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david weaver
Diamond stone should be fine, and simple green should work, though anything would since you'll be taking the top layer off of the stone.

Wd40 also works well. I've generally used WD40 for out of flat stones, and anything I guess - always have been in the habit of refreshing the surface of any significantly used oilstone because they're never nick free (but they stay nice after that initial flattening).

If the 400 seems suspended on swarf, turn it sideways for some of the strokes when lapping the stone.

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