Arkansas stone


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Arkansas stone

[′är·kən‚sȯ ‚stōn]
(engineering)
A whetstone made of Arkansas stone, for sharpening edged tools.
(petrology)
A variety of novaculite quarried in Arkansas.
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Working the small notch we ground into the cocking piece with a smooth Arkansas stone really enhances the function of this safety, although it will work without it albeit somewhat grittily.
Arkansas stones are made from a natural mineral and will vary in color from black to white.
The mean edge-width of the curet cutting edges sharpened by the Idahone stone was 3.35 microns (SD=4.16) and the mean edge-width of the curet cutting edges sharpened by the Arkansas stone was 1.89 microns (SD=1.26) evaluated under 500x magnification.
There were a lot of pits under that rust, so I then went to work with sandpaper and Arkansas stone until I had as smooth a surface as I could obtain without taking off all the lettering and insignias.
Constructed using native Arkansas stone, locally sourced brick, pine timbers, metal roofs, steel detailing and extensive amounts of glazing, the building aesthetic is an eclectic collection of local materials interwoven with modern detailing.
In the field, many hunters rely on their Remington Rem Stones, with a 6-inch hard Arkansas stone to remove large blade chips, and a soft stone to give a fine hone to blades of all lengths.
The third stone is an extremely hard Arkansas stone and it is used to polish the surfaces very smooth.
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