Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:51 am
Reading through some of the threads posted here, it seems to me that a sharpening stone pass around might be a good thing.
I know I have the following stones that I would be happy to pass around.
King 1000/6k combo stone
Am also getting some naturals in that I could pass around.
Anyone like this idea? Anyone got some stones they could pass?
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:35 am
Sounds good to me but I have little to offer -
Shapton Pro 320
Shapton Pro 2k
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:04 pm
Also got a balsa strop loaded with chromium oxide to pass around.
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:23 am
Only thing is stone's can be tricky to send. If they're not 100% dry they seem to crack a lot when being shipped. I don't know if it's a fluck on my end or what...but I've had 2 crack....both were perma-soak stones and were shipped the day after taking out of water.
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:51 pm
Adam.....Cracking.... Good to know.... Will make sure to ship well dry and well packed.
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:28 pm
"Only thing is stone's can be tricky to send. If they're not 100% dry they seem to crack a lot when being shipped. I don't know if it's a fluck on my end or what...but I've had 2 crack....both were perma-soak stones and were shipped the day after taking out of water."
A new word? Like a frigging fluke. I kind of like it. Like fugly
When I get my naturals from Japan, Tanaka-san INSISTS on letting the stones dry for this very reason - plus they weigh more still not dry. And they wet the surrounding material, warping the boxes they are in.
A good point to emphasize!
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:13 pm
It may have something to do with an airplane and pressure, too. If they are in the cargo hold, unpressurized, water in the stone may wreck some havoc! I know Lithium batteries need to be in some sort of case to control expansion so they don't explode in luggage or something?
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