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265402 paul womack <pwomack@p...> 2018‑03‑13 Re: boxed stone
Ed Minch wrote:
> I have posted this before but this is about the coolest tool I have.  It is
not a sharpening stone - it is a sharpening rock.

I LOVE irregular sharpening stones. That's beautiful.

> The recess has a piece of something like pasteboard at the bottom, saturated
in oil.  The lid shows the
> lead screw holes where the waste was removed with an auger - did augers have
lips and lead screws in 1817?

I (very) strongly suspect (given the period, and diameter of the holes) that
those are the traces
of a centre bit. Cheap to make using hand methods, and very effective.

  BugBear

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