Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
Carve spoons from green wood with your bushcraft edge tools. The knife, Axe and hook knife.
Home of the MaChris MiniMac spoon carving knife.


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Greenwood Direct Whetstone.

Here we have a nice pocket portable stone suitable for your backpacking camping trips.
It was sent to me by Tim Walton at 

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I've been using it for a while now and feel ready to write about it.
It's a double sided stone, one side is a soft Arkansas of a grit reported to be around 600 grit.
The other side is a Belgian Blue stone of around 4000 grit.

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Both the Belgian blue and Arkansas are natural stones.
Not man made.
So the grits will vary a little from one stone to another.
The stone I have been using is quite fine, I would say the Arkansas side is somewhat finer than advertised.

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I have been using the stone on both my Axe and carving knives.
The results are really very good, with a razor sharp edge in no time at all.

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Lots of folk use light oil on an Arkansas stone.
I would recomend using a little water on both sides to keep the pores open and reduce the friction between blade and stone.

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It doesn't need soaking like some of the Japanese water stones.

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It's a tough little stone with a measurement of
100x40x20mm

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It weighs in at 188g.
And comes supplied with a nice blue denim bag.

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All in all this would make a fine addition to your camp kit for when you want to put a keen edge on your dull Axe or knife.

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You can make enquiries about this little gem by contacting Tim at
GreenWood Direct.
www.greenwood-direct.co.uk
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I almost forgot... The price...
£27.34


J.

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