...starting this thread, guys.
OK, here it goes. Sigh.
Have any of you tried honing, on a coticule or other type of stone, using Ummm... water based personal lubricant instead of water for the final laps?
I've been thinking about the whole "oil will mess up your coticule" debate, and it seems to me that this could be the perfect solution. Personal lubricant would perform the same function as oil, but being water based it should just wash right off, without doing the long term harm that oil might do to the stone.
I might not have too much honing time in the next little while, but I'll give it a try when I can and report back.
Now... your sensible thoughts?