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slowtyper
11-13-2011, 09:02 PM
Will be there, just wondering if its worth the effort to find a good quality board and lug it back with me. Where to look and prices?

Hattorichop
11-13-2011, 10:11 PM
I definitely like hinoki boards, they are soft and easy on your knife edges.

I got four made at 16x12x1, after shipping and all other fees I paid $300 for all four.

+ they smell great!

slowtyper
11-13-2011, 10:30 PM
Cool, do you have a link to where you had them done?

Hattorichop
11-13-2011, 10:54 PM
I first found them on Alibabatrade.com, I think the seller was PO's Factory but I can no longer for the link.

I still have the e-mail address for the person who helped me get these to Canada.

PM me and I can help you get in touch with someone who can help you.

Schtoo
11-13-2011, 11:17 PM
I definitely like hinoki boards, they are soft and easy on your knife edges.

I got four made at 16x12x1, after shipping and all other fees I paid $300 for all four.

+ they smell great!

:bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::b igeek::bigeek:


I was given 10 or so slabs of premium grade hinoki (quarter sawn, straight grain, close rings, etc.), any of which would make 2-3 boards of that size.

Not joined, solid pieces...

Yikes. I knew the stuff was good. Didn't know it was like gold.

Stu.

add
11-13-2011, 11:38 PM
:bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::bigeek::b igeek::bigeek:


I was given 10 or so slabs of premium grade hinoki (quarter sawn, straight grain, close rings, etc.), any of which would make 2-3 boards of that size.

Not joined, solid pieces...

Yikes. I knew the stuff was good. Didn't know it was like gold.

Stu.

Pics please, or this wood is as mythical as a three-headed, lime green unicorn.

:razz:

Hattorichop
11-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Shun sells a 18x12x1 hinoki board for $150 a piece.

I though I was doing good getting 4 of them for $300.

Schtoo
11-14-2011, 02:23 AM
Pics please, or this wood is as mythical as a three-headed, lime green unicorn.

:razz:

Don't hold your breath. I have much better things to do than spend an hour driving to and from my workshop to take pictures to only satisfy some faceless, nameless individual on the interweb. :razz:

Sorry.

If I think of it next time I'm there, I'll take them but by that time this thread will probably be banished to the archives.

Stu.

(Who's also got a 1/4 ton of beech in that workshop, amongst other things...)