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JBroida
07-16-2012, 07:33 PM
I finally remembered to take pictures... this was for basic sharpening plus chip/broken tip repair. No refinishing (i.e. surface scratches on non-bevel areas were not cleaned up).

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150969762793860.434802.369479678859&type=1

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541511_10150969762853860_272399152_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/558408_10150969762908860_368942985_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/389110_10150969763293860_1440656887_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/417741_10150969764328860_1165182012_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/559264_10150969764908860_348126608_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/320466_10150969766373860_18679024_n.jpg

Crothcipt
07-16-2012, 07:36 PM
That reminds me to rewatch your vid. on tips again. (I think it was yours I watched) I brought home some beaters from work this week that has some tips issues.

Oh ya very nice work.

Eamon Burke
07-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Nice! Is the finish from the Takashima Awasedo?

JBroida
07-16-2012, 07:48 PM
nope... its some other stones i have around here... a soft muddy middle grit one and a soft finishing stone (softer than the takashima)

the edge on the yanagiba is the takashima, the edge on the usuba is the suita, and the edge on the deba is a tsushima.

markenki
07-16-2012, 10:46 PM
Looks great!

brainsausage
07-16-2012, 11:05 PM
Nice work Jon. That usuba looked like a broken window on the edge...

Andrew H
07-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Looks like you did some 'refinishing' to me. :D
Great job, Jon.

mattrud
07-17-2012, 01:40 AM
you love that new toy in the corner of your shop don't you.

JBroida
07-17-2012, 01:42 AM
it makes my life a lot easier... total work time for these (all of them)- about 1.5 hours (and i was working slow and talking to people while doing this)

Eamon Burke
07-17-2012, 01:59 AM
it makes my life a lot easier... total work time for these (all of them)- about 1.5 hours (and i was working slow and talking to people while doing this)

That is not fair.

Sara@JKI
07-26-2012, 03:10 AM
That is not fair.

tell me about it. I don't know how much is his "needs"... I have a feeling that his "wants" are also justified in unfair ways!

JBroida
07-27-2012, 05:55 PM
here's a little more sharpening done recently:

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4828/img3118z.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4420/img3119wl.jpg

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8486/img3162q.jpg

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2223/img3163d.jpg

markenki
07-27-2012, 06:23 PM
I hope the second photo is "before". :)

obtuse
07-27-2012, 07:03 PM
I hope the second photo is "before". :) :lol2: :rofl2:

TB_London
07-28-2012, 07:40 AM
I hope the second photo is "before". :)

If not I need to rethink the whole toothy vs polished edge :D

Crothcipt
07-29-2012, 08:42 PM
If not I need to rethink the whole toothy vs polished edge :D

:spitcoffee:

JBroida
07-29-2012, 08:58 PM
yeah, the first two are before... the second two are after

JBroida
08-04-2012, 07:39 PM
here are a couple more before and afters (not so dramatic in this case, but still...)

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/302332_10151009807378860_1293497582_n.jpg

i dont know if you can see it in this picture, but the usuba had a very big bevel along the edge at a much more obtuse angle than the bevel should have been

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578640_10151009808013860_1474343644_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/487815_10151009808163860_1254910898_n.jpg

and after:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418770_10151009808463860_463376513_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418797_10151009809403860_644899928_n.jpg

schanop
08-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Awesome. That Tad Usuba looks much better now and it's found it's way back to the US continent again .. tee heee. New owner must have been a happy camper now.

Taz575
08-05-2012, 12:31 AM
Any chance for a close up of that Damascus Yanagiba??

JBroida
08-05-2012, 12:40 AM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527407_10151009809028860_118155244_n.jpg

Taz575
08-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Wow, that is just awesome!!! What was the final stone used?? Or stone progression if you don't mind me asking? That is a really nice and clean contrast there!!

JBroida
08-05-2012, 12:58 AM
if i can recall, i finished on my suita or takashima

Taz575
08-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Thanks! I just keep staring at it :)

JBroida
08-21-2012, 05:52 PM
i forgot to take a before pic of this one, but this one started out with about 2mm missing from the tip and a very large (long) 1.5mm-2mm or so chunk of the edge missing. After some initial sharpening, i saw that this yanagiba also had horrible high and low spots. It took much longer to fix than i had planned :(

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/289292_10151046005178860_417299736_o.jpg

markenki
08-21-2012, 06:01 PM
Looks perfect now!

JBroida
08-21-2012, 09:06 PM
here are all 3 of the single bevel knives i sharpened today... the far right and far left ones were rehandled as well (ho wood octagon handles)

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/456676_10151046499223860_379197233_o.jpg

Taz575
08-21-2012, 11:00 PM
Man, I love that look of the blade road and the contrast!!