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by Bensbites
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite kitchen scale
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Favorite kitchen scale

I have been through cheap ones at $10-15 for 11 lbs capacity. They break or chew through batteries. I hate when devices use button batteries when AA will do. I have been using the oxo scale for a while. AA batteries, removable SS weighing pan, and remote screen/dock. Typical oxo quality and you buy ...
by Bensbites
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 262
Views: 44786

Re: Show us your new handle

Howzit from the Big Island. Have been wanting to forge but I have no room. Next best thing, handling blank blades. What a learning curve! LOL! How do you make the hole straight? Why does the copper spacer keep delaminating while sanding? What do I use for finish? Etc. But the learning process is we...
by Bensbites
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Pork rib stock
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Pork rib stock

I would cook rice in the unreduced liquid.
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 262
Views: 44786

Re: Show us your new handle

My daughter and I made two of these together...her design, she helped with sanding. Also made a smaller one as she has petite hands, but surprised me and went with the big one. Blade is a Davoua 210 KU gyuto. Black ash burl ferrule / brass spacer / black horn / brass spacer / green dyed sycamore sn...
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Which AS Kurouchi to choose
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Which AS Kurouchi to choose

Delmar just posted in the classifieds.
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 617

Re: Heat Treatment

Don't test them, you need 3-5 test points to get an average for the blade. It is not unusual to get 3-4 #'s close together and then 1 # way off. The test will need to be done on the hardened steel, so clad blades present a problem, you would have to test right near the edge where the steel may be t...
by Bensbites
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moribashi Pointers
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: Moribashi Pointers

I have a set of these on my workbench actually. I am going to re handle them at some point. Has anyone seen these rehandled? Honestly they are pretty heavy , seems like the kind of eating utensil a mortal kombat character would use... I have seen them rehandled with snake wood. I have set heading t...
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Homemade handles
Replies: 27
Views: 5892

Re: Homemade handles

I can help. Check out my sub forum and see if you like what you see.

There are other makers with sub forums here too.
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change in Kurosaki grind
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Change in Kurosaki grind

Kurosaki definitely has had an evolution in his grinds. They are definitely higher and thinner behind the edge than the days of the original Kurouchi AS and the first Shizukus in AS and R2. I have a feeling that Makoto has been doing most of his grinding for awhile but can't say for sure. Yu's and ...
by Bensbites
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Tanaka B#2 Sekiso 240 - SOLD!
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Tanaka B#2 Sekiso 240

Oh man... I heard about this knife. I am Ssssoooo tempted to add to my CJM collection. Glws.
by Bensbites
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin Carving
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Pumpkin Carving

This year we skipped carving. I am having the kids cut out stencils from painters tape on wax paper and will spray paint the pumpkins teal for out allergic friends. We will have a mix of good candy and allergy friendly toys.
by Bensbites
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin Carving
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Pumpkin Carving

I use a drill with a 1 inch spade bit, a jig saw, and a dremel. No time to mess around here! What attachment are you using on the Dremel? We may have to try that next year. I have used the tile grout bit and the grinding bits. Dremel 566 Tile Cutting Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006O8S04/ref=cm_...
by Bensbites
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin Carving
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Pumpkin Carving

I use a drill with a 1 inch spade bit, a jig saw, and a dremel. No time to mess around here!
by Bensbites
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Watanabe 240mm gyuto iron clad; Konosuke Ginsan 270mm gyuto
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Watanabe 240mm gyuto iron clad; Konosuke Ginsan 270mm gyuto

I love the looks of that wantanabe! Glws
by Bensbites
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS : Dao Nakiri with custom handle - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: FS : Dao Nakiri with custom handle

Bump: price drop. $75 that is way less than I generally sell my for!
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by Bensbites
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nonpermanent Handle Install
Replies: 51
Views: 11686

Re: Nonpermanent Handle Install

Does anyone have any experience taking an Isaiah Schroeder semi-custom handle off a knife that was installed at CKTG? Just wondering if the handle came off somewhat easily and was reusable, or if it had to be destroyed. Cheers. I have removed a couple CKTG handles, they were always epoxyed on forci...
by Bensbites
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Dalman cleaver pass around/"give away" (details inside)
Replies: 7
Views: 4413

Re: Dalman cleaver pass around/"give away" (details inside)

yparker932 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm
I wish I saw this earlier, fantastic knife
you can follow the traveling cleaver on Instagram, its still out there
by Bensbites
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Pelican Cases and VCI paper
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Re: Pelican Cases and VCI paper

I store my VCI paper in a ziplock bag until a new client knife comes in. Then I use the new paper with the client knife. I haven’t experienced what you are describing.

Were the knives corroded? What about storing the knives with damp rid?