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 Post subject: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:17 am 

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So, there is a pretty minor chip on the tip of my Shig. I have Shapton 500, 1000, 4000 and 8000 grit stones. Below is a pic of the damage. I'm very new to the system, so any recommendations on how best to repair the damage would be very much appreciated:

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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:53 am 

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Since it is infinitesimal I would just ignore it and let it disappear with sharpenings. Anything (much) more severe is best fixed by removing metal from the spine down


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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:45 am 

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That's definitely good to hear and will follow the advice. Hasn't affected performance in any meaningful way, but the flaw still chaffs my sack



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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Chip I agree with TDS, I believe over time with routine sharpening's the very minor chip in the tip of your Shig will eventually disappear. But as far as tip repair, I recommend this method.


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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:00 pm 

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Awesome, thanks Todd!



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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:46 am 
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Use your 500 stone in the manner already described - taking it from the top, edge trailing. Use the side of the stone ideally so you don't need to lap the stone when you finished (even an EP sized stone if it's a thick one). Using a DMT or Atoma will wear the area on the plate excessively. Doable but not ideal. This is an easy repair and not having a good tip is too annoying to put up with. On a 60 grit Nubatama this is just a couple of strokes.





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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:45 pm 

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Great, thanks Ken, will give it a spin this afternoon!



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 Post subject: Re: Small tip chip
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:54 pm 

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Ken and Hutch thx for the tips and videos, i have one little chip to fix.


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