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by shevitz
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?

for the wife...

Takamura Chromax gyuto 210
by shevitz
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to sharpen a single bevel knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: How to sharpen a single bevel knife.

I'm curious about the microbevel. He does seem to put one on. I'm struggling with whether to do this myself. In principle I like the idea of a zero grind, but I recently sharpened my Young Samarai yanagiba to a zero grind. It took a few hours to get it flat. (I didn't want to go as course as an atom...
by shevitz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any coffee fans?
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Any coffee fans?

I would be interested but shipping is seemingly a killer. Your base price is great. I'm in NM and got $10 for estimated shipping which nearly doubles the cost. Can you check flat rate or other alternatives?

thanks,
Danny
by shevitz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show Your Home Kitchen!
Replies: 58
Views: 1493

Re: Show Your Home Kitchen!

still not seeing it. How do you hang wine glasses if not on a shelf? Do you have a picture or a link?
by shevitz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show Your Home Kitchen!
Replies: 58
Views: 1493

Re: Show Your Home Kitchen!

we are also remodeling our kitchen now. We are going with a minimal cabinet design. Lowers only to the extent possible. Could you post some links for hanging space ideas. Shelving is pretty straightforward :-). I only heard about this a couple days ago but don't really know what's out there.
by shevitz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J-nat addiction. I just might have a problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: J-nat addiction. I just might have a problem.

way cool. Looks like some kind of mudstone or shale, like I used to see lying around the cliffs of Santa Barbara, but it's probably much harder.

Do post photos when you are done.
by shevitz
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)

PHUG's are pretty cheap, way less than Jnat's. The largest 8"x3"x1.25" is about $50. It is super hard (it rings) and fine and slow, *unless* it follow an ozuku. Then it works like magic.
by shevitz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)

Mine is a little bigger and a little thinner but you should have plenty of working area for a straight. You could finish with the ozuku, or I find that the chinese 12K follows this perfectly. The chinese 12 or PHUG, is supposed to be a slow stone, but the ozuku leaves the perfect edge to start on th...
by shevitz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: WTS Ozuku Asagi (Koppa)

I bought the last one available on CKTG and can vouch that these are awesome! It is very hard and fine. I only use it for straight razors, but for that purpose it can't be beat. GLWS.

Danny
by shevitz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Aoto
Replies: 1
Views: 139

WTB Aoto

Just throwing this out there... I anyone has an aoto they want to get rid of, contact me and let's see if we can work something out. Of particular interest are the special purchase aotos that Mark got. I missed that and would have been all over it but was out of contact. Not your cup of tea, I'd lov...
by shevitz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 57
Views: 1454

Re: How do you store your stones?

If your garage isn't climate controlled it may very well be the reason your stones crack. If there is a big temperature difference in your garage and where you sharpen that can be a contributing factor too. Possibly. My garage is unheated, but it doesn't freeze. I assumed that would be good enough....
by shevitz
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushroom season is on!!
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Mushroom season is on!!

I still hate all of you ;) . I got absolutely no mushrooms this year. It was miserably dry through mid July and then still not much. I also lost my beater car so I couldn't go to the remote sites looking... Congrats, they look great. Hen of Woods or maitake is one of my favorites. It doesn't grow ar...
by shevitz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do these have a use in the kitchen?
Replies: 31
Views: 844

Re: Do these have a use in the kitchen?

Disrespectful children?
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

most of my hairlines are cracked from about 1/2" in to the edge. This stone is the only one that is cracked all the way to the center of the stone, and again it is displaced enough that it feels uneven with my fingers even after flattening.
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

Finally got a (lousy) photo of the stone in question. This is the older chosera 2K. These are not spider cracks. The cracks are displaced and go most of the way through the stone. The worst spot is the 3 way crack near the middle of the stone farthest to the right in the photo. You can feel them whe...
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 57
Views: 1454

Re: How do you store your stones?

datster wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 am

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Unbelievably gorgeous stone. Love that renge. Must have cost a pretty penny. Was that one of Mark's special uchigumori?

Danny
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 57
Views: 1454

Re: How do you store your stones?

On their edges on a nonslip mat on a wire shelf in the garage to make sure they get plenty of air circulation to promote even drying and not mold. Maybe they dry too fast and that's why my stones crack... I really don't know

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by shevitz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

I have 400, 1K,2K,3K. All have cracks. The 400, 1K and 3K are of no consequence. The 2K is a different story. At this point I don't want to use the stone. the cracks feel displaced. I can feel them as I run my finger over the stone. I don't want to run an edge over them. The other stones are fine. I...
by shevitz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 210mm
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 210mm

I bought one of these from round 2 and like it quite a lot. FF was fine on mine, but I'm curious if there is any difference in F&F between the last round and this one.
by shevitz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A POLISHING WHETSTONE... LIKE NO OTHER
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: A POLISHING WHETSTONE... LIKE NO OTHER

The polishing stone looks like gypsum.