel post? *NM*
Hand American 0.5 micron Green Chrome Ox *PIC*
pic of the oxide *PIC*
Unknown Japanese White Alundum *PIC*
question
I do both
Looking at this picture..
the stone.. *PIC*
Coticules - Fine and Coarse *PIC*
garnet
not sure
pic of the stones *PIC*
Dan's black Hard Ark *PIC*
pic of the stone *PIC*
Very expensive (to me) japanese natural *PIC*
Re: Very expensive (to me) japanese natural
pic of the stone *PIC*
Another White Alundum Japanese Stone *PIC*
Re: Another White Alundum Japanese Stone *PIC*
LV Green / Formax Microfine *PIC*
attractive old wives tales
Relevance? Question?
Re: Relevance? Question?
Clear summary thanks
picture of the compound *PIC*
Dursol (Autosol) Metal Polish *PIC*
(this one is good enough for everyone)
Re: (this one is good enough for everyone)
Re: (this one is good enough for everyone)
Re: (this one is good enough for everyone)
Re: (this one is good enough for everyone)
pic of the dursol *PIC*
Tying up loose polishes - Autosol *PIC*
Re: Tying up loose polishes - Autosol
Turkish Oilstone *PIC*
pic of the stone *PIC*
Llyn Idwall *PIC*
Re: Llyn Idwall
Re: Llyn Idwall
Charnley Forest
releasing particles
Jackson Lea 5 micron "yellowcake" on softwood *PIC*
picture of the wax bar *PIC*
Is poplar soft enough
Re: Is poplar soft enough
Sigma Power 13k *PIC*
Pic of the stone *PIC*
Re: Pic of the stone *PIC*
Re: Pic of the stone
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The rules of accommodation
Re: The rules of accommodation
Re: The rules of accommodation
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Re: Sigma Power 13k
Extra Fine India Stone *PIC*
Picture of the stone *PIC*
Slurried Trans Ark.. *PIC*
Picture of the stone *PIC*
Am I understanding......
Re: Am I understanding......
Re: Am I understanding......
Now I am more confused
Re: Now I am more confused
That explanation makes sense *NM*
Re: Now I am more confused
Re: I will make an exception…
Not defending wiley...
Separately - a very good point made
This is sort of a loaded situation...
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Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Soft India?
Re: Soft India?
soft vs. hard
dan's and washita.
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Clarifying hollow grind
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
Re: This is sort of a loaded situation...
The other real issue with japanese finishers..
Japanese "Barber Oilstone" *PIC*
Pictures of the stone *PIC*
Smiths Hard Arkansas *PIC*
Re: Smiths Hard Arkansas
Re: Smiths Hard Arkansas
pictures of the stone *PIC*
Black Hone Slate *PIC*
pic of the stone *PIC*
The real Llyn Idwall *PIC*
Picture of the stone *PIC*
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two llyn idwalls
Re: two llyn idwalls
Linde A - Paraffin Buffing Bar *PIC*
Picture of the "stone" *PIC*
Also with iron oxide bar
one other side benefit
Fine buffing compound
practically...
Try bee wax
Gray China (Guangxhi?) natural waterstone *PIC*
pic of the stone *PIC*
Greasy/Coated India Stone *PIC*
Re: Greasy/Coated India Stone *PIC*
crest complete (And more dursol) *PIC*
Re: crest complete (And more dursol)
Re: crest complete (And more dursol)
Re: crest complete (And more dursol)
Wrong R
separate, since you got caught in the net...
Re: separate, since you got caught in the net...
Re: separate, since you got caught in the net...
Re: separate, since you got caught in the net...
Chinese Agate *PIC*
Pic of the stone *PIC*
Owyhee Jasper *PIC*
picture of the stone *PIC*
Purple Welsh Slate *PIC*
Re: Purple Welsh Slate *PIC*
Very dense....
edge picture with a razor *PIC*
Norton Queer Creek *PIC*
Pic of the stone *PIC*
Re: Pic of the stone
Re: Pic of the stone *PIC*
Black Sedimentary Stone *PIC*
pic of the stone *PIC*
White Cretan - Novaculite *PIC*
stone pics... *PIC*
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