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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
Good to see you all again. That's exactly right Bart, the fever has died down, but that doesn't mean that I don't have those nights where I stay awake thinking about shaving and honing. :blink: Things have actually been going exceptionally well here, but Christmas has been killing me. I'm a backroom weeney at Target, and there's nothin quite like going to work at 2am to backstock 12 pallets of motherf*ckin toys! :w00t:

I've actually been looking to try out a J-stone, but it looks like it's going to be a while. Yamashita-san is so backed up who knows when I'll get a response. Around here I'd probably just end up standing in the corner all by my lonesome with my 'special' stone. :lol:


Did I miss anything exciting besides the annual pilgrimage to the motherland?

Justin
2010-11-19 20:59
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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
icondanjared:
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


It's funny as hell you should list that site because I happen to be a connoisseur of various teas, and it was from that site that I found out about B&B and started shaving with a DE. Then of course I ended up on SRP and then Coticule.be. Some of the big guys over at B&B post there.

And I guess I'll never get my Japanese stone now!
2010-11-19 21:04
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iconjustin:
icondanjared:
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


It's funny as hell you should list that site because I happen to be a connoisseur of various teas, and it was from that site that I found out about B&B and started shaving with a DE. Then of course I ended up on SRP and then Coticule.be. Some of the big guys over at B&B post there.

And I guess I'll never get my Japanese stone now!


It's also funny that you mention this, as this is the same thing that happened to me!
2010-11-20 23:48
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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
Haha, I've actually read your blog thanks. I can't quite remember but don't you mention on your blog that you live in Lansing, MI? I'm from Indian River up in the Petosky-Mackinaw area. I was planning on going to Michigan State but then I moved out to the Wild Wild West over here in the Wasatch mountains. I actually have some really good friends that go there. Isn't it funny how the world works?

P.S Nice avatar :lol:
2010-11-22 21:52
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iconjustin:
Haha, I've actually read your blog thanks. I can't quite remember but don't you mention on your blog that you live in Lansing, MI? I'm from Indian River up in the Petosky-Mackinaw area. I was planning on going to Michigan State but then I moved out to the Wild Wild West over here in the Wasatch mountains. I actually have some really good friends that go there. Isn't it funny how the world works?

P.S Nice avatar :lol:


It's actually funnier that you have read my blog, as I think you're one of a handful! :lol:

I don't live in Lansing, but I do live further east.

I haven't been out your way since I was a young boy, but I still have a few Petosky stones! I'll never forget the gorgeous scenery, either. I've known at least a handful of people who graduated from State. Talk about a small world!

Sorry everyone else for derailing!
2010-11-24 10:09
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kinematic
Posts: 78
I just read about the price of coticules going up. Ardennes will loose a lot of customers amongst woodworkers, that's for sure. A carpenter who uses a sharpening stone as a tool will never pay these kind of prices.
2010-11-25 18:23
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Paul
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From: United States
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iconkinematic:
I just read about the price of coticules going up. Ardennes will loose a lot of customers amongst woodworkers, that's for sure. A carpenter who uses a sharpening stone as a tool will never pay these kind of prices.


You may be right, but even at "these kind of prices" they represent a good value, IMHO. Considering they are currently only meeting 1/2 the world wide demand (if my memory serves me), I'm sure they'll be fine :)
Paul
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it" - Greg Anderson
my blog- and it works again :p
2010-11-25 18:39
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janivar123
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Strange that they meet only 1/2 of the demand when anyone can order:blink:
2010-11-25 20:20
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
iconjanivar123:
Strange that they meet only 1/2 of the demand when anyone can order:blink:


Try to place an order for a specific size of a specific layer. Chances are real that they just don't have it available.

There is a long waiting list for resellers. Maurice has shown me an order that he had to turn down, because there was no way he could fulfill it. On the order list I saw mostly large rectangular hones. The price increase on the new price list concerns mainly those large formats. I think the people of Ardennes are smart enough to follow the rules of supply and demand.

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)
2010-11-25 22:19
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kinematic
Posts: 78
There is a positive side to the price going up. My size 9 La Veinette bout wich is almost rectangular is going to be worth may more than I paid for it :D
2010-11-25 23:00
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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
iconkinematic:
I just read about the price of coticules going up. Ardennes will loose a lot of customers amongst woodworkers, that's for sure. A carpenter who uses a sharpening stone as a tool will never pay these kind of prices.


Maybe I'm just being naive but I'm curious as to why you say this. If it is necessary for a carpenter to have a sharpening stone to do his work why would he not buy one?
2010-11-27 20:13
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
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iconjustin:
iconkinematic:
I just read about the price of coticules going up. Ardennes will loose a lot of customers amongst woodworkers, that's for sure. A carpenter who uses a sharpening stone as a tool will never pay these kind of prices.


Maybe I'm just being naive but I'm curious as to why you say this. If it is necessary for a carpenter to have a sharpening stone to do his work why would he not buy one?

I think that no matter how much someone may like a particular tool, there will always be a price level at which he'd start to consider cheaper alternatives. I would love to drive a Volvo, but I don't, because that desire is not important enough to me to spend my money on one. I am a woodworker and a straight razor user, and even if I take my woodworking more seriously than my shaving, I find the edge that touches my face more important than the edge that planes my wood. And that determines the kind of money I'm willing to spend on that edge.

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)
2010-11-28 16:00