Inserting curling stones with Blue Hone granite inserts is a procedure that has been used in curling stone repair since the early 1960’s. The denser, tightly grained Blue Hone granite has proved to be the most resistant to wear and moisture penetration. It is for that simple reason that Blue Hone granite is still the best material for inserts today. Here at Canada Curling Stone Co., we remanufacture your club’s stones to the same shape and dimensions as our new curling stones. A six and three quarter inch diameter pocket is cored into your stones using diamond tooling. The Blue Hone granite disk is then epoxied into the pocket. Once the epoxy has set, the stone is then ground with the proper cup depth and running surface width and diameter. The striking band of a newly inserted stone is re-profiled to its original convex shape. This is an important process as it will deter any chipping above or below the striking band of the reshaped stone. The stone is then polished to a high gloss finish. Before the newly inserted stone is packaged it is put through our pre-break in of the running surface. This gives the inserted stoned the ability to perform from the start. There is no “wear in” period. For more information please do not hesitate to contact our office as we would be happy to provide a quote for you.
Blue Trefor Stone Inserted with Blue Hone Granite Insert
Red Trefor Stone Inserted with Blue Hone Granite Insert
Cross Section of a Red Trefor Stone Inserted with Blue Hone Granite Insert