Pour water on the honing surface of the whetstone. Create an abrasive grinding compound by making circular movements with a slurry stone over the honing surface of the whetstone. This can also be done with a finger. After a while, reduce the abrasiveness during honing by gradually diluting the grinding compound with water. After diluting the grinding compound, continue sharpening with a little water until the desired fineness is obtained.
Small curved blades are sharpened with alternately moving both sides of the blade while pressing gently and at the correct angle (10°) across the whetting surface.
Small straight blades are sharpened with alternately moving both sides of the blade while pressing gently and at the correct angle (10°) across the whetting surface. Large objects are sharpened by laying them on a sturdy surface and making circular movements along both sides of the blade with the whetstone.
Making the surface flat:
Place a sheet of sandpaper grind 80 - 100 on a flat surface. Add a little water and rub the polishing surface of the whetstone. Flat again on it by making circular movements.
Storage of the whetstone:
Belgian whetstones do not have to be cleaned before being stored. They are non-porous stones, which mean that the polishing surface cannot clog up. Keep the box free of water to prevent deformation.