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    Suehiro Rika Use Questions

    started with the Suehiro Rika 5k on the Hiro AS out of the box. the stone looks like this after just a couple minutes. am i doing something wrong? most of it wouldnt wash off. never seen that before.


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    That's normal.

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    Looks like you didn't...
    A) Soak it long enough
    B) flatten it.
    "So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Looks like you didn't...
    A) Soak it long enough
    B) flatten it.
    soaked it for 20 or 30m

    did not flatten it out of the box

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    Try flattening it...
    "So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."

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    Also round the edges.


    BTW, where's the stone's base, did you remove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Also round the edges.


    BTW, where's the stone's base, did you remove it?
    this particular one didn't come with a base.

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    thats weird. maybe use a nagura next time if you have one. but i dont think rikas usually need one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Also round the edges.
    round the edges of the stone? like the sides and corners? use my diamond plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    thats weird. maybe use a nagura next time if you have one. but i dont think rikas usually need one.
    don't have one. only have a
    beston 500 King 1200 and the rika 5k

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    Yes
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