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    Any teachers with suggestions for advanced reading 2nd grader?

    Thanks everyone, fantastic suggestions!
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    Any teachers with suggestions for advanced reading 2nd grader?

    Hi All - I'm hoping this is in the right place, so here goes: My eldest daughter is currently in 2nd grade but reads well above her level which is causing us some difficulty finding challenging but age appropriate material for her. I would love some suggestions for good material that will...
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    Explain Japanese steel/razors to me

    I think 'Mith' is Germ-glish: mit + with = mith
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    Explain Japanese steel/razors to me

    I've had one or two Japanese razors, and one or two CVHs in my time :tongue_sm I think the overall body of work in terms of quality is better with the Japanese, especially considering the vast number of makers, but I would rate the high end steel of both to be just about equal, maybe a slight...
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    Fake Tamahagane Kamisori

    Not worth $2600, but most certainly not worth your time to try to convince the seller of that. The blade says Yasuki, but the box says Tamahagane…….maybe he gets somebody to bite, and I say more power to him, but it won't be me.
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    Heljestrands, comparing models

    My MK has no thumb notch :sob:
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    Cut a Tomo off my Shuobudani?

    I can't answer the first part; I've heard finding the right tomo can be a bit of trial and error. As for the second part, if you want to shoot me a PM we can figure it out.
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    Cut a Tomo off my Shuobudani?

    Thanks! I'm not worried, I have many spares :) just not sure what I'm going to do with a bucket of nagura!
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    Cut a Tomo off my Shuobudani?

    It's got a toxic inclusion. I figured it wouldn't matter much if I turned into nagura, and can probably avoid the 'vein' pretty well with the cut pieces.
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    Cut a Tomo off my Shuobudani?

    Random question; I've got a Nakayama I'm going to cut up: what's a good size 1x1 inch? Cheers!
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    Letterman to retire in 2015

    Leno got political all the time; he made fun of EVERYONE, both sides of the aisle, the floor, ceiling, the ladies bathroom and everything in between. He wasn't always the funniest, but I always respected him for always doing his own thing and not giving two turds what what was popular or 'PC'...
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    Smartwool vs Darn Tough socks

    I have a few pair; definitely very nice. I've only had them for ~4 months or so, but no signs of slowing down. Edit: just realized I'm wearing a pair now….
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    Watch Ya Wearing

    On my way to the 'sweetheart dance' with my 4 and 6 year old girls; thought I would break out my dad's watch for the occasion.
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    To fedora or not?

    Dunno anymore….I was recently referred to as a hipster because I shave with a straight razor (not a Mach 12 with canned goo), and I care what my coffee tastes like. *** do I know? I'll say again, wear what you like. I can all but guarantee that if I ran into a fellow B&Ber in a fedora...
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    To fedora or not?

    This is 100% unfair, but IME, younger guys wearing fedoras are gigantic unapologetic toolbags. That said, I hate generalizations (even if I have yet to meet a young fedora-wearer that would change my opinion...no joke, they are batting 1.000 so far and numbering in the dozens), so wear what you...
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