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    Default BOI-HEMOTH TURKISH OILSTONE Redux

    I think I’ve got the pics resized correct. Sorry for the teaser. Hopefully we’ll have a crowd pleaser.

    At least I think it is a Turkish oilstone. If someone else has any ideas please respond. It is from England and it did require cleanup and lapping. This is why I am not sure about the stones origins. The stone was lapped with a 325 DMT plate. The test razor was a Sheffield “Best Silver Steel” razor.

    Pitch was used to hold the stone in the wood cradle. To release the stone from the pitch, cold was used instead of heat. The stone was placed in a cardboard box and left outside over night. Nighttime temp was approx 10°F or -12C. There was less mess with this method. A little twisting and the stone popped right out of wood base.

    To remove the residual pitch on the stone, CLR Bathroom tile cleaner and a Scotchbrite pad was used with good results. The wood base was sanded and colored with some alkanet root and sealed with rubbing oil.

    Grit estimate is around the 8k mark, maybe higher. It improved the edge of this particular razor. This “Best Silver Steel” is the hardest steel I have tried to sharpen to date. Attached are some other novaculite stones it was compared with. From top to bottom,

    Boi-hemoth Turkish oilstone approx 8K.
    CF approx 25K
    Turkish oilstone approx 12-15K. Similar speckle pattern.
    The bottom stone is a translucent novaculite 25K or “Gravestone”. Kelly referred to as Hutchinson stone.

    The stone cleaned up nice with a green mossy appearance. It should last for quite some time.
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    Damn ! Now that is a stone ! You'll play hell trying to wear that one out Mike, it's a beauty. Let us know how it works out for you.

    EDIT; That Charnley/paddle is mighty pretty too. Gets my HAD juices flowing.
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    Wow, very impressive stone you've got.

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    [QUOTE=MODINE;715284]
    At least I think it is a Turkish oilstone. If someone else has any ideas please respond.

    My first idea was that you need the proper accessory for that stone. I found you one here:
    Schiek 2006 Leather Lifting Belt - 6 inch - Dick's Sporting Goods

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    [QUOTE=JimmyHAD;715308]Damn ! Now that is a stone ! You'll play hell trying to wear that one out Mike, it's a beauty. Let us know how it works out for you.


    Thanks Jimmy,
    FYI, I blew out my 325 on it. Finished lapping with wet/dry sand paper. Next time I'll start with the sand paper first. My DMT 1200 is long gone.

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    Try getting a DMT XXC you will never have a lapping problem again. Nice stone... ever think of cutting it lenghtwise? you might find some amazing stuff inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memorael View Post
    Try getting a DMT XXC you will never have a lapping problem again. Nice stone... ever think of cutting it lenghtwise? you might find some amazing stuff inside.
    What like a Pinata? Treats and sweets. With my luck, I would get the bearded lady instead. It did cross my mind. Then I had a moment of clarity and decided the size and girth make it unique. +1 on the DMT XXC.
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    Question wow

    That stone is a freakin brute. Very manly.
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    that one tou can leave for your great great great grand kids and they couldent wear it out.

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    Nice looking stones.

    Thanks for sharing, it was worth the wait to see them.

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