Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member PaulKidd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sonoma County, California
    Posts
    393
    Thanked: 124

    Default Substitute for honing oil?

    Can gun oil be used as a substitute for honing oil?
    How about mineral oil? Light machine oil?
    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Paul
    "If you come up to it, and you just can't do it, then that's jolly well where you are."
    Lord Buckley

  2. #2
    Senior Member blabbermouth hi_bud_gl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    4,520
    Thanked: 1631

    Default

    Yes you can use mineral oil etc but just be careful in which stone you are using oil
    Try to not mix up water hones with oil.
    gl.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to hi_bud_gl For This Useful Post:

    PaulKidd (10-01-2010)

  4. #3
    Senior Member Kingfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    1,057
    Thanked: 251

    Default

    The biggest rule to follow with honing oils is that they are non drying oils. Even some oils like camellia oil wil dry over months, clogging stone with natural forming polymers.
    Thicker oils diluted with thinners that get sticky can always be washed off with soapy water and scrub brush to start.
    Keeping oil stones sealed after use retard tevaporation and dust contamination.
    Synthetic petroleum products serve the best. Think about this Petro=Rock
    and Oleum=Oil. The natural order of our world.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Kingfish For This Useful Post:

    PaulKidd (10-01-2010)

  6. #4
    Senior Member PaulKidd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sonoma County, California
    Posts
    393
    Thanked: 124

    Default Thanks info

    Many thanks, gentlemen. Yes, I have 2 stones that I've
    always oiled...never watered. I've run out of honing oil,
    and I won't be getting a re-supply for a month, so I'll
    have to use a substitute until then.

    I tried thanking you by clicking the "Thanks" button,
    but it didn't work.

    Paul
    "If you come up to it, and you just can't do it, then that's jolly well where you are."
    Lord Buckley

  7. #5
    Senior Member ronnie brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    longville, louisiana
    Posts
    436
    Thanked: 62

    Default

    i have found that the lighter the oil the better it works i ues lamp oil and it works just fine when through honing i just wipe it off with a dry rag .

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to ronnie brown For This Useful Post:

    PaulKidd (10-01-2010)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •