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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisl View Post
    Japanese waterstones interest me greatly as well, but as a self confessed hopelessly addicted HAD sufferer (much much more than RAD oddly enough) I have purposely stayed away from them. There are so many types and the costs seem to easily escalate into the astronomical. In order to save my marriage, I've decided that I have to stay away from those beautiful stones that make me ga-ga just looking at all of them.

    Maybe someone will be very evil and tell me the costs are not very high for an excellent polishing stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisl View Post
    Japanese waterstones interest me greatly as well, but as a self confessed hopelessly addicted HAD sufferer (much much more than RAD oddly enough) I have purposely stayed away from them. There are so many types and the costs seem to easily escalate into the astronomical. In order to save my marriage, I've decided that I have to stay away from those beautiful stones that make me ga-ga just looking at all of them.

    Maybe someone will be very evil and tell me the costs are not very high for an excellent polishing stone.

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    This is the most complete J stones listing I have found.
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/s-kawai/toisi_hanbai.html

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    All the text on that page is displaying as question marks on my browser (????????)

    I can see the pictures though, and they look nice.

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    Well;

    Mine arrived literally just as I needed to leave for the weekend. I had time to unwrap them and put them away.

    Pics to come and I will let everyone know how they work for me. Unfortunately one of the stones (the softer) must be lapped on the top surface which will destroy the stamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russel Baldridge View Post
    All the text on that page is displaying as question marks on my browser (????????)

    I can see the pictures though, and they look nice.
    The question marks are for the Japanese characters your computer can't figure out how to display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGS View Post
    Well;

    Mine arrived literally just as I needed to leave for the weekend. I had time to unwrap them and put them away.

    Pics to come and I will let everyone know how they work for me. Unfortunately one of the stones (the softer) must be lapped on the top surface which will destroy the stamps.
    JGS - is there any way you can lap the bottom instead? I lapped the top of mine to get it level and rubbed off the stamps. Definitely regretted it. Next one, if I can, I'll lap the bottom even if there are big chisel marks there...

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    Jimbo;

    I'm with you, but the rear surface on one of the stones is really rugged...no possibility it could be lapped.

    While I have some confidence; it may be a stone that eventually breaks on it's many seams...we shall see.

    Thanks.

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    You may want to contact Old_School . He lives in Japan , and may be able to help you .
    Greetings , from Dundalk , Maryland . The place where normal people , fear to go .

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