Dealer / Materials Provider
- Mar 8, 2008
Looking back, I think I'll not boil another one to remove this grease. As long as it hasn't hardened. My Ace Hardware Economy SiC stone is
more coarse and drinks oil quickly. Too quickly. What I do that helps it to work is, I'll spread a thin layer of Vaseline on it's surface then oil.
This helps the oil remain longer on the surface while working the blade. Thus, it gives me more time to work before the oil is gone.
This is the only stone I've found that needs this preparation. DM
If you want to make the effect semi-permanent you can heat up some petroleum jelly and soak the stone in it. When heated it liquefies and will readily soak into the stone, where it'll stay. That's basically all they do to fill stones with grease, and used to be a manufacturer-recommended way of dealing with the issue you're describing.