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The Elusive Tam O’Shanter Hone… Mourning the Loss… Seeking a Substitute.
Many years before I ever saw one, I had heard of the mystical Tam O’Shanter Hones (also called Water of Ayr Stones, Snake Stones, or simply Scotch Stones). Touted by old hands in the jewelry business as the best no-fuss … Continue reading
Posted in Get the Most from Your Tools Tagged abrasive, alumina, aluminum oxide, Ceramic Stone, finishing, Gesswein, hone, James Binnion, Jim Kelso, Moldmaker, NSS, polishing, Scotch Stone, silicon carbide, Snake Stone, Staedler lead holder, Tam O'Shanter, Ultra-Soft Polishing, Water of Ayr Stone 13 Comments