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[Source] Scotch stones


#1

Anyone know where to get these? I keep hearing they are very useful,
but cant actually find any. I did find “silversmith stones” at MSC
direct

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/N2DRVSH?PMSECT=184

which are aluminum oxide and obviously not the same thing (though
they look interesting as well)

Todd Welti
Living Color Opal and Intarsia


#2

Hi Todd,

Also known as water of ayr stone or tam o shanter stone, Various
sizes are available from :-

http://www.suttontools.co.uk

kind regards
Don Iorns


#3

Todd,

You might try the Daniel Smith catolog as my experience with scotch
stone is as a printmaker.

Peace,
Richard


#4

Allcraft in New York. Don’t know if they have them on their somewhat
sparce web site, but give Tevel (the owner) a call. They do indeed
have them, so far as I know. Not too many other places in the U.S.
do, from what I’ve seen…

Peter


#5

Todd,

The best source for stones of all types is Gessswein;
http://www.gesswein.com
An alternate with less selection and slightly lower prices would be;
http://www.shoprutlandtools.com

Dan
Daniel Culver


#6

Todd, They used to be used in the Printing Trades and if you are in
a big enough town that has a printers supply house go in and ask for
Scotch Hones! You will probably get more than you want as the last
time, 30 years ago, I bought some and I had to get a dozen. These are
sticks about 1/4" square and about 5" long They were inexpensive
tho!!

Jim B


#7

I bought some from Graphic Chemical Sales. graphicchemical.com
1/4", 1/8" - Price : $6.50


#8

Gesswein has a die and mold making catalog with Hundreds of items you
won’t see in ordinary tool catalogues. You may have to call them to
request a catalog.

are aluminum oxide and obviously not the same thing (though they
look interesting