Water Stones

We’ve used water stones in our shop for years and find them to produce the sharpest edge in less time than any other sharpening system. Because water stones are softer than other stones, the surface is worn away and fresh abrasive is continually exposed.  The result is a consistently fast cutting surface.

Keep these generously sized, professional quality stones soaking in water and re-flatten occasionally on a flat abrasive surface. Sharpening has never been faster or easier.  Available in coarse (800), medium (1000), medium fine (1200) and polishing (6000) grits.

705-0800 1 1/4″ x 2 5/8″  x 8 7/16″ 800 Grit Stone $32.00 Add to Cart
705-1000 1 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ x  8 7/16  1000 Grit Stone $33.00 Add to Cart
705-1200 1 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ x  8 7/16  1200 Grit Stone $33.00 Add to Cart
705-2040  7/8″  x 2 7/8″ x 8 1/8″   6000 Large Finish Stone $70.00 Add to Cart
705-2010 3/4″x 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″    6000 Small Finish Stone $40.00 Add to Cart
705-2000 1″ x 2 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ 1000/6000 Grit Combo Stone (backordered) $80.00 Add to Cart
Flattening Stone

Waterstones are the fastest and most effective method of sharpening fine edge tools. However, due to their softness, they do require occasional flattening.

Here is a low cost, easy-to-use method for flattening all grits of waterstones. This silicone carbide stone has a hard, long wearing bond and is engineered for superb flatness. Just rub the wet waterstone on the grooved surface until it is perfectly flat.

8″ x 2 1/8″ x 1″

705-5000 Flattening Stone $36.00 Add to Cart
India Combination Stone

These handy stones are good for general tool sharpening.  India Stones are a man-made stone with coarse abrasive on one side and fine on the other.  Because these stones are very hard and wear resistant, they are excellent for sharpening scrapers,  carving tools and other narrow tools that would wear grooves in softer stones.   1″ x 2″ x 8″

340-1528 India Combination Stone $46.00 Add to Cart
Sharpening Stone Holder

This useful device has contoured rubber holders to keep your sharpening stones securely in place. The arms are chrome plated to resist rusting. Fits stones from 5 1/2″ to 9″ long.

825-2475 Stone Holder $22.00 Add to Cart
Sharpening Stone Base

The two piece rubber body keeps stones from sliding around the work surface during honing. The 3″ x 7.5″ holder adjusts to accommodate a wide range of stone sizes.

705-0010 Stone Base $19.00 Add to Cart
Tri-Hone Sharpening System

This unique three stone system includes two high quality soft and hard Arkansas stones and a quick sharpening bonded abrasive stone.  All three are mounted on a plastic triangle which can be rotated in the base to access each stone as needed.  The base features non-skid rubber feet and a drip trough to catch excess lubricant. Each stone measures 3/8″ x 1 1/2″ x 6″.

Tri-Hone is a handy, affordable system that makes sharp edges easy!  Comes with honing oil, instructions and angle guide.


Stock Number Price Purchase
Tri-Hone TR-16 $32.95 Add to Cart
Honing Guide

This simple and affordable honing guide grips the tool by its sides and holds the edge perpendicular to the rollers path.  This makes it easy to maintain a square edge while moving the assembly back and forth across the stone.  Works with all sizes of chisels and plane irons.  Instructions for setting correct bevel angles included.

800-1800 Honing Guide   $14.00 Add to Cart
250/1000 Double-sided Waterstone

The 250 grit coarse side is used to quickly refurbish a really dull or badly nicked tool. The medium 1000 grit side will remove coarse scratches and prepare the tool for final polishing and honing.
King waterstones are recognized for their quality and affordability.

Stone size: 8″ x 2″ x 1″.

Soak in water and keep wet while in use.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
407-2510 250/1000 Waterstone $28.00 Add to Cart

Round Edge Slip Stones

One round edge and one thin edge make these stones an excellent choice for sharpening carving tools, firmer gouges and turning tools. The India is a man-made stone that quickly shapes and sharpens an edge. The Hard Arkansas is a fine grit natural stone used to hone the edge razor sharp.  The Soft Arkansas is a medium grit natural stone suitable for intermediate sharpening steps.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
340-1720 India (Medium)  4 1/2″ x 1 3/4 $15.00 Add to Cart
340-1785 Hard (Fine) Arkansas  4″ x 1 3/4″  $35.00 Add to Cart
340-1775 Soft (Medium) Arkansas  4″ x1 3/4″” $31.00 Add to Cart
Gouge Waterstone Slip

These useful sharpening stones feature a tapering profile with one concave side and one convex side. Ideal for honing the bevel side and inside of carving gouges. Soak in water before using. Stones are 6″ long and taper from 2 5/16″ to 9/16″ at the small end.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
705-4010 1000 Grit (Medium) Gouge Slipstone $39.00 Add to Cart
705-4015 4000 Grit (Fine) Gouge Slipstone
$40.00 Add to Cart
4 Piece Hard Arkansas Slipstone Set
A good set of fine slipstones is essential for sharpening carving tools.  This four piece set includes a selection of shapes suitable for honing a razor edge on all of your carving tools.  Each stone is carefully manufactured from the finest natural Hard Arkansas Stone.
Various profiles include: knife edge, tapered, double tapered, flat edge and round edge.2 1/4″ long x 1″ wide x 1/4″ thick.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
HAS-04 Arkansas 4 Pc Slipstone Set $39.95 Add to Cart
wpeC0.jpg (4496 bytes) Tool Strop

Experienced and professional carvers prefer to finish off the sharpening process by stropping the tool to a razor edge.   This composite strop has a large, flat surface, one rounded edge and a sharp end.  Perfect for all shapes and sizes of carving tools, chisels and plane irons.

Stropping is easy: just sprinkle on a pinch of the abrasive powder and pull the tools edge across the strop.  Your tools will be honed to a new level of sharpness.  Instructions included.

Small Strop:  10″ x 1 1/2″

Large Strop: 12″ x 2 1/2″

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
WD-400 Small Strop $14.00 Add to Cart
WD-402 Abrasive Powder $5.00 Add to Cart
 Diamond Hone (4 Sided)

Rotate the diamond hone to expose four different grits for any flat sharpening need. Color coded honing surfaces measure 2″ x 6″ and include 200, 300, 400 and 600 grits. The perforated surface keeps the hone clog-free by preventing the build up of metal particles. Just add a light honing oil (see below) to lubricate and clean the honing surfaces. The plastic stand features slip resistant rubber feet.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
D3657 4 Sided Diamond Hone $32.95 Add to Cart
Honing Oil

A light mineral oil for use on oil stones. Honing oil helps keep the stone from getting clogged with small metal shavings that are produced when sharpening a blade, and maintains the effectiveness of the stone. 3 oz bottle.

Stock Number Description Price Purchase
OIL-3 Honing Oil
$4.00 Add to Cart