You know, I don't much like perma soaking rather soaking at all simply because of the upkeep. I have loads of hobbies that I juggle and changing water and or simply drying out stones etc is another thing to worry about. However, I do like what perma soaking does to some stones and that it allows me to pick them out of the bucket and go. After playing with some of my soakers that I have been neglecting for quite some time I realize just how much I miss some of these stones in the sense of them being a joy to use.Radar53 wrote: ↑Tue May 22, 2018 9:57 pm Jeff. For me it's about just wanting to go to the garage when the time allows and get sharpening without having to faff about trying to time everything around the soaking times of individual stones. I have the space & perma soaking effectively turns my soakers into grab & go stones ie immediately ready for use and they don't need careful drying afterwards.
I'm aware of the associated risks to the longevity of the stones that Ken & others talk about, but it's a risk that so has worked out OK.
Having said that, loads of people perma soak set stones without issue over years or at least so some have said. Not like I monitor their water bin...
Whatever works, works.