Another Mail Call Coming:

After trying the "tile method" of flattening stones, I decided to get an alternative form for both cleaning and flattening my stones. I paid Best Sharpening Stones a visit and ordered an Ultra Sharp 2 diamond plate 600 grit which cost me $24.90 shipped which is pretty cool. This diamond plate can be used for a number of things including raising a slurry from the stone itself with nothing added:

Best Sharpening Stones is ultra fast so I'm pretty certain that my diamond plate will be here either Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.

Mildot Master:

My analog ballistics calculator has arrived and it's awesome. This is called a Mildot Master  and requires no batteries to operate. It ...