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Old 09-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Deja vu all over again.

As you know, my recent visitor snaked my nakiri. Fortunately I have a spare which spent last evening in the freezer.

(Oh, I just called JWW and ordered a new 7-inch laminate gyuto and another bamboo cutting board--a tad wider--made by those same manufacturers. The gifts will arrive next week.)

It's rainy here in the Madison area, my work load is light today, but I have a service call to a salon tomorrow, so I intend to use the time provided.

Shortly I'm going to slip out of the cyber-world and descend into the craggy confines of the realm of swarf and hopelessness. If I survive, I'll have a toasty sharp new nakiri and more obscure stories to tell.

Away...!

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Gee, the first step took almost no time at all! The edge was very straight, and only had one little ding and a minor grinding error near the rounded tip.

No coarse(r) stones were even needed. I simply went ove the affected areas with a 320 stone and chucked the knife back into the freezer.

I'll fold some laundry now, have a second cuppa and be back on the stones to begin polishing in 45 minutes.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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Just got done with the stones. The polishing with glass and paste begins. I might be gone for a bit.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:29 PM   #4
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are you lonesome today chico? come on over, you can tell me how bad my knives are and have a cupa.


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Old 09-09-2008, 12:40 AM   #5
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Babe, it's been a day like a week and a half.

Under closer examination, I found the edge was a tad off center, closer to the left side than the right. Not a big deal, it's a laminate, and the layers are never a mirror image, or even the same knife to knife.

On top of that, I noticed some micro-scratches in the final polishing. It could have been a bad polishing tape or a rough edge on the glass.

I tore everything apart.

I called my supplier and a few glass companies, and then decided to use some diamond fixtures I already had to polish all of the edges on my polishing stones.

Then the knife was polished again.

About that time my wife came home, and I sliced up some red and yellow tomatoes for dinner. Yikes, these Japanese knives are sharp.

The only problem you might have is finding a clown who knows what he's doing...

(I had my doubts about mid-afternoon.)
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