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    As a few people have mentioned, the softest...

    As a few people have mentioned, the softest natural will work best unless you want to become an apprentice sword polisher. The book I have on this subject shows sword polishers using a dozen...
  2. Thread: Moving Shop

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    Hey Dave, I am very late to this thread. I...

    Hey Dave,
    I am very late to this thread. I thought: big deal, you're moving so I didn't read it. Maybe you were just moving closer to civilization :) I had no idea till I read through, and like...
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    Yeah, my current inclination is to stick with...

    Yeah, my current inclination is to stick with metal planes. If you pay enough you will get ones with properly machined bottoms and as you say, the weight is helpful. I had a #8 stanley once that I...
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    Hand Planes -Japanese vs. Not Japanese

    So I am slowly rebuilding my wood shop which was fully equipped 30 years ago. My XXX-wife stole my machinery...long story. But I have resurrected some great stuff: an antique Emmert turtle back vice...
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    Since Mari is helping out, I would note that I...

    Since Mari is helping out, I would note that I did ask for a replacement on a yanagi from Mari and this was a trouble free issue - just to reinforce the importance of going to reputable sellers...
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    Aside from a few typos, you guys have the best...

    Aside from a few typos, you guys have the best grammar and sentence construction I have ever seen on a forum.

    I have wondered what drives this high-end market and I think it has something to do...
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    The slight concave on the table (front flat part)...

    The slight concave on the table (front flat part) is normal and depends on how the craftsman/manufacturer shapes this part. I also have several yanagis that have convex tables. Most are concave:...
  8. Thread: Deba?

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    PTiger: Amazon seems to disagree, but if true I...

    PTiger: Amazon seems to disagree, but if true I should sell mine. I do recommend the book though.
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    Just being a little silly: in the time a young...

    Just being a little silly: in the time a young person at the peak of reaction time can push the button to answer the question, a dog can bite you five times. Your wording just sounded like a game...
  10. Thread: Freezing Basil

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    So I blanched, as always, and froze in a cube...

    So I blanched, as always, and froze in a cube tray as per Larry. (Hi Larry; hope all is well...) At home that is all I have access to. A dozen plants will provide enough basil for pesto for the...
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    My sword polishing book has a section on...

    My sword polishing book has a section on straightening. I've tried it and I probably wouldn't do it again; maybe on a practice knife. Just saying. It looks simple but, as Jon points out, is much more...
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    I was thinking about Pepin who seems to use a...

    I was thinking about Pepin who seems to use a petty for just about anything and then there is that guy HIRO TERADA Basic cutting skills (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKRnv0aq-8) who always uses a...
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    Trending Larger or Smaller?

    As I get older I find I am trending toward smaller knives. I have bunches of 270s; kiri, gyuto, yanagiba, but I am really enjoying some 180s these days. Are you finding your preferences changing over...
  14. Not the video I was thinking of but similar idea....

    Not the video I was thinking of but similar idea. Poor Ken; he needs a voice transplant. (Just joking....)
  15. There was a youtube, which I can't find now,...

    There was a youtube, which I can't find now, demonstrating like this: take a stone or similar object and put it at about 20 degrees tilt and hold your knife with the face of the blade parallel to the...
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    I generally spend five to ten minutes total but I...

    I generally spend five to ten minutes total but I don't strop. To me, stropping is almost a more of a technique of super light pressure on a very fine stone and not necessarily a strop - just me....
  17. Thread: Freezing Basil

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    Freezing Basil

    So, I would like to make some ice cubes - not full pesto. What would you recommend; maybe like just basil and oil (some water??) to make some basil cubes for storage? Vitamix? Processor? Buy a new...
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    Thanks to Craig and Debbie for hosting again this...

    Thanks to Craig and Debbie for hosting again this year! It was great to hang with Chris and family, Larry - great to meet you, Destin (name changed to protect whatever), Ben, and the rest. Sorry to...
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    Larry, it will be good to meet another Philly...

    Larry, it will be good to meet another Philly guy. Abby, the older one, will probably come - Craig has been alright with this for the past two years. The puppy is totally out of control, so he will...
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    I earmarked $10,000 specifically to buy from...

    I earmarked $10,000 specifically to buy from Korin if you came, but I guess more important stuff is happening in your life. And you can never see my dog again; either of them.

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    I'm in. I'll ask Abby.

    I'm in. I'll ask Abby.
  22. Thread: pocket knives

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    I am a chris reeve fan at the moment but this...

    I am a chris reeve fan at the moment but this will definitely break the bank. The Griptillians are really nice, light, colorful, in either small or large. If you can stretch a bit, have a look at...
  23. Thread: hi from philly

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    Philadelphia people are supposed to check in with...

    Philadelphia people are supposed to check in with me first before posting. I thought that was clear, but welcome anyway.
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    I just started with folders and I have a bunch of...

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    I would be willing to take the CRs off your hands...

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