Definition of slipstone in English:

slipstone

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noun

  • A shaped oilstone used to sharpen gouges.
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    • Sometimes the name ‘slipstone’ is also used to describe a whetstone.
    • Henry Taylor uses one small and one large slipstone for sharpening carving gouges and chisels.
    • Sharpen carving knives with a fine-grit slipstone, making circular strokes along the edge at the cutting bevel.

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