I really like my knives as well as my stones. Its hard to pick what I love more. When the two get together though, my god they make some mess. This causes friction for my girlfriend as I always miss cleaning up somewhere or I use her "nice" tea towel to clean up.
The other week I looked to fix this ongoing problem and bought an outdoor table for like 60 bucks. Tried this setup today and I think I like it! Out in the sun, making whatever mess I like and then get the garden hose and spray everything off. It just got me thinking.. whats your sharpening routine?