HONING _A precision abrasion process in which a relatively small amount of material is removed from a surface by means of abrasive stones. The goal is to obtain a desired finish or extremely close dimensional tolerance. HONING STONE -A finishing tool that may be hand-held or mounted. Honing stones are used to finish the interior of round holes as well as flat surfaces. ABRASIVE -A hard material that is used to machine, grind, or finish a workpiece.