I went to a tools show and didn’t buy any tools?! What on earth could this be?
I bid on a couple items, but eventually came home with only three things. A nice collection of sharpening stones from two different sellers.
First set was a Soft Arkansas, and a Hard Arkansas stone in box. They are barely used, and look like much higher quality stones than you can buy today.
The other one was billed as a honing stone, and has a little more use on it but it’s still quite flat. The box is what kept me coming back over and over again. The box is user made, and has a carved sea horse with a dragon head on the top of the box. I don’t know if it’s bone like it says it’s supposed to be or a mass produced item glued on, but it’s kind of charming. The stone is a Norton and that’s all I know.
Any information on any of this would be appreciated.
All in all the quality of my sharpening setup just improved a whole bunch. I’ve only tried sandpaper on glass and a cheap stone from wood craft that work on my kitchen knives, but didn’t really ever achieve an edge worth noting on my plane blades. I know I have to learn to sharpen better, but these stones are clearly higher quality than the Pinnacle cheapie I bought. The Pinnacle will migrate upstairs to the kitchen for the kitchen knives.