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    Carborundum Stones

    I would like to clean some sharpening stones. Do I soak them in gasoline, kerosene? The stones are still flat so they do not need flatenning. Thanks for the help.

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    fwiw....I clean mine with Denatured alcohol.....ste them in the hot sun after applying the DA and you'll have clean stones. jmho

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    I use kerosene myself. I actually keep them immersed in it when not being used. Diesel works too but stinks worse.
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    Used either alcohol or naphtha- then I smelled the coffee and bought diamond hones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    Used either alcohol or naphtha- then I smelled the coffee and bought diamond hones.
    Diamond hones have their place but aren't the universal answer. I have a couple, good for touching up tungsten carbide tool edges. Not so good for stoning action parts. Not bad for knives though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidecarFlip View Post
    Diamond hones have their place but aren't the universal answer. I have a couple, good for touching up tungsten carbide tool edges. Not so good for stoning action parts. Not bad for knives though.
    Knife and tool sharpening is what I have them for.
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    When I still used carborundum or Arkansas stones I kept them in a bottle of machinist oil. After discovering diamond stones of various grit 35 or so years ago I use them exclusively for everything: sharpen knives, sharpen tools, action jobs, etc.. Diamond sharpeners only need rinsing in water occasionally & never wear out.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    These are the nuts! No flattening either

    https://www.dmtsharp.com/sharpeners/...nes/dia-sharp/
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    I use diamond stones also, wet or dry. If I use them dry, I clean them with masking tape. I put it on, rub on it a little to work it in and draw it off until it pulls no more dust.
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    I sharpen things for a living. As such, I probably have 200+ stones in repertoire. Whenever someone introduced the “ ...next best thing... “ I would get a sample and test it. I have come to appreciate ceramic and diamond but still have a place in my shop for washita and carborundum. Fit the job to the stone. Or paper, or ...?

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