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Norton Woodcarver's Ultimate Slip Stone Roll No reviews yet - add a review
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Code: NO-SLIPROLL
Price: $325.95
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We think this set of 27 small oilstones is the coolest thing in the entire Norton catalogue. Norton has been selling stone rolls practically since the Stone Age, mostly for tool and die-makers who would use it for touching up steel molds. Old-fashioned products always live in the shadow of being discontinued, but obviously some Norton folks know how cool this product is, and it continues to live. After much discussion with Norton, we all had the same great idea. Take the same roll and stuff it with all the slips a woodcarver could possible want. So that's what they did, and the new woodcarver's slip stone kit was born. This could also be a very handy set for anyone who frequently sharpens molding plane irons, auger files and anything pesky. (Sharpening with buffing wheels and rouge works really well for carving tools, but eventually the edges of the tool will round over. With molding plane blades, even a small amount of rounding really affects performance. ) If Norton discontinues the kit one of these years before you get yours, don't say I didn't tell you so. But then again, Norton may not, and our grandchildren may be having this same discussion.

We fully agree that the kit is overkill. But as most of you know, having the right tool for the job can save a lot of time. And anything that can make sharpening less a chore is a major boon. .

The full list of stones is below and you can match them to the photograph. Basically the roll has [all the slip shapes in medium India stones (in red) for shaping and matching translucent Arkansas stones for finish honing and touch-up.

The best part of using oilstones for sharpening carving tools is that the little slips can take a lot of pressure. The Arkansas slips will break if you drop them, but the India stones can take huge amounts of abuse (just use them with cutting oil so that they don't clog). The other great feature about oilstones is that these slim stones are pretty strong and won't wear when you sharpen oddly shaped things, so the stone profiles will be good for a lifetime or two.

Made in USA.

Square Files

Description

Size

Part Number

MF34

India - Medium

4 x 3/8

86085

HF33

Hard Translucent

3 x 1/4

86590

Triangular Files

MF134

India - Medium

4 x 3/8

86250

HF113

Hard Translucent

3 x 1/4

86620

Triangular Tapered Files

MF544

India - Medium

4 x 1/2 x 1/4

86685

Round Tapered Files

MF644

India - Medium

4 x 1/2 x 1/4

86655

Round Files

HF813

Hard Translucent

3 x 1/4

86800

Diamond Files

MT134

India - Medium

4 x 9/16 x 3/16

86715

HF843

Hard Translucent

3 x 1/2 x 3/16

86815

Round Edge Slips

MS24

India - Medium

4-1/2 x 1-3/4 x 1/4 x 1/16

87150

FF24

India - Fine

4-1/2 x 1-3/4 x 1/4 x 1/16

87145

HS3

Hard Translucent

3 x 1/3-4 x 1/4 x 1/16

87040

MS34

India - Medium

4-1/2 x 1-3/4 x 3/8 x 1/8

87165

FF34

India - Fine

4-1/2 x 1-3/4 x 3/8 x 1/8

87160

HS4

Hard Translucent

4 x 1-3/4 x 3/8 x 1/8

87045

Tapered Shape Stones

MF 424

India - Medium

4 x 3/8 x 3/16 x 1/8 x 1/16

86915

MF 464

India - Medium

4 x 1/2 x 1/4 x 5/16 x 1/8

86990

Carving Tool Slips

MS12

India - Medium

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87215

AS12

Hard Translucent

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87250

MS22

India - Medium

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87220

AS22

Hard Translucent

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87255

MS42

India - Medium

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87230

AS42

Hard Translucent

2-1/4 x 7/8 x 3/16

87265

Knife Blade Files

MF724

India - Medium

4 x 1 x 1/8 Back

86775

HF873

Hard Translucent

3 x 3/4 x 1/8

86830

Gouge Stones

FS76

India - Fine

6 x 2 x 1 x 1/2 x 3/8

87305

Auger Bit Stone

MT10

India - Medium

4 x 1/2 x 1/4

87470

  

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