Translation of whetstone in Spanish:


piedra de afilar, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwɛtstəʊn//ˈ(h)wɛtˌstoʊn/


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    piedra de afilar feminine
    • Sharpening a European scythe is a combination of hammering (called peening) and honing with a whetstone.
    • Unlike oil or water whetstones, a diamond whetstone does not need to be lubricated.
    • Other men still worked at the whetstone, or sat polishing their blades.
    • In 1964, or about a hundred knives after making his first one, he switched his focus to selling Arkansas whetstones and a year later began selling knives.
    • He turned the chair to the desk behind him, picked up a whetstone and a knife, and started to sharpen it.
    • She sharpened the meat carving knife on a whetstone.
    • Larger whetstones for sharpening iron tools were an important part of everyday equipment and were widely traded, especially since varying degrees of coarseness were required to produce a finely honed edge.
    • Knives of all shapes and sizes hung on racks and lay on tables, whetstones handy.
    • The work is done purely by hand, and through a series of 10 whetstones, (large lumps of grindstone) the blade is filed down, sharpened, and finished with an elaborate wavy pattern.
    • The whetstone would have been a important possession for the woodworker as, without it, he could not have sharpened any of his tools.
    • Each morning José Antonio has sharpened his knife against the little whetstone he carries in his pocket.
    • He nodded and continued sharpening swords with whetstones.
    • The word cos is Latin for whetstone, a stone for sharpening razors and tools.
    • While he shortened the distance between them, Dimitri realized Reana had been quietly sitting and sharpening her sword with a whetstone.
    • He had a whetstone and cloth in hand with a sword laid across his lap.
    • On my enrolment I was issued with chef's overalls, two textbooks (in Chinese) and a personal cleaver, which I was expected to keep razor sharp by frequent visits to the enormous whetstone in the yard.
    • This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.
    • I had read enough Indian book reviews to know that reviewers are ustads with blades sharpened on a cruelly efficient whetstone.
    • Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief convert to anger blunt not the heart, enrage it.
    • He used a makeshift whetstone to sharpen both blades again.