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Soak the stone for about 20 minutes, or until the stone stops producing bubbles. And splash water on the stone as needed.
*Ceramic/High pressure cast and 1300 degree celcius treated
**Outlet: These stones have a shipping damege in a corner of the stones.
It is a medium fine stone after using a medium grit (#1000 or #1200)
It is a popular stone amoung planing competiters in Kezurou-kai Japan.
October 9, 2023 by Ward WilcoxThis stone has a good SOILD hard feel and comfortable feed back. It is not an ordinary stone but rather one that has many attributes that become evident when you get into using it. It leaves a hazy finish and after initial honing removes scratches from prior rougher stone. You can keep adjusting and tuning the edge and refining the shape to achieve a true flat even surface, I think it feels m... read more↓
February 14, 2019 by Scott NehringIf we're going to agree your 4000 grit stone is 4000, then the 3000 is as I've said definitely around 2500. It will keep turning a burr if you stay on the stone. The 4000 will not. When freshly dressed it cut's like 2000-2500 but it's not very friable, meaning new particles don't keep coming up and the slurry on the stone just keeps getting finer and finer. After about 10min on the stone I woul... read more↓