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Stone / strop pass around.

Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:51 pm

Hi guys.

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.

Arashiyama 6k
Rika 5k
Bestor 1.2k
King 1000/6k combo stone
Latte 400

Am also getting some naturals in that I could pass around.

Anyone like this idea? Anyone got some stones they could pass?

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:35 pm

Sounds good to me but I have little to offer -

Shapton Pro 320
Shapton Pro 2k
Arashiyama 1k
Arashiyama 6k

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Also got a balsa strop loaded with chromium oxide to pass around.

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:23 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.

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:51 pm

Adam.....Cracking.... Good to know.... Will make sure to ship well dry and well packed.

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:28 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!

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Ken

Re: Stone / strop pass around.

Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:13 am

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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