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Re: An additional considerstion

david weaver
I could probably be "that guy" recommending stones. One of the reasons I sold japanese natural stones was to try to take a bite out of people selling $60 stones for $250 on ebay and etsy.

I got to look at a lot of stones but didn't actually make a profit on them (that wasn't the point, the point was to get graded stones out to users and try to get rid of some of the mystique).

So, I wouldn't be that good of a candidate to be "that guy".

Oilstones and simple steel are still the most productive thing for me (in terms of total time spent). The IM313 (I have no expensive stones in mine) and a decent finisher outside of it would be the last thing I'd give up if I came upon hard times.

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