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Do I keep my sharpening stone underwater? 
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Post Do I keep my sharpening stone underwater?
Hi Dave,

Hope all is going well for you.

I have a KING brand S-3 ceramic toishi - shiageto sharpening stone 6000 grit super finish from McClains.

Would like to know if I should or could keep this under water at all times or just submerge it for a couple of minutes before I need to use it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks a bunch :)


Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:12 pm
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Would like to know if I should or could keep this under water at all times or just submerge it for a couple of minutes before I need to use it.


Actually, for that stone, neither ...

The finest hardest stones don't really absorb much water at all, so they don't need soaking.

They do need water, of course, but just dribbling some on the surface at the time you start to use it should be enough. Dribble a bit of water on, use a nagura to make some mud, and start sharpening. Because the stone is so hard, the water doesn't soak down inside, and you can usually finish the job without needing to add more water. But if it does start to dry up, just dribble a bit more on ...

The only stones that really need pre-soaking are those that are soft, and which absorb water like a sponge ...  400 grit ... 800, 1200 ...

Dave


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