Wow. Thanks, and I hope my musings and ramblings are of interest and use to others as well.
In other news, I finished up (this time for sure) with the #1200 stone, I've got a wire edge all around, and an even surface finish. After washing out the stone tub and the catch basin, I started soaking the next stone, Binsui-do, and realized it was 1am, and I'd best go to bed.
Progress, at least. Pics once I finish up with this stone.