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Thread: Hi from new member - Doug8066 from New Zealand

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    Thank you all

    Thanks everyone for your cordial welcome.
    Yes I might be the first Kiwi member of the forum. For those interested, our weather here is late Spring, and not very good. Unusually stormy and cool. You would have to talk to Baramoondy (spelling?) to get reports on summer weather. He lives in the tropics
    Can someone please tell me, how long has this forum been going?

    Thanks

    Doug

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    Hello, Doug! Welcome!

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    Senior Member ChiliPepper's Avatar
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    Hey mate, great to find another kiwi here I just "officially" joined myself!
    I thought I'd seen you before on other forums! still a great fan of multi-step stropping?

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    greetings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiliPepper View Post
    Hey mate, great to find another kiwi here I just "officially" joined myself!
    I thought I'd seen you before on other forums! still a great fan of multi-step stropping?
    Hi Chilli,
    Yes, that's me. Actually what I was doing was playing around/experimenting with different abrasives and substrates. That was many months ago, and I'm still playing around. Good quality Chromiun Oxide powder 0.5micron on hard leather is probably as good as anything. I have a big pot of CrO powder that I bought from Dave Martell a couple of years ago. I have enough to last me 3 or 4 lifetimes.
    Diamond paste on cheap artist particle board or on balsa wood also works well, but is messy. Or you could go the expesive route and buy a Shapton Glasstone 30,000 grit and never need to strop.
    BTW - my normal finishing stone is a Naniwa SS 10,000 or Shapton Pro 15,000. After using these, the knives are very very sharp, but stropping still makes a difference.
    Lovely sunny day here in Palmy North. About time
    Regards
    Doug

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