What's This For ... Came With Whetstone

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Witterings
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What's This For ... Came With Whetstone

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I bought a 1/2 decent whetstone not that long ago and it came with a "small stone" shown in the attached pics ... being fairly new to whetstones didn't know what it was for ... if I was to take a guess I'd say either cleaning or flattening but if anyone can help would be much appreciated.
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kwackster
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Re: What's This For ... Came With Whetstone

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That's a nagura stone, which is mainly used for cleaning/removing embedded metal swarf from the surface of your whetstone.
I suppose it could also be used for a bit of flattening as well, but a coarse diamond plate works a lot better and faster for that.
Witterings
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Re: What's This For ... Came With Whetstone

Post by Witterings »

kwackster wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:07 am That's a nagura stone, which is mainly used for cleaning/removing embedded metal swarf from the surface of your whetstone.
I suppose it could also be used for a bit of flattening as well, but a coarse diamond plate works a lot better and faster for that.
Aplogies with Xmas I forgot to check back in here so have only just seen the reply but thank you for that and much appreciated :D !
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