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    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
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    Yeah...same here. Man, is it ever fun! I figure this is a good size to try out some "real grinding", before I make a gyuto. Next, I'll profile a parer and a 165-180mm petty. We'll have to see how these turn out
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    Very nice work Tom!

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    I wanted to get your opinions on my first parer profile. It still needs to be HTd, but I wanted an opinion or 20
    The DT parer thread made me decide I should post this after all.
    Thanks guys

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    I like the profile. What's the edge length and height at heel?

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    Thanks, Rick. The edge length is 92mm, and 17mm at the heel. I do plan on shortening it up to about 85mm for better edge to handle ratio. I also have to drill the pin holes, now that I think about it.
    09/06

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    Looks solid to me Lefty. Are you going to dedicate these to southpaws?
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    Looks good to me too.... but it's going to be real hard to put a wa on that funny shaped tang

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    Mike, I don't know how I missed your comment. Haha. I'm sure we can think of something(?)

    Just a little update (if anyone cares) on my pettys. They're HT'd and I started on one of them. I had it nice and thin BTE, then I held it up to inspect it and I blew out a small portion about an inch in front of the heel. I had to take it back a couple mills and now it's looking pretty fat. Gotta go thin it out all over again. I'm learning a lot from this...Mainly that grinding is frustrating, relaxing and hypnotic all at once...well, that and that I'm pretty sure my neighbors have determined that the firefighter down the street has finally lost his mind.
    09/06

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