Have a couple of oil stones which I use to sharpen kitchen knives and chisels with. The oilstones always seem to wear unevenly, leaving a slight hollow along the middle, lengthways.
This causes a problem when sharpening a wide blade chisel or even more so with a plane blade.
Is this due to a poor sharpening technique or just natural wear ? I know that the oilstones are cheap to buy but they never seem to wear out in terms of their thickness. Is there a way that they can be resurfaced to provide a flat and even sharpening surface once again or are they just fit for scrap ?
Many thanks for any input with this