if they crack and seem to be still usable i've read that you can always just epoxy them together and use them as normal.
Franbz what type of epoxy
Originally Posted by franzb69
check this out
dunno what stuff you guys got available in the states since i live halfway across the world, but i think the link i posted might help you get started.
i'd put it on a base like that as well then epoxy the broken bits together to make for a stronger bond. besides, with a base u get to use the whole thing all the way down to the base. makes for a taller stone which makes sharpening easier as well.
They come on a base, as standard. The 'odd balls' have no base...
Originally Posted by mpukas
So yeah, I suppose you could easily mount them on a base of whatever you think is right and proper.
(I'd probably be lazy and mount a stone to an Atoma base plate. They're cheap, flat and don't care about water.)
For the record, I treat my Choseras rather poorly and have had no problems. Not that I actually use them all that often...
I also have Chosera stones with no base, no problems yet. Would I gain any benefit from applying shellac to the sides and bottom, like my natural stones, or should I just find something to mount them to?
Canada's Sharpest Lefty
Seems like a possible issue I wouldn't feel like putting up with. I'll stoic with Suehiro and King, thanks.
Maybe, but as I said, it's the nature of these beasts so I wouldn't mess with them too much (aside from a base) and just learn to live with them.
Originally Posted by GlassEye
I'm with Lefty though. I'll never be a fan of anything that's troublesome to deal with if there's an alternative that'll get the job done without all the bubble wrap treatment.
(I get enough bubble wrap in my life packing boxes!)