Hi all you wise old owls.. I had the Lords blessing by acquiring a van norman boring bar and got working on it past few days.. all i can say is WOW! my first 5-6 cuts went pretty terribly, but now im producing mirror like finishes - heck its just incredible! Sooo - I have used a ball hone many many times, and now have a lisle rigid 15000 hone.. I am cutting to within 1.5-2 thou because this van norman produces such incredible results im not sure much more is needed- My plan is to use the rigid stones (wet kerosene/oil mix) and then finish up with the flex hone- Im worried about hitting the webs at the bottom with the stones - and wondering if there are some tips/creative ways to keep it from hitting? was thinking maybe a wood stop at the bottom or something- Im totally planning on building a diy honing setup with a donkey head and a vfd servo motor- but for now its probably gonna be a hand drill setup..