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whet·stone

 (wĕt′stōn′, hwĕt′-)
n.
A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools. Also called snakestone.

whetstone

(ˈwɛtˌstəʊn)
n
1. (General Engineering) a stone used for sharpening edged tools, knives, etc
2. (General Engineering) something that sharpens

whet•stone

(ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt-)

n.
a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or kniveswhetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
hone - a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
oilstone - a whetstone for use with oil
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
Translations
حَجَر شَحْذ
slibesten
hiomakivi
brus
brÿni
gresie
osla
brus
biley taşı

whetstone

[ˈwetstəʊn] Npiedra f de amolar, afiladera f

whetstone

hwɛtstəʊn] nmeule f

whetstone

nWetzstein m

whetstone

[ˈwɛtˌstəʊn] ncote f

whet

(wet) past tense, past participle ˈwhetted verb
1. to sharpen (a tool) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone.
2. to make (one's appetite) keen.
ˈwhetstone noun
a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc.
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Sharpening stone selection is crucial to obtaining an optimally sharp cutting edge while retaining the instrument's original shape.
BY PAUL KEANE CON O'CALLAGHAN says Dublin's keen edge is partly down to Mayo being their sharpening stone.
The next best tool is a traditional sharpening stone.
You'll glue sandpaper to the glass and use it like a sharpening stone.
A grinding wheel or sharpening stone, together with a 10-inch mill file, will be needed if you plan, and you should, to restore the cutting edge to each tool -- even hoes and shovels, as well as shears and pruners.
Using a medium sharpening stone, grind the stone along the existing bevel of each blade with long strokes.
In 1970, seems like yesterday, a medical assistant was taught how to clean the lumen of a non-disposable needle and sharpen the tip on a sharpening stone to remove any burrs.
You can do this yourself with a traditional sharpening stone or take them down the local ironmongers or knife sharpeners.
Attendees need a pair of 6" blades and a sharpening stone.
Treat wooden shafts and handles with linseed oil and sharpen any blades, either with a sharpening stone or by hiring a professional.