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 Post subject: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:14 am 

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Trying to figure out my best options for storing my stones. Wondering what you all do? I don't use them every week so not sure that leaving them soaked is my best bet. I like to put them back in their boxes but it takes 3 days or more for them to completely dry before I can box them back up. Right now my collection is small with a Beston 500, Bester 1200, and Rika 5k. Hoping to expand soon though.

If I ever do start sharpening enough, is there a list anywhere with what stones can be soaked all the time and which ones can't?


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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:50 pm 
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In your situation I would get a small plastic tub or bucket with a lid and just let'em soak. Put them in a storage/utility room.



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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Location: San Ramon Ca.
I use the Cambro plastic food pans. I haven't broken one yet so they are pretty tough. Lids are available also.



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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:35 pm 

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I assume there are some stones that are not safe to permasoak? Anyone know of a list? Hopefully looking at adding an 8k+/- stone soon and don't want to ruin it if I can't leave it wet.

I picked up a container today with lid that fits my three stones with lots of room to spare.


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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:36 pm 

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One other question.... Any worries about the metal swarf rusting and staining or embedding itself in the stones?


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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:40 am 
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DIESEL <> I choose not to permasoak as I have seen just way too many stones degrade from it. I can say that a broad opinion is that Magnesium stones like Choseras, and I'm pretty sure Snow Whites & Kitayamas are a no-go on permasoaks. Not much help, but something, I hope...



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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:03 pm 
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I just bought this at walmart for about $13 Fits nicely in the cabinet under the sink and I believe there's room to stack another one should my stone collection grow. Lined it with the black shelf liner. I'm diggin it so far :)

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 Post subject: Re: Stone Storage Questions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:37 pm 

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lol, I did the same thing for pocket knife storage, sharkbite. I got two units, took the top off one and the bottom off the other and snapped them together for a 6 drawer setup. Same shelf liner and everything. :)

I like the idea for sharpening supplies though. Since the drawers don't seal they would probably even work for drying them out as well with the shelf liners.


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