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    Quote Originally Posted by jannend View Post
    Phip,

    That's far from being done...
    Mine has about 60 hours on stone....

    The measurment of what you have provided on mimne is as follows

    1/8 inch 0.020
    1/4 inch 0.027
    1/2 inch 0.042

    here's the photo of it...

    RRLover, excuse my lapse in manners in my last post and failure to thank you for the detail you provided. I'm quite grateful for your specific information and the picture. Gives me a much better idea of where I need to head.

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    Phip,

    I did all that by hand and stone...

    Cut the bevel on Beston 500/700 don't try it on naniwa omura, it's like the knife is flattening the stone... I used up one on this and not much was done...

    Then on to 3k--8k--15k for finishing it...

    I only thin the knife when I am sharpening it, so it took me almost 2 years to this stage.

    It's a slight convex grind on the blade.

    By the way, it's going to get some new shoes in 2 weeks time...

    I am done on thinning this, maybe more polishing on it.

    On the other hand, it will be like a 30 minutes job on a belt sander...

    I just like to do manual work.

    if you search the forum, you will see the takagi from rrolver was done about 1/2 an hour.

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    My specific information was to send it to a Pro.The blade has great potential but I feel burning up stones removing stock would cost more then having a Pro tune it up right.Just my opinion.

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    I love a good project, but I'm not sure about these.
    Way to go on gettin it done, etc, but it's an insane amount of work to get a good knife out of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I love a good project, but I'm not sure about these.
    Way to go on gettin it done, etc, but it's an insane amount of work to get a good knife out of this.
    I agree. Unless I was very comfortable with a grinder I wouldn't want to try and fix it that way either.
    Sending it to a pro is how I would go about fixing it.

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    I'm a bigger fan of getting a piece of steel and seeing what can be done with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I'm a bigger fan of getting a piece of steel and seeing what can be done with it
    Touché.

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    To me, there's a lot to learn thru repetition--even if it's hours and hours. As an apprentice potter, I learned that few things taught so much about form and efficient movement than having to throw a couple hundred of the "exact" same thing. Those were lessons that couldn't be learned vicariously; it was tactile and intuitive, so it required doing it to learn it. I take that attitude into this knife project. And one thing is for sure, this knife is so stubborn hard that I don't think I'm going to hurt it. If and when I tire of the project, I can turn it over or send it to a pro.

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    Phip, you're definitely right. Keep at it and show us the final product!
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    Thank you all for the advice and encouragement. By the time I get the Takagi worked up I should have a new camera and the ability to share pictures of my success.

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