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Reading list for workshop [May. 2nd, 2005|05:40 pm]
Doug Ayen
Ok, time to make up and distribute the recommended reading for the workshop.

Basic clay-coat hardening:
http://www.engnath.com/public/claytemp.htm
http://www.dfoggknives.com/sword_notes_page_2.htm
http://www.dfoggknives.com/workshop.htm

Polishing:
The system we'll be using:
http://www.dfoggknives.com/SandingBlock.htm
(videos for this system (highly recommended) are at http://www.islandnet.com/~gaijin/guide.htm I'll be showing some clips from the videos if I can wrangle permission.)

Other sites of interest:

Other polishing methods:
http://www.engnath.com/public/polish.htm
http://www.engnath.com/public/manframe.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/niku.htm (neat article on proper edge geometry for blades)
http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/togishi.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/hada.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/hadori.htm

Terminology:
http://www.katana4u.com/pages/terms.htm
(This is Fred Lohman's site, and has many useful things for the Japanese-style knifemaker, including fittings and handle wrapping supplies.)
http://www.galatia.com/~fer/sword/term.html

Any additions or suggestions to this list are quite welcome!

--doug
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