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    Default My first "Nor-Carla Bluestone

    Here is my First "Nor-Calra Bluestone.I have never heard of this one.I think it's funny someone used it with having both sides having a natural rocktextue.
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    Suile - looks like Jacobs Creek exclusively market this stone

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    After reading Neil's quote and looking at the website I'm not sure if it's a hone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piet View Post
    After reading Neil's quote and looking at the website I'm not sure if it's a hone.
    ...neither am I, Piet. It says it is argillaceous, which makes it a clay-slate, but some slates have inclusions which make them suitable for honing, and some do not. For example, novaculites are argillaceous in nature, but have been transformed by a metamorphic reaction and are classed as hone slates, whereas roofing slate is not suitable for honing.

    It will be interesting to see whether this one performs well as a hone!

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    Is that box for the hone. Can you show it more together?
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    It seems that the company does not produce a stone specifically for honing purposes, so given that both sides are unlapped, I reckon it is a sampler from the Nor-Carla sawn flooring stone range:

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    Still waiting for you to try it out, Suile! You never know, it might have possibilities! The company appear to offer "Arkansas Flagstone" too, but whether that is the novaculite we all know is not certain, plus it is sold as undressed pieces and would be a real pain to reduce to hone dimensions.

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    It would be not the first and only company doing that. I know another two companies at present which make stone flooring and cladding. Only as extra they make from the same material hones in small series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrspach View Post
    It would be not the first and only company doing that. I know another two companies at present which make stone flooring and cladding. Only as extra they make from the same material hones in small series.
    Yes, I make you right there - I know of two companies in the UK, but they have a long history of hone stones.

    I had very high hopes of a company in Germany that sells stone for cladding, counter-tops, etc - they supposedly had one of the thuringian-type stones that Olivia had on her site, but unfortunately I could never elicit a response from them, despite writing to them in german and english. The fellow that told me about them went there in person and was given two hones!

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    Unfortunately that is often the case. I had to also personaly visit before these were clarified.

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