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Korin_Mari
06-24-2014, 03:36 PM
Hello hello :)

Sometimes I get recruited into doing things without my consent. I walked into work one day and my mother pulls me aside with Vincent to tell me that I'm going to learn how to sharpen knives. (Note the words "tell me" not "ask me.")

So... I have started to sharpen knives.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/msugai88/IMG_0056_zps749c4877.jpg
This is my little station now. (The green liquid is anti-rust chemicals.)

My training sessions consists of Vincent crushing the edge and polishing it, then me sharpening it and trying to avoid scratching the surface. Sometimes he crushes the edge to a point where it takes me 30 minutes to even get a slight burr on it... Maybe this is revenge for something I did. :angel2::dontknow:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/msugai88/IMG_0058_zps1fcdfc90.jpg
Myself. "... no burr..."

Thanks for reading! :D

WildBoar
06-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Congrats, Mari! It is a skill well worth knowing. As your responsibilities continue to grow at the shop you will be well-equipped to tackle whatever they throw your way. You'll be the supreme ruler at some point.

sachem allison
06-24-2014, 03:53 PM
and mom doesn't need to ask because, she is mom and the boss.lol

Mucho Bocho
06-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Mari, Are you going to rock those traditional shoes that Vincent wears? I bet that's his secret. LOL

Korin_Mari
06-24-2014, 04:23 PM
and mom doesn't need to ask because, she is mom and the boss.lol

It's sad because it's true. She hold both trump cards. :scared1:

Korin_Mari
06-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Mari, Are you going to rock those traditional shoes that Vincent wears? I bet that's his secret. LOL

LOL If they bring one of those for me... :running:

Korin_Mari
06-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Congrats, Mari! It is a skill well worth knowing. As your responsibilities continue to grow at the shop you will be well-equipped to tackle whatever they throw your way. You'll be the supreme ruler at some point.

Thanks! I'm sure I'm going to have a million questions, so I'll be posting in the sharpening subform more... Which admittedly makes me happy, since that means I can be a part of the conversation. :)

WarrenB
06-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Congrats on the new career 'choice':biggrin:
I bet in no time you will be sharpening better than a lot of us with the tuition you will get:)

glestain
06-24-2014, 05:45 PM
no gloves? those liquid looks like coolant.

mkriggen
06-24-2014, 07:11 PM
At least he isn't making you sit on the floor:D

A hui hou,
Mikey

dream816
06-25-2014, 02:20 AM
Hi Mari,

I've changed my mind. I don't want Mr. Sugai to sharpen my knives; I want Ms. Sugai.

Von blewitt
06-25-2014, 05:37 AM
That's great Mari! Let us know how you progress. Are you in the basement?

Dardeau
06-25-2014, 07:34 AM
This might be as much for Vincent as for Mari. Teaching helps you learn.

Korin_Mari
06-25-2014, 02:46 PM
no gloves? those liquid looks like coolant.

No gloves. The blade makers in Japan weren't wearing gloves either, so I think it's ok.

Korin_Mari
06-25-2014, 02:48 PM
That's great Mari! Let us know how you progress. Are you in the basement?

Nope! I'm in the back room of the showroom. :)


Hi Mari,

I've changed my mind. I don't want Mr. Sugai to sharpen my knives; I want Ms. Sugai.

LOL Oh no. Your knives are going to look crazy from me scratching it! One day though!

Korin_Mari
06-25-2014, 02:50 PM
This might be as much for Vincent as for Mari. Teaching helps you learn.

Yes. :) He is moving on to traditional Japanese knives now too. He has been learning Western knives for 4 years now and focusing his energy there. He was excited Mr. Sugai told him he was ready.

Zwiefel
06-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Congrats Mari! Sounds like you are enjoying your new career ;)

Korin_Mari
06-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Congrats Mari! Sounds like you are enjoying your new career ;)

Thanks! I'll be coming here for advice. :)

harlock0083
06-30-2014, 03:14 PM
My training sessions consists of Vincent crushing the edge and polishing it, then me sharpening it and trying to avoid scratching the surface. Sometimes he crushes the edge to a point where it takes me 30 minutes to even get a slight burr on it... Maybe this is revenge for something I did. :angel2::dontknow:



I'm curious what's crushing the edge?

ThEoRy
06-30-2014, 05:22 PM
Maybe this is revenge for something I did. :angel2::dontknow:



Should have let us give him those cookies....

Korin_Mari
07-02-2014, 11:38 AM
I'm curious what's crushing the edge?

He is using the wheel to crush the edge then polishing it, so we know if I'm wobbling or too low and scratching the surface.

I keep scratching the knife up. D:

daveb
07-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Vincent sounds tough - but we know better. Is he buying ice cream when it all comes together?

Korin_Mari
07-02-2014, 02:11 PM
Vincent sounds tough - but we know better. Is he buying ice cream when it all comes together?

LOL Funny you mention that, because I was showing him an article about the best ice cream in the city this morning.

ThEoRy
07-02-2014, 10:42 PM
He is using the wheel to crush the edge then polishing it, so we know if I'm wobbling or too low and scratching the surface.

I keep scratching the knife up. D:

Poor Vincent. Has to keep polishing your scratchy blade faces...