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Old 09-01-2011, 02:57 AM
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Those bits would be good for sharpening lawn mower blades.
Do you have lawn mowers in Japan?
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What happened? Did you drop it, or did it have an 'accident'?

Now, I'm worried. The only thing I can't say the Sigmas stand up to is impact damage. Anything else is fine.

Stu, who keeps a set of Sigmas in the freezer...
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Those bits would be good for sharpening lawn mower blades.
Do you have lawn mowers in Japan?
What's a lawn?

Most actual patches of grass I've seen here are small enough to be trimmed with a pair of manicure scissors OR you need a tractor to trim them.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:09 AM
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What happened? Did you drop it, or did it have an 'accident'?

Now, I'm worried. The only thing I can't say the Sigmas stand up to is impact damage. Anything else is fine.

Stu, who keeps a set of Sigmas in the freezer...
It just walked off the table...honest some kind of Kamikaze shapton thing going on in my workshop

I promise to take care of the Sigma's, no worries
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:12 AM
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What's a lawn?

Most actual patches of grass I've seen here are small enough to be trimmed with a pair of manicure scissors OR you need a tractor to trim them.
Grass doesn't seem to do too well around these parts...the little of the stuff I've seen is just shrivelled up brown stuff I do miss open fields of grass
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:50 AM
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I thought I remembered seeing a good bit of grass in Nara,
but it looks like they let the deer take care of it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:19 AM
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I think most of the grass lands are up north. I know down here in Fukuoka, it's a rare sight. Mostly of the kids playing or recreational land is just sand/dirt.. It's low maintanence and deals with the hot summers better.
Even if I take a drive in to the mountain areas, grass is rare. It's usually rice fields, bamboo and cedar areas. Very little in the way of open grass lands.
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Anyway...

Hey, Stu. Why do you keep the stones in your freezer?
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Because I can.

Actually, it's because the stones do need soaking I'm keeping them in wait for when someone says "Soaking stones are bad because if the water freezes, the stones crumble".

That, and most stones are quite fragile. Witness Okami's Shapton now shattered (common), I've got reports of Chosera cracking when they're dried too quickly, Kings crumble when frozen, etc, etc.

But the Sigma ceramic don't do any of that. They're tough, and I need to do the worst to them to make sure. Sigma have told me that they're tough, but I need to be sure for my own piece of mind.

That's all.

And because I can.

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Those bits would be good for sharpening lawn mower blades.
Lawn mower blades are the main reason God created the Tormek.

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:15 PM
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One of them must have escaped, because it was having lunch in my yard yesterday.
(sorry... pouring rain + dirty window + one-handed shooting while on phone + moving critter = really crappy photo)





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Clever deer! Built a raft of twigs to cross the Pacific. I'm impressed.

But, I don't get how it works on grass...


PS What's with the white period?
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