Here's what we've got as of today...
Doh, I missed the part about soaking--for flattening/shaping.
And double doh for thinking the crack is top to bottom...it's now side to
The truth is - most 'good' stones (i.e. those highly regarded around here like Gesshin, JNS, Chosera and some others) usually cost more than 50€. The
I can attest to that, go through a lot of cases of miller lite.