Mail Call:

Today's mail call is extremely special. A personal thank you to my friend Kon Soldatos for giving me this 6 by 2 inch Japanese water stone which is a Shoubandini type 100. Here lately I've been on a choke collar in terms of budget and right now these aren't available over at Japanese Natural Stones' website and to get one I would be looking at $90 dollars plus shipping. But considering the edge that this stone provides, it's more than worth it. So thank you very much Kon Soldatos:

The envelope was easy to open which is a good thing so I can get to it faster:

The post office did a little beat down on the case but that's okay I can fix it with the hot glue gun which won't take but maybe 5 to 10 minutes to do:

The size of this stone is about the same as my 600 grit diamond plate which is what I'll be suing to round the corners down a bit along with the edges of the stone with. I am so excited now that I can't stand it. So I'll be doing some razor finishing once I get this posted up.

Stone Storage:

I've got so many water stones now that I needed something to store them in. So earlier tonight, I grabbed a small plastic tote from Wal...