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    Randy this is a little late but the best picture's i could take. Please check broken edges . i did take pictures as close as i can. edges very sharp will cut hands and stone will not scratch with nail .Scratches on the hone made 150 diamond plate. very heavy i should say may be 5-6 pound will weight when i can. hope this helps all including myself to resolve this hone.
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    Thanks for the pics! I really like that hone, I am glad you won that auction.

    Do you find that the effectiveness of the hone changes when you lap it with different grits? I would suspect so. I have been reading some of the threads here on SRP about sedimentary vs. monolithic type stones and they make sense to me, but, as always, each hone needs to tested in actual practice.

    This would be a company would be a good starting point for lapping that beast!

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    Thanks for the pics! I really like that hone, I am glad you won that auction.

    Do you find that the effectiveness of the hone changes when you lap it with different grits? I would suspect so. I have been reading some of the threads here on SRP about sedimentary vs. monolithic type stones and they make sense to me, but, as always, each hone needs to tested in actual practice.

    This company would be a good starting point for lapping that beast!

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    Randolph Tuttle, a SRP Mentor for residents of Minnesota & western Wisconsin

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    that looks like jasper as prior to another x hone thread.

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    It's just my opinion, but it looks a LOT like the hones quarried out of southern Indiana in the mid 1800s...the ones that are found as grave stones mostly.....I went to one of those grave yards a few months ago while in Indiana and that looks more like them than anything else I have seen, but without holding them side by side I can't be sure of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memorael View Post
    that looks like jasper as prior to another x hone thread.
    i couldn't find another x hones . i find x hones and none is similar to this one. we had most people said it is most likely grave stone.

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    From Roy Underhill's potential sources for home made whetstones. compiled from L.S. Griswold 1890 geological survey.

    "There is a novaculite in Lincoln County on a low hill.....It is straw colored to grennish white.

    Seems more likely than jasper??

    As I said in another thread the Hindostan is a very fine grained compact sandstone: info sourced from the above
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    If you should read the original text you will find the term Novaculite is not a scientific term or limited to Arkansas stone.

    While Orange stone is compact it is classed as a sandstone. Those which produce concodial fractures, show transparent edges are novaculites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevint View Post
    From Roy Underhill's potential sources for home made whetstones. compiled from L.S. Griswold 1890 geological survey.

    "There is a novaculite in Lincoln County on a low hill.....It is straw colored to grennish white.

    Seems more likely than jasper??

    As I said in another thread the Hindostan is a very fine grained compact sandstone: info sourced from the above

    Would you happen to have a link to the Underhill article you mention?

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    That's just a page and a half in the The Wood Wrights Companion.

    Which is no online as far as I know.
    Here is the original text:
    Annual report of the Geological ... - Google Books.

    Roy's compilation is much quicker to reference, but it is not nearly as interesting as the Whetstone Geological report.

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