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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
It took a really long time. Thankfully, patience... or perseverance... or something;) ... is one of my better character traits.

Seriously though, with a heavy slurry, not as long as I thought it would take. It's hard to say exactly, certainly not more than an hour, and probably much less.


The stone is a 6"x2" (150x50mm) so it's a good size. And as thick as the Dickens... so I wasn't too worried about wearing it out. That and it only cost me something like $8.00.
2010-10-28 01:21
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
Nick, If you ever decide to sell off your BBW, let me know. I'd like to get one for my chisels and such.
2010-10-28 01:23
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
Chris: Are you sure it's a Thury and not one of those MST "German water stones" that Timber Tools mistakenly calls a Thury?

Also, I'll sell you my BBW if you'd like, now that I know I have a good BBW on my Pike combo. My big BBW is 8"x3". I got it for $60 and will ship it off to you for the same.
2010-10-28 01:32
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
Please try to keep sale transactions in private or in the Marketplace.

Kind regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2010-10-28 01:41
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
Honestly, Jared, I'm not sure of anything. It's a vintage hone I got at a yearly antique fair from a guy who had a bunch of shaving stuff.
It seems to meet all the criteria of Thüringer hones, and leaves a truly sharp edge on a razor, so I'm at least positive it's a very fine grit hone.

I've found the old thread I started when I first got it, here:http://www.coticule.be/the-cafeteria/topic/522.html
The third post shows a photo of it.
When I got it, it was covered in a very thick layer of crap, and showed all kinds of signs of abuse, so i'm at least sure it's vintage.
And, now that I'm thinking of it, I did buy a 4"x1" MST hone from Ian (SliceOfLife) months ago, and the edge that my vintage leaves was more finely polished, so I sold off the little one and kept this one. Other than colour, they seemed to be a very similar stone.
2010-10-28 01:51
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
iconBart:
Please try to keep sale transactions in private or in the Marketplace.

Kind regards,
Bart.


Sorry, my mistake.:blush:
2010-10-28 01:52
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
My apologies, Bart.
2010-10-28 02:02
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
Right now I love my bbw and I don't own a combo..yet...
2010-10-28 04:23
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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
iconBart:

But... give me the right La Dressante... hmm.....
;)


Like mine? :P I still sneak around here from time to time. :sneaky: I don't think I could have a better stone, but those Les Lats do look interesting.
2010-11-15 08:35
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
iconjustin:
iconBart:

But... give me the right La Dressante... hmm.....
;)


Like mine? :P I still sneak around here from time to time. :sneaky: I don't think I could have a better stone, but those Les Lats do look interesting.


Justin! How are you my friend?
I fully comprehend that for the majority of "straight shaving" men, the initial fevere settles down after a while into the daily delight of a skillful shave, without the need to share or discuss it endlessly with the similar inclined. But still I'm thrilled whenever one of our pioneer members drops by to say hi.
I hope all is well in, Salt Lake City, was it, right?

With kindest regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2010-11-15 22:46
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
Justin!!!!

Big man Hug my friend, how you doing long time no see, missed ya

Ralfson (Dr)
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
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2010-11-15 22:52
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
And things get even more exciting for people in the US. Apparently packages over 16oz (453g) cannot come into the US for the time being, as someone on B&B found out:
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showpost.php?p=2563141&postcount=266

Edit: Actually, upon further research, apparently that's only for packages originating from Japan. So don't be buying any Japanese natural stones from Japan for the time being! ;) But this is coticule.be, right?
[Last edited by danjared, 2010-11-16 01:38]
2010-11-16 01:29
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
hhhmmmm. Google's not turning anything up. I've been firing packages off left right and center over the past week.... haven't heard a word.
Is that the only reference you've got to it, Jared?
2010-11-16 01:37
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
I just made an edit. I found some references to this but nothing official yet. Here's something useful I found: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&p=177943
2010-11-16 01:39
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
Oh good. Thanks. Sounds like it's just a Japanese Postal thing. One more way they ensure the can get every fee and tax dollar they can, I'm sure. Not good for anyone dealing with small vendors there, or for the vendors there.
2010-11-16 01:53