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    Would all of the oil come out and stone be back to original?

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    Probably depends what you soak it in. Take a look at this old thread, see if any of the ideas appeal to you (it's just one of many on the subject, if you do a search). Good luck!

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/honin...-oil-hone.html

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    I used to put my Arkies into the dishwasher every so often. Always came out clean as a whistle.
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    I bought a 5x1 celebrated a while back that was all mucked up with oil. It only took a 24 hour soak in simple and a lapping to bring it back to normal. I've had no trouble with it since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcaddo1 View Post
    I bought a 5x1 celebrated a while back that was all mucked up with oil. It only took a 24 hour soak in simple and a lapping to bring it back to normal. I've had no trouble with it since then.
    What he said. I had ano oil spill in my drawer recently. No big deal except forone of my thuris. But after a 24 hour soak in dishwashing liquid and a lapping it is as good as new.

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    You won't get all of the oil out of thuri by soaking it only one time. Remember the oil had maybe years to penetrate into the stone, it won't get out in 24 hours. But that's not necessary for a proper usage. You will get the surface and some millimeter from the surface into the stone free of oil to get a proper honing. The oil that is still in the centre willl penetrate to a certain extent again to the outer areas, but that will take some time. So if you soake the stone from time to time over nigth in dishwater, you may not have any problems with honing.

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    I just purchased 5 thuris that have been used with oil. I should get them in the mail in couple weeks and will first lap them a little bit with some dawn dish soap and then I will do the slow boil method mentioned here. I will then soak for few days in simple green. I will lap again and then soak every month or so until they are oil free. Being I have 5 of them I may try something different with each to see what initially works best.

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    I'm not familiar with the specific rock however I guess it's a pretty dense and impermeable rock. If that's the case I doubt the oil would have penetrated past a few microns. Rocks like shale or sandstone would allow the oil to go quite far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I'm not familiar with the specific rock however I guess it's a pretty dense and impermeable rock. If that's the case I doubt the oil would have penetrated past a few microns. Rocks like shale or sandstone would allow the oil to go quite far.
    Well thuringian waterhones are sedimentary rocks consisting of a specific clay-slate with a defined layering within the rock. They are able to absorb and hold oil within their structure. They are somehow related from the substance to what we call oil shale and what is comercially mined in some regions to extract oil.

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