THE FINISHING TOUCH
Honing is used to abrade and roughen a cylindrical surface in a controlled fashion. Usually the final step in the machining process, honing is significant in ensuring proper function. Along with ample experience and proper equipment, the honing oil used is key to achieving a perfect result. “Honing” originally referred to abrading an object by scrubbing it with a stone. Ford applied the technique in engine production as early as 1923.