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    I think the simplest solution would be to simply ask the co-worker if he would like the box that came with the stone that he bought from you, then order a new one. He/she obviously needs a stone, and took it upon himself to use yours without asking. I'd say he bought it and simply has not paid you yet

    I borrow tools from guys all the time...it goes without saying that if a tool gets damaged, the borrower replaces it.

    It would hurt to loose something with high sentimental value, but I would not take something like that to work...
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    I would try the rice first, not instant rice; the sticky rice that comes in the bags. I've seen this tricked used for wood, storing precious metals, and other uses...works pretty well; however a TON of oil I'm not sure how well, but it could be a start, then use the toaster oven trick and cut down the heating time to just try and remove the residual oil that may be left. Ivory or Dawn dish soap would be the best and gentlest cleaners to use. I mean they use these to clean up animals caught in oil spills, so a rock should be ok, and no worries about bleaching or staining the stone to boot.
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    Default Re: Oil on a water stone!!! Are you crazy!!!!

    I have heard of boiling in a tsp solution.... maybe give it a quick google.

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    Okay boys. The hone is still good!

    I did the rice, I did the scrubbing and It's a lot better. It's even cutting steel again. The rice worked very well and so did the scrubbing. I think it will turn out just fine. You can't even notice that it had been oiled. I did forget to mention that it is an old king stone. Thanks for all the suggestions, and tips on how to deal with co-workers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Okay boys. The hone is still good! I did the rice, I did the scrubbing and It's a lot better. It's even cutting steel again. The rice worked very well and so did the scrubbing. I think it will turn out just fine. You can't even notice that it had been oiled. I did forget to mention that it is an old king stone. Thanks for all the suggestions, and tips on how to deal with co-workers.
    I have had numerous situations over the years with co-workers breaking my stuff, and me breaking co-workers stuff. I am not going to lie and act like I have never screwed up a tool. ************************************************** ************************************************** ************************************************** ***********************************It shows integrity to make things right and your situation is one where it is really hard to make it right (if the heirloom had been destroyed). In the end it seems to have worked out REALLY well in that you got your tool back to working condition, and hopefully you learned something about your co-workers integrity (not saying it is good or bad...I do not think you shared his/her response). ************************************************** ************************************************** ************************************************** ********************************** Further, you perhaps learned (based on your co-workers demonstrated integrity) how to care for your tools in the future. Sounds like a win win to me ************************************************** ************************************************** Sorry, I have edited this a bunch of times and my spacing keeps resorting to a wall of text...so I will sledgehammer in some breaks I guess
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    Glad to hear it worked out. King stones aren't the most expensive, but hey it's your stuff and your money so respect is due you know what I mean.
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    Great to hear you managed to salvage your grandfather's stone!
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