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  1. yea you can't give up now!! pot odds, as they...

    yea you can't give up now!! pot odds, as they say.

    You could use a spray adhesive to keep the paper from sliding. 3M/ home depot variety should do. Or you could spray the paper to the cabinet...
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    kurouchi, a burnt finish over iron or very mild...

    kurouchi, a burnt finish over iron or very mild steel (don't know which)

    shame this isn't an option after seeing how good it was from bkdc.. you still doin the vinegar test?? Time to showcase how...
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    The quality of their tools is OK, and it's also...

    The quality of their tools is OK, and it's also an OK place to get stones, but prices are skyrocketing IMO. some planes have gone up 50% from $500 to 750 and similar story to their premium chisels. ...
  4. currently, 36$. But the yen moves a lot. Still...

    currently, 36$. But the yen moves a lot. Still it's def one of the best deals I've gotten on anything and goes to illustrate the law of diminishing returns in some of the pricier echelons.
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    nice pic to show the blade wear/reactivity. I...

    nice pic to show the blade wear/reactivity. I would expect the black/burnt finish to be the thing helping you bkdc, but you def have enough wear via use that a major patina/rust could occur. Can...
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    good perspective, thanks. Should share a pic for...

    good perspective, thanks. Should share a pic for comparison! :)
  7. Alright never mind I can finish this again lol. ...

    Alright never mind I can finish this again lol. So I was a bit wrong above anyway 1+/7 is a bit more like 9 degrees, and we want to add therefore about 6.5 degrees per side. Now you could carry on...
  8. hi all! the 155 size Tanaka is really actually a...

    hi all! the 155 size Tanaka is really actually a winner, the size and especially shape is growing on me. I surfed some of my other favorite makers (in theory.. due to steel and process) and didn't...
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    330mate has a calendar somewhere linked of days...

    330mate has a calendar somewhere linked of days he's in a mine mining whetstones, color coded, and informs that his email schedule revolves around that (obviously not by a computer). And, it's a...
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    Agree w panda about the chippiness of the Gin, it...

    Agree w panda about the chippiness of the Gin, it is like WS#1 at a high temper. Altho he said VG, I guess not much dif despite the name.. here's VG-10 composition; its very close to Ginsanko. So...
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    I used a 700 grit sigma power carbon for new edge...

    I used a 700 grit sigma power carbon for new edge rough-in, and jumped straight to a natural finisher awase-to and was frankly stunned by how well that worked. Logically it shouldn't, but I have...
  12. I agree with MHLee about the deep scratches being...

    I agree with MHLee about the deep scratches being difficult to remove, but so it goes.. automotive refinishing adhesive-backed 120 is nice to work with if you put it on a flat tile or glass or...
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    Sigma Power Ceramic is a brand with a good...

    Sigma Power Ceramic is a brand with a good cutting power for all steels incl alloys, excellent price, great life, and supple awesome feel. silky death for steel. Comes w a wood base too if you...
  14. To answer my own question from earlier, from...

    To answer my own question from earlier, from poking around I learned quality laminated knives like Takeda's super blue steel line have been known to bend and stay bent and apparently it's consistent...
  15. interesting.. I didn't realize the nashiji...

    interesting.. I didn't realize the nashiji gyuto's existed til you inspired me to check elsewhere (than eBay) and I found them.. could you give a rough estimate of the blade thickness? the 155 is...
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    I agree with steven, sounds pretty dependent upon...

    I agree with steven, sounds pretty dependent upon the angle.. you could go for 50/50 regular edge and transition it more on the next go.. Rick is probably technically right but the angle is...
  17. Hey Dusty. In short, damn good. As I said I...

    Hey Dusty. In short, damn good. As I said I like the thinness of the knife, its "just so".. I've cut cabbage, garlic, ginger, onion, the basics, and its really really good, the best I've used.. but...
  18. Thx Brian my pleasure! Panda, thx for your...

    Thx Brian my pleasure!

    Panda, thx for your comment, just what I wanted to hear! Clarifies what I was interpreting while sharpening. The gumminess of the SS didn't stop me on any other stone...
  19. Thread: Muddy stones

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    Funny you should ask.. I just made a massive...

    Funny you should ask.. I just made a massive amount of mud today with my finisher "Awase To" from Japan Woodworker.. Grade #5 as opposed to 3 or 7. However, 3 may be similar (or even muddier?), but...
  20. Cheapest Tanaka (Nashiji) initial sharpening and review

    Although a lot of posts I've seen concern Masamoto's and Shigefusa's, I would simply not buy something like that without trying to find better values first, and in the process, learn some of the ins...
  21. Thread: First J-Knive

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    a warning on tanaka's though, the cheaper...

    a warning on tanaka's though, the cheaper varieties with the western style handle (what I can speak to).. if you have very big hands, the handle might seem too small. I can *almost palm a basketball...
  22. Thread: First J-Knive

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    not only the VG-10 but also the "nashiji" pattern...

    not only the VG-10 but also the "nashiji" pattern with "ginsanko" steel (silver steel #3) core is stainless clad. Silver steel is stainless itself with high chromium content and otherwise white...
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