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Re: Managing it..
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Managing it.. ()

Brian Holcombe
I follow a similar approach for most of my stones, of managing them from either almost flat to a preferable level of dish depending on what their purpose is. This is the typical approach, from what I understand, with carpenters and other tool users in Japan.

I do take a modern approach with one stone and keep it scientifically flat :D I typically use it only for backs and because I'm exceptionally particular about the ura.

Natural stones dont dish so quickly, so maintaining them is only slightly more difficult than maintaining a natural oil stone.

In traditional method I don't believe the nagura stone is used to flatten, but instead used to modify the character of the stone by effecting the slurry or creating additional slurry.

I believe rubbing two stones together or three stones is the way to flatten.

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