Thanks for the reply...
Straightest edge I own is one leg of a 6x8 machinists square. The
result of laying the edge of the square on the stone and holding it up
to the sky is a thin even line of light; the contact points are at the
ends of the stone. I don't have anything remotely thin enough to use
as a feeler gauge to measure it. I'm willing to say "flat 'nuff for
now". The box for the stone suggests official Pike Oil, but that's
not an option. Who makes good honing oil these days? Is it worth
Have a traditional "You suck!" for the drive-by gloat. White Washitas are
great stones, and extremely expensive in that size here in UK.
Any light mineral oil will do fine. Old-timers used to use milk: water bite, oil = polish, milk = a mix of these properties. I reckon the stone
would smell pretty rancid after while, though....
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