You see, they use files rather than whetstones to sharpen their tools.
Several pieces of the fossil wood were selected by the men to serve as whetstones.
And they sharpened their scythes with the whetstones and swung the scythes back and forth and began to cut down the wheat.
The whetstones and farming implements are placed in a heap in the public part of the Dyak house.
Offerings are made to the whetstones with a request that they may sharpen the tools and thus lighten the labours of their owners.
Over his shoulder he carried his club, and that also was of stone, the kind from which whetstones are made, hard and terrible.
The edges are set either with hones or whetstones, or with both, according to the degree of keenness required.
In the early twenties, he exchanged his chips and whetstones for single shares of bank stock.
If files are not obtainable, whetstones are used for sharpening the iron and stone implements.
There are many makes of whetstones, many good ones and many worthless ones.