Well, I don't want a JNAT. As a woodworker, I'm devoted to the western tools and techniques, and for whatever reason, I am completely put off by Japanese chisels, saws, planes.... I can't stand them actually. Kamisori is the only thing so far that has piqued my interest. I'll get one of these CJB because they're relatively cheap. Unless I find a too good to be true deal on a feather or Kai, I'll pass.
I'm too attracted to the romanticism of traditional straights to abandon them. I'll just be happy chasing that killer keen edge. I think I'll start by looking for an exceptional finisher - a thuri or a La verte coti maybe... I'll also be investing in CBN. And I have you to thank for getting me hooked on that crack!
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself ~ Rumi