Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@URANUS.AITC.REST.TASC.COM.)
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 17:57:13 -0300
Some questions for the knife & axe experts of the group:
I've heard of sharpening stones being referred to as "wetstones" or
"whetstones". Which is correct?
Wetstones - because the stone should be wet to carry off the metal
filings so as not to clog the stone
Whetstones - because they are used to whet knives (I suppose a
whetstone could be a wetstone)
I used to have an Arkansas stone which I wetted with household oil.
I used it for years but it recently broke ;-( So I purchased an
official BSA sharpening stone from our Scout Store. However oil
soaks right into that stone. Is it supposed to be wetted/soaked with
water or what?
Cub Scout Pack 1113, Troop 50 Patawomeck District
National Capital Area Council, (Washington, D.C. Area)
I used to be a beaver... (NE-CS-50)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City