A buddy and I went to the knife shop today where the display cabinet and the shadow box that I made are. (Again thanks Paul) They also sell straight razors and all sorts of manly man shaving stuff. Or if you are like me and prefer to avoid shaving and just grow a beard, there is also manly man beard grooming stuff. Anyways, while we were there I snapped a picture of the shadow box in its new home.
That’s right Miley… hands off the twerking knives!!!
I made the box for the store in exchange for store credit. I picked out an 8000g Naniwa While Pearl ceramic water stone.
Not cheap. I have been using ceramic stones for a while now (mostly Imanishi) and I think they are leaps and bounds better then King and Norton. But because the Naniwa is also a ceramic, they should be about the same? I am told that Naniwa puts something into their compound before it is baked (magnesium?) and then after it is baked the stone is actually harder than the other ceramic stones, and this will last longer and not dish as fast. So far I have only honed a few edges with it and so far I really, really like it. I spent the rest of my store credit on beard shampoo and conditioner.
I am also really close to finishing a really sweet bubinga music box. All that is left it to install the stopper pin and its done. But alas… I guess I need to post the video to youtube first and link to it? I will figure that out later…