Thursday, March 21, 2013
Still alive and what happens to blogspot, answer to comments?
I see some comments on my posts but can't find out how to reply, I only have the option to mark them as spam, delete them or remove the content! And blogspot is now in mandarin since I am writing from Taiwan! Moreover I received no email notification about the posted comments. I'm quite unhappy about this. I used to be notified when a comment was posted, but in 5years things may have changed in the way blogspot works.
I sincerely apologize to those of you who asked questions, and I thank those of you who found the few posts on this blog interesting. I'll try to address the comments:
Chris and JimR: About the black stone: they are quarried in Taiwan, or were, as my understanding is that they are over 50yrs old. They were only available from local hardware stores near where I live, hidden on a shelf in a corner, as almost no one has any interest into these stones. They are not perfect in shape (may have been chipped) but I find them very interesting to use. They are very very hard, but with a preparation with a nagura or better a diamond stone, they produce a fine slurry which makes the stone much more pleasant to use. I gave one to the boss of Kezurokai (Mr Sugimura) back in 2010 and one to a good friend of mine, so I have only one left for myself. I don't know if they are still available but if you are interested I can check. Let me know (hinokidotkuaimuatgmaildotcom where, dot = . and at = @)
Mark: about tools for making shoji: I'm afraid I am not able to sell any tool for the moment, but you can order from several tool shop in Europe (big one in Germany: more than tools.com but expensive, some in the USA, in the UK I am sure you can find what you need). James: about a link to your friend's shop: yes, why not!
Tibor Hegedüs: about quotation on timber and veneer. I don't have connection with wood wholesaler, sorry.
Karl Holtey: thank you for your encouragement. I am back and will post more indeed.