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    Question about a huge mod on #6 tojiro pro.

    So after seeing Dave's work on the hiromoto that got thinned out I figured I would try doing this on the cleaver to make it look bad ass. I started working on it using a green carbide stone which works about as fast as a well you get the point. At the current moment I am wondering if someone has any ideas on how to improve the geometry to make it more streamlined since these knives come with a pretty distinct V bevel.

    Kinda like they only cut a V at about an inch from the edge and the rest is pretty thick, I want to make it look like it has no bevels and also would like to thin out the cladding to make it look more extreme. So any hints, suggestions or what not are welcome. The last resource would be shipping it to TK, just don't tell him cause he don't know about it.

    PS... anyone know how to put pics into this thing? I tried doing the attach thing and surprise! it isn't there.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/rael.pt...72500637259538
    https://picasaweb.google.com/rael.pt...72502734201410
    Last edited by memorael; 10-05-2011 at 09:30 PM. Reason: Pics wouldn't show.

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    If you send it to TK, you should probably not expect anything good back and just hope for the best. I'm pretty sure he hasn't worked on something that large and he has a little belt sander. Don't you owe him a nice stone, anyway?

    Back to your question... I'd just grind down the shoulders and smooth it out all the way up the side of the knife with a diamond plate. It would prob only take a week or so.

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    I don't see the pictures...

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    I'm in the process of thinning my Kagayaki cleaver right now...doing with a DMT

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    I am thinking TK probably knows his knives

    About the stone... You mean the one with the pretty bubblegum pink slurry that turns purple once you sharpen on it? Its the shizzney, you should definitely come on over to try it out

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    A question on removal of the cladding... Can we ever remove too much?

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    yeah if the steel is really thin, depends on the knife and its a case to case thing really.

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    Could not one simply hire/beg/borrow/steal a belt sander?

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    I suppose depending on your type of friends.. If I calculate my cost per usage of my tools, it is high. I am more than happy to lend to my friends ( provided it is returned on time) so that I have the privilege of using it whenever i want/ need to. Sx, they pop over to use it...

    It still cost money and time to drive, pay for parking and repeat the process when it is returned.

    If it is not going to break the bank.. i would purchase it.... All the spines of my knives have been smoothened.. just for the heck of it.. So if I calc. cost per usage for each knife.. quite comforting... . Besides, it was a passage for me as I tried sharpening and honing on a belt grinder and went back to stones....

    rgds

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    Right click on your full size pictures in Picasa, click "copy image url", then paste that here in the field that pops up when you click the "insert image" button.

    As for your thinning/bevel blending, I will repost this video again:
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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