stevonyc34 wrote:is there such a thing as over soaking a whetstone? how does one clean it after use?
If it is a true soaker then no. Many of the guys here "permasoak"(store them in water) their stones so they're always ready to use.
Some will soak spalsh-n-go stones briefly before using. If these are soaked to long it can cause the binding to weaken and cause the stone to crack prematurely.
Just a quick rinse is all most stones need after use. If it is clogged just use your flattening plate on it.