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    Angry Chinese 12k stone - Over 2.5 hours to lap ! ! !

    I purchased one of these chinese 3" x 8" 12k stones that came in the mail today

    It took me over 2.5 hours to get this stone lapped! What a pain in the (you know what)

    Wow they are a hard stone and there is NO way i'm going to go through that again! lol

    Anyway i took photos of each stage so you can see how far out this thing was.

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    Just out of curiosity, did you try the other side? Usually one side will take less work than the other. First thing I always do is check both sides, and then I pick which one I'll actually lap. If that was the closer side, that was pretty unlucky.
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    The bottom was Really bad!!!

    I had to lap that as well or it wouldn't sit flat on my rubber mat - it kept rocking lol.

    There is no way you could lap the bottom flat by hand. just enough to make it sit flat was en effort.

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    Holy big cow, that looked like a lot of work.

    For the bottom, is it possible to just park it on a belt sander to flatten it?
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    Thats not a bad idea, anyone???

    Anyway i after all that i put a blade on it.. it has a nice sound when sharpening! Got my blade nice and sharp too (photo below)



    I went to test it on the back of my hand.. woops
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    Walking away uninjured ... you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickRussell View Post
    Walking away uninjured ... you're doing it wrong.
    Maybe i should be doing it wrong then lol i have enough scars.. The nick actually went straight threw a scar i already had (as you can see in the pic)

    But at the moment I'd be happy if it just stop bleeding.
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    After all your sweat and even blood, you needed a "THANKS".

    Seriously, your picture sequence with the grids speaks volumes are most informative for folks learning how to get their hones ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    After all your sweat and even blood, you needed a "THANKS".

    Seriously, your picture sequence with the grids speaks volumes are most informative for folks learning how to get their hones ready.
    haha Thanks Kinfish!

    If anyone can get some benefit out of this thread then it would make all that work worth it just that little bit more!

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    I just a little surprised the stone was SO out of shape. I thought they were supposedly lapped flat before sale. Apparently not so much.

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