On Nov 16, 11:14 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward A. Falk) wrote:
The oil may be a problem, but that's a separate issue. To flatten the
stone you don't need another stone, although some people just use the
side of a concrete block. Get some wet/dry sandpaper in assorted
grits, probably starting around 100 grit, and attach them to a piece
of glass or a 12x12 piece of marble/granite tile with some spray
adhesive, and then scrub your stone on that while flushing the sand
paper liberally with water (like in a sink while you're doing it).
Work your way up to the finer grit papers and end up around 220. Give
the stone a test sharpening something, and if there's a substantial
improvement you'll know if the side of the stone will be salvageable.
On Nov 16, 5:18 pm, email@example.com (Edward A. Falk) wrote:
That's the main reason for the liberal flushing with water while
dressing the stone. I have an old large diamond sharpening plate that
I use to dress my stones. I felt bad using it that way at first, but
the thing refuses to die. After two or three sharpening sessions I
dress the stones. It takes less time to dress them than compared to
waiting until they're starting to get wavy, and it keeps them nice and
flat which speeds up sharpening. I've done the Scary Sharp thing, but
I just enjoy using the Japanese wet stones more.
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