Parlaying on the success of its 8″ x 3″ Classic Professional Diamond Whetstone, especially within the woodturning market, Trend Routing Technology now is offering a smaller 6″ x 2″ version that it hopes will appeal to woodcarvers, cabinetmakers and other woodworkers that do not need the larger size. The new whetstone (model DWS/W6/FC) has a 5/16″-thick carbon steel baseplate pre-ground to +/- .0005 flatness. Two grits of monocrystalline diamond are electro plated to it: 300-grit (50 micron) on the “coarse” side and 1,000-grit (15 micron) for fine honing. The company suggests the combination will be useful for sharpening CPM4 tips for coring tools, M2 and M4 tips for hollowing, carbide-tipped tools and carbide and high-speed steel inserts. The new 6″ x 2″ whetstone comes with a cleaning block and non-slip mat and is available through authorized Trend diamond sharpening distributors. It sells for $79.