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How to Clean Sharpening Stones

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.

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Sharpening Stones

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. …

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