Oh man! I feel your pain. Always a drastic shot to the Nuticles when this happens. When my Aizu split I glued it together with cyanoacrylate.
I'll never wear it down to the glue joint.
Funny enough Doug, the only other stone that broken on me is an Aizu. Despite the ingenuity of shipbuilders suggestion. I am kinda tempted to just glue it back together. I won't reach the joint for a many many years
I would glue the two together. It is not your only stone so you'll be at the glue in about 70 years.
One thing I HATE about this forum is you can't bookmark threads. Someone posted a bit back about mounting a high quality stone on a base and had a smashing picture tutorial of how they filled in an uneven back. I thought it was Matus but I've checked their started threads and can't find it.
So I have a few choices:
1. Lap both ends and like you, lose about 5-7mm on each stone then mount to a base.
2. Use the fill in technique once I find it (grrrr!) then mount a higher/easier to use stone to each base.
3. Split the baby and do one of each of the above to get some practice in.
All of the above will end with coating the heck out of the stone with several layers of cashew lacquer.
I've lapped a few pretty rough stones, but they've been bigger and I'm afraid the thinner of the two halves will crumble if I try that, hence wanting to try the fill in technique on at least the thinner side.
Can't wait for warmer weather for several reasons.
Sorry to read that. For others stones : only put Jnats on a plain surface not a stone holder urging more on the supported area (at ends and in the middle).
Valguard - that's it thanks!
Pensacola Tiger - good ideas - even better - never noticed the thread tools button before - I can email pages!!!