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    Agreed. Properly prepared vegetables will lift...

    Agreed.
    Properly prepared vegetables will lift any meal.
    Even without bacon!

    And it helps you from looking like you'd fit right in on the biggest looser.
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    Different terms for vendors seems to be the gist...

    Different terms for vendors seems to be the gist of it...
    Other than that, pretty much the same thing with a similar name.
    A few faces from the past, i.e banned here, has resurfaced over there....
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    Sounds great:) My wife is much the same, albeit...

    Sounds great:)
    My wife is much the same, albeit slightly less successful most of the time...
    Anyways, I love the effort regardless of result:)
  4. In that range I use Chosera 400-600 and 800. All...

    In that range I use Chosera 400-600 and 800.
    All good stuff.

    I also use the 400 Suehiro Gokumyo Debado.
    This stone is not for all, it is very hard and much finer than the grit indicates.
    I'd...
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    Good advice above. Mostly;) I'm a leftie...

    Good advice above. Mostly;)

    I'm a leftie myself, so I have had to think thru this stuff too.

    One of the things I very early on discovered was that there are renowned makers out there that will...
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    Sharp is a highly relative term. One mans sharp...

    Sharp is a highly relative term.
    One mans sharp is another mans blunt.
    Toothy edges are the preferred edge for some, others prefer highly polished and fine toothed edges.
    Others have both,...
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    I use a few different progressions really. It...

    I use a few different progressions really.

    It is either:
    JNS 400
    400 Suehiro Gokumyo Debado
    2K Suehiro Gokumyo Debado
    6K Suehiro Gokumyo Debado
    13K Sigma Select II

    Or:
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    A diamond plate is my preferred weapon of choice....

    A diamond plate is my preferred weapon of choice.
    Depending on the stone needing cleaning, I'll use anything from a 140Grit to a 1200.
    Atoma or DMT are good choices. IMO
  9. I do one or two horizontal cuts, depending on...

    I do one or two horizontal cuts, depending on size of the onion.
    Not that I think it is all that needed per se, but it is fun using my tools for what they are worth:)
  10. Not even usable, eh? No disrespect man, but that...

    Not even usable, eh?
    No disrespect man, but that sounds pretty much like rubbish to me.
    I'm in no way arguing the findings of Mr. Martell or others regarding these two brands, I'm sure they have...
  11. Well, let's just hope a visitor or new member are...

    Well, let's just hope a visitor or new member are able to see thru the double standards in that.
    Imo, you review anything based on a set standard or you don't do it at all.

    If not, all this...
  12. More credible, yes. To me it would be just an...

    More credible, yes.
    To me it would be just an opinion amongst others.
    Well, an opinion from someone working the boards for as much cred as possible, as that is what puts food on your table at the...
  13. And this post would be the perfect example of why...

    And this post would be the perfect example of why speaking up can be such a difficult task for someone like the op.

    To those who haves hung around here for a while, the conflict between the op and...
  14. Reviews on actual products should be allowed...

    Reviews on actual products should be allowed imho.
    Be it good or bad.
    Meaning, this or that product handled personally.
    Going after vendors/makers on a general basis is to me not wanted nor...
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    I've always had a fascination for knives. As a...

    I've always had a fascination for knives.
    As a young boy I was out in the woods every day with my dog, whittling bark-boats and whatnot.
    Sharpening my tools became an obsession early on, I wanted...
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    I use a sink-bridge. That is put on a square...

    I use a sink-bridge.
    That is put on a square tray that I put on the table.
    So, I sit:)
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    The difference, as I stated in my post, is that...

    The difference, as I stated in my post, is that there is a difference between a rant and a well thought out review.
    Calling the OP a review is a big stretch in my book.
    He himself admitted to being...
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    Another perfect argument for a no vendor bashing...

    Another perfect argument for a no vendor bashing rule on all open forums..

    The OP was never about resolving anything, it was motivated by much less noble motives.
    Given the entire email...
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    :tease: One of the perks of running my own...

    :tease:

    One of the perks of running my own company is that I get to say that, not anyone else.
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    I'm 6'5" and does the same thing while using...

    I'm 6'5" and does the same thing while using regular height prep areas.
    Normally I will put my cutting board on the kitchen table and sit on a regular chair. That helps with the situation..
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    I'll do a couple with my Shigs and Kato's :)

    I'll do a couple with my Shigs and Kato's :)
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    I'm a proper tree-hugger, and loves my 2012...

    I'm a proper tree-hugger, and loves my 2012 Prius.
    Traded it for a 2009 Prius 2 years ago.
    Before that Mercedes was my thing, had 11 in total if memory serves me right.
    As I'm getting older I'm...
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    I would have to pick my Shigefusa wa-handled...

    I would have to pick my Shigefusa wa-handled cleaver.
    I'm really not a cleaver-guy, but that thing has impressed me during use this fall👍
    I'm on my cell right now, so no pics this time. Sorry
  24. Thread: Fake stones

    by Birnando
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    There have been a few instances of this in my...

    There have been a few instances of this in my main hobby as well.
    Quite a few straight razor shavers are very much into JNats, and in that area we have seen a few with counterfeit stamps.
    We were...
  25. Thread: PayPal

    by Birnando
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    Any ad that says anything about "net to me" or...

    Any ad that says anything about "net to me" or add x % in paypal fees I simply ignore.
    There are plenty of sellers out there that will handle their sales according to the ToS they agreed upon when...
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