Here's a pic I just like. It is a Mukimono (single bevel knife used mostly for Japanese decorative garnishing) being sharpened on an Aoto. Note than the mud is holding the blade on the stone. I really enjoy using this style of knife! And I enjoy using Aoto for sharpening. It's hard not to have a good day doing this work!
The sink bridge is a thick piece of granite cut to fit the sink so it doesn't move at all (rock solid
). The coarse side of the granite is face up, providing texture to keep things in place.
I just like the elemental feel of the stone, mud, metal and knife all together - a marriage of earth, air, water and fire.