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  1. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Why overcomplicate ?:)
    It works as a glue as well, it protects from humidity and it looks deeper and nicer with some extra- layers. And you know, the word " overcomplicate" for guys using...
  2. Yep, Moscow. Sorry, man, it's 600 long. I have...

    Yep, Moscow.
    Sorry, man, it's 600 long. I have no idea why i thought it was 800.. But they are good!
    I needed the second one in cherry, but you had no cherrywood available at that time and i took...
  3. Hi, Andrey, welcome here! Today i was surprised...

    Hi, Andrey, welcome here!
    Today i was surprised to find you here- i " promote" you among my friends explaining that there is a good company there in Izhevsk/Russia making it! And the level is high! ...
  4. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Exactly! The wax inside could be responsible for it! That's why better to take the flakes or the reliable ready-to-use product. All the stones i've lacquered have a really hard coat on, and the water...
  5. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Hi, TaJ Reg lacquering: the shellack gets hard...

    Hi, TaJ
    Reg lacquering: the shellack gets hard normally during 24 hours. I put 3-5 layers to get the completely sure result. And, what's more important, i do it just with ca 1 hour distance between...
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    Guys, just to continue: everyone should have a...

    Guys, just to continue: everyone should have a lot of good Jnats, and better be rich and healthy!
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    Nothing special, i just sharpen all my knives not...

    Nothing special, i just sharpen all my knives not in V- grind( almost all , i leave some for sone tasks) , i slightly " curve" by changing the angle at the final stage of the sharpening movement and...
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    And again, the original handles are really UGLY :)

    And again, the original handles are really UGLY :)
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    228042280522803 Hey guys, I have both versions...

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    Hey guys,
    I have both versions ( the Hiromoto biggest Santoku in Aogami Super and a biggest Gyuto 270 mm in Shirogami, limited edition)
    I can compare with many knives: i have 30+...
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    My Kuri Kogatana Maker

    The Kuri Kogatana is superb! Really nice F&F!
    Gets quick dull due to it's shape, but the resharpening is a piece of cake. What's funny: due to it's size it can be resharpen on small Tomonaguras! ...
  11. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Sure, an Ikarashi i coarser, i would agree , like...

    Sure, an Ikarashi i coarser, i would agree , like 1000-2000 grit range. IMHO Tsushima is even finer, then Aoto, the difference isn't huge, but it is there. I noticed they cut better when the angle is...
  12. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Very good explanation indeed. Reg Aoto: i have 2...

    Very good explanation indeed.
    Reg Aoto: i have 2 stones, they look almost the same, same stickers on sides, same size, but completely different! The soft one and the hard one, the muddy one and the...
  13. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Nothing is wrong here: everybody can use all what...

    Nothing is wrong here: everybody can use all what he wants to use, sure. It depends really on what is sufficient for you. The Jnat story is often more like the " holy dance around the fire", then...
  14. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: The coarser stones are needed when the knives are...

    The coarser stones are needed when the knives are really dull- i have a wide range of naturals ( starting from Amakusa) and really good synthetics. Why to allow the knives to get so dull the one can...
  15. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: You know, a good Black Tsushima Nagura + an Aoto...

    You know, a good Black Tsushima Nagura + an Aoto ( the hard one from JNS) is a very good solution!
    Not so expensive, work good, both work good, really. The Tsushima is huge! Full size, very homogen,...
  16. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Great, and congratulations! Very nice brick of...

    Great, and congratulations!
    Very nice brick of joy! It will last a life. Such a stone in such a size is hard to come by nowadays... And it costs a fortune..a full 24 size! Great one, glad for you....
  17. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    One more question: have you already thought how to clean the diamond plate after? If the base of the previous lacquer is gummy/ pitchy, that will not be that easy, i have some experience :(:(:(. Of...
  18. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Agree!!! Some other idea to use: just to scratch...

    Agree!!! Some other idea to use: just to scratch it with the sandpaper for better contact and cover it with shellack!
    I do it with some old stones ( all my good old-stock stones come already...
  19. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Great! So you don't know for now which type of...

    Great! So you don't know for now which type of lacquer has your stone, right? I would say- try to use your isopropyl to see if it can dissolve your existing lacquer- just on one side. If not- then...
  20. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Yehh!! Welcome to the shellack club!!:):)

    Yehh!! Welcome to the shellack club!!:):)
  21. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: :):):)

    :):):)
  22. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: 22648 2-3 coats. Medium color intensity. Reg...

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    2-3 coats. Medium color intensity.
    Reg Aoto- i do not follow this kind of fashion :) - the reason why to leave the sticker is simple:
    - it was on- so it's a kind of existing reinforcement,...
  23. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: 22630 Lacquering in progress..:)

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    Lacquering in progress..:)
  24. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Voilą! It works very good with shellack from Rustin's. Just one layer done, looks good, tomorrow will check it with some water. It comes into the cracks as well, so no need to use the rice paper, i...
  25. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Sticky: Don't forget to show it here! Glad for you, i...

    Don't forget to show it here! Glad for you, i love Ohiras, i have almost all types of them. ( Suitas, Tomae, Uchigumori ets). Great stones. Congratulations!!
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