|Sharpening Handbook - Storing Water Stones & Wheels||
Because sharp enough
... usually is not.
For the Tormek stones and wheels, it is good idea to store them so that they are allowed to dry.
Note : When the stones are dry, there may be some discoloration. This is typically not mould; rather it is probably rust from embedded iron particles in the stone (from the last sharpening session). This is more particularly seen on the SG stone as that stone is lighter in colour.
The picture below from RickKrung is a great example of how to hang the stones. Hanging them vertically is recommended over laying them flat, though I can't give you a good reason why.
The picture below from Ko Youngbin is a great example of how to store the stones horizontally. He uses a planting tray, with a mat to keep the stone above the tray's bottom.
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