what is the diameter of the usual borosilacate rod honeing rod?

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  1. uriah heep

    uriah heep

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    I have found "raw" borosilacate rods to be inexpensive on the net. I am considering buying one and mating it with a handle to make a honing rod. Does anyone have one and what is the diameter of the rod.

    If this project turns out to not feasible where is a good place to get a plain smooth steel rod?
     
  2. rick alan

    rick alan

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    Just for reasons of strength I wouldn't think less than .375"/9-10mm, there is no reason to be thicker.

    Rick