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 Post subject: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:37 am 
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Hi,

Do you know if the shapton pro boxes will fit choseras? If so, when do you expect to have them back in stock. I'm trying to find a better way to store my stones than in their original cardboard boxes (which are pretty big and don't take well to a damp stone).

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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:38 am 
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I'm sorry they don't fit.

Let me ask our forum for some tips for you.



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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:14 pm 

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Hi John, it's a good question because improper storage can lead to the development of cracks in the stones or at least improper storage under improper environmental conditions.

So what I started doing was to dry off the stones with a micro fibre towel after use and then wrap each each stone in dry micro fibre towel. (I just happen to love those towels, other types would do the trick). I would not leave them in the cardboard box anyway, it leads to mold buildup. At the very least, dry them off after use.
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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:45 pm 

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I just ordered my first whet stone. The green brick. Can I just put it on a stack of newspaper and let it dry in between every other week sharpenings. I hear they should be kept in water but that sounds like a recipe for breeding bacteria, mold and algae.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:54 pm 
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I have many stone's I perma-soak without any issue of bacteria, mold or algae.

Other stone's I store out in the open....the advantage of having a shop I reckon.



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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:38 pm 

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Good to know.


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:59 pm 
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I usually sharpen late in the evening. I leave my stones sitting on their side on a towel overnight and put them back in their boxes the next day. I use splash-n-go stones so this works well. I had a Bamboo stone that took a week to dry so it had to go, wasn't impressed with it anyway. My Green Brick dries overnight and I store it in it's box. All my sharpening toys then go in a Rubbermaid storage box onto a shelf in a storage room.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:00 pm 

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Thanks everyone for your input/feedback. I think I found a good storage solution, although it is a bit pricey. I use these for robot coupe slicing discs, and the choseras fit very nicely on their sides. There is room on all sides of the stone to allow them to dry, so I can put them away right after using them. The racks are very well built and come in 3 or 6 slot variations:

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/berkel- ... RACK6.html

John


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Good thread on this topic: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5222


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 Post subject: Re: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:25 am 

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I picked up a lid rack at target for about 10 bucks that is very similiar in concept to the food processor rack listed above. It's definitely not as nice but is doing the job quite well.


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