In an attempt to minimise the sticky notes, here's a list of what can be looked at if you are looking for answers on the Hone subject!
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That thread by JimR is awesome!Since posting this I have not stopped doing JNat homework and have a better understanding on how they work... Enough to know that I don't know anything! But enough to know that such a comparison graph can not ever exist... Believe it or not, the most helpful Jnat page I read was on coticule.be!
I believe this true for Japanese awasedo in terms of fineness, but I have not noticed any such patterns with the half dozen coticules I've used (nor has Bart, apparently).Whether coticule or Jnat there is no real "grit" rating. I rather rate them by their hardness; the harder the faster and in essence higher grit.
I think we can work on what certain stones are considered harder than others and maybe different methods to hone with them.
Well, you COULD do anything you wanted, but I would not use a paste on a synthetic hone, especially a soft one. I would use a paste on a hard natural hone, preferably a less porous one, or a cheap one. If you have a Cnat or a slate hone, or a piece of balsa wood go for it.Need a question answered If you would, please pm me with an answer. Can I use Chromium oxide paste (green squeeze bottle) as a slurry on my Norton water stones. Thanks to all who reply!!