Ok, prolly not important for the stones use but, Id like to clean them, all at once in my ultrasonic cleaner with some mild cleaner. Why? Cause they are all pretty old and look to be dirty if not "packed up" with old filings and oil. Im thinking if they were "de-oiled" and cleaned with the bubble machine it would open up the pores to allow for a better cutting action.
I bought some stones from an auction lot (lots more to come from that auction lot also, some good stuff) and they aren't the large knife type stones but more of the small variety used for touching up the edges of cutting tools, like lathe bits. This lot came from a machine shop.
I have a small box of them and they all look pretty used. Not wore out (misshapen) used but dirty and Im just thinking that they might cut a lil nicer without all the old gummy oil and debris thats on them.
There are some water stones, oil stones and some factory oil impregnated stones in the batch.
And here is my concern. Will the ultrasonic cleaner hurt the stones? Ill keep them separated so they dont touch. They wont break up with the ultrasonic abrasion will they? And the oil impregnated stones might get dried out right? I dont mind that.
I dont know!!! ERRR! Id just like to have them nice and clean for my use and no telling what materials they were used on. There is about 30 or so various stones. Id like to clean them and set them in a nice drawer ready for use.
Any and ALL opinions are welcome folks. Thanks, JR