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I recently found some old sharpening stones in a garage sale. They were covered in oil and looked horrible and everyone passed them by. I paid $3 for six stones. When I arrived home, I took a spray can of brake cleaner and sprayed them well. After a few minutes, I washed them off with a garden hose. They came out like new, all the oil and buildup metal in the stones was gone. The metal filings came out of the pores with the oil.
This last weekend in a garage sale, I picked up a few extra sharpening stones. They were cheap and I added them to my collection. Not all of them were the best quality but they all have uses. There are many potential uses for sharpening stones in a long-term disaster. Examples of items that may be sharpened with a stone include scissors, scythes, knives, razors and tools such as chisels, hand scrapers, plane blades and small items like sewing machine needles and fishhooks.
Sharpening stones come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and material compositions. Even old stones that are badly worn can be used for small items like needles and fishhooks. …Read More...