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    waterstone color

    Do waterstones have a standardized system of color implies grit? Or does color / grit relationship vary by manufacturer?

    I ordered some stones quite some time ago, and am just now deciding to learn to sharpen, but all I remember is that they are waterstones.

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    Interesting question.
    Dunno about waterstones.
    But, Arkansas whetstones are: brown or mottled brown are medium; white is fine; black is ultra-fine.
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    Fairly often the grade or grit is marked on the side or end of the stones. I am not aware of any standarization of color/grade system. You can also check with the manufacturer and see what they can tell you.
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    I'll have to look closely at them and maybe post some pics over the weekend. I bought them used about three years ago and don't remember any of those pesky details like grit or manufacturer.

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    Sure enough, they have grits printed on them. I have a 220, an 800 and a 1200/8000 combo.

    Thanks for letting me know to look closer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Sure enough, they have grits printed on them. I have a 220, an 800 and a 1200/8000 combo.

    Thanks for letting me know to look closer!
    SO! Waddareda colors???
    Yer the one wat asked.
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    I'm not ignoring you Frank. Just have had other stuff on my bench.

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