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  1. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: daveb is somehow influenced by something...

    daveb is somehow influenced by something completely different. ;)
  2. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Asteger, thank you for the info. I've never seen...

    Asteger, thank you for the info. I've never seen such stones as the stacked ones, the Amakusa and the Natsuya (these are Aratoishi ?) I think i could use one of this type as well (and a Nakato also)....
  3. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Of course Asteger, you know that we now expect a...

    Of course Asteger, you know that we now expect a short summay to these stones ;)
    Me, i'd like to know more especially about the two stacked ones.

    Cheers!
  4. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Asteger, i did not use the Aiiwatani yet, as i...

    Asteger, i did not use the Aiiwatani yet, as i want to put laquer on it (even though Andrey says it may not need it). It feels much finer from the touch than the Ohira Suita, so that corresponds with...
  5. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Yes, one end is more orange-red (in the picture...

    Yes, one end is more orange-red (in the picture on top as you can see) and also when wet, whereas the other end (bottom in the picture) is more magenta-red. How could you have a long conversation...
  6. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Here are all my three stones in all of their...

    Here are all my three stones in all of their glory, photographed as Andrey suggested, white paper in the daylight on a sunny day, but in the shadow.

    From left to right:
    Ohira Suita
    Red Aoto...
  7. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: I see, i guess we need to manage our expectations...

    I see, i guess we need to manage our expectations ;) Well, i'm happy with the stone and the looks now. My provious post was right after unpacking, i should have given it some more time before...
  8. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: I got the 'Red Aoto' now. Maksim packed it in a...

    I got the 'Red Aoto' now. Maksim packed it in a cool JNS branded box, nice touch. From the looks i'm a bit underwhelmed now. It does look nothing like in the pictures. It's much darker, more brown...
  9. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Thank you Asteger, i found it....

    Thank you Asteger, i found it. http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/6921-J-Nat-Club?p=290964&viewfull=1#post290964
    I think i will find an online store for this.
  10. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: I see you're busy getting new stones too Andrey...

    I see you're busy getting new stones too Andrey ;) Asteger, ya, somehow i just clicked 'buy' when i saw this nice looking stone. Just said to myself 'yes, i want something to use before my...
  11. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Heya. In the meantime i got myself two stones....

    Heya. In the meantime i got myself two stones. First the Aiiwatani Nashiji Kiita from Maksim. All even and yellow.
    http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/aiiwatani-nashiji-kiita-lv-3-5-a356/

    ...
  12. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: I see. So, the local users don't care exactly...

    I see. So, the local users don't care exactly where the stones come from as long as they are of a certain quality.
    That's similar to chili peppers in South America. There, yellowish peppers are...
  13. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Good comparison with cheese and wine. When...

    Good comparison with cheese and wine.

    When you say things are 'Honyama' do you mean all stones are called that? Did not quite get it. For Aoto and other stones with great variation it would be...
  14. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Very interesting info. Now i start to develop a...

    Very interesting info. Now i start to develop a blurry picture.

    So there are many different geographical places in Japan where stones are mined from. Oftentimes the name just specifies that place,...
  15. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Thank you all for your help. Yes, it's good...

    Thank you all for your help.

    Yes, it's good and needed to have a trustworthy vendor for these stones. Even though i did not buy my Ohira Suita directly from Maksim, it is one he sold in the first...
  16. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Andrey, i can follow your reasoning on why to use...

    Andrey, i can follow your reasoning on why to use natural stones pretty well. :D

    About the Tsushima, do you mean this one?
    http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/big-tsushima-nagura/
    It says it's...
  17. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Yes, i'd like to use more naturals. I just don't...

    Yes, i'd like to use more naturals. I just don't know yet what good coarser stones there are. Aoto maybe, but proven good ones and Hakka for one step coarser i guess.
  18. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Well, i guess this beer i've had made me put the...

    Well, i guess this beer i've had made me put the universe in the stone :D

    And yes, i'm happy about the stone. I would have flattened the sides anyway i guess, since i like how that looks on...
  19. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Yep, these ancient stains, which looked like they...

    Yep, these ancient stains, which looked like they were even older, like from a Japanese owner some decades ago, are gone. The bottom just looks this way, i just scrubbed it with a harsh scrubbing...
  20. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Here are the pictures. They don't really show the...

    Here are the pictures. They don't really show the smoothness of the sides though. The forum software resized the pictures to be really small.

    The difference in colour between the before and after...
  21. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Thank you for all your tips. :) I tried to...

    Thank you for all your tips. :)

    I tried to remove some laquer with the isopropylalcohol, did not work. Either it will take a long time to dissolve the laquer, or it was no shellac and not...
  22. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: It's most likely shellac. I should have thought...

    It's most likely shellac. I should have thought about trying ro remove it with the alcohol, good tip! Now, this might be a dumb question, but would i use the diamond plate with water or dry?
  23. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: I got the shellac, already in a ready-to-use...

    I got the shellac, already in a ready-to-use solution. Also a bottle of overprized isopropylalcohol dubbed 'shellac solvent'. That's how you sell basic stuff for a nice profit.

    So, now how to go...
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    The two Karasu .. where is the emoticon which...

    The two Karasu .. where is the emoticon which wets itself?
  25. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: So you both did it. I need to run and try to...

    So you both did it. I need to run and try to fetch some shellac. :surrendar:
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