I need help.
I've decided to stay traditional and when in Rome etc etc etc.
I live in Belgium, about an hour from Vielsalm, and so I've decided to drive over there on Saturday afternoon to get a coticule hone.
As I already have an artificial 600/1000 stone that my bro got me for kitchen knives I'll be using that to set the bevel, as Nortons are expensive to ship my choice of finishing stone will therefore be a coticule (is that a good choice????.... cue the critics).
Here come the questions:
What size should I get?
I guess I need a slurry stone, but how to choose and what to get? Should I just get an off cut of coticule?
The sizes are as follows:
150mm x 40mm (so 6" by about 1" 5/8) - EUR57.00
150mm x 50mm (so 6" by about 2") - EUR87.00
Just noticed that they have some irregular shaped stones too which are a little cheaper but dependent on supply - I've got to get it from the Tourist Information office as its the only place open on a Saturday that sells them!
Final question, can I lap it with 360 wet/dry??
Thanks for your help, SWMBO will be really appreciative as it's going to be my birthday present!