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by Bensbites
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Belt thinning
Replies: 29
Views: 2387

Re: Belt thinning

taz575 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Sweet! Looking forward to some pictures when it's done!!


Image

When I left it yesterday in my dads shop everything was tack welded. I can improve the setup for better tracking. I still have to finish building the platen and weld it solid.
by Bensbites
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Belt thinning
Replies: 29
Views: 2387

Re: Belt thinning

taz575 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
I just ordered an AmeriBrade Fastback with 6" combo platen :D Did you order your grinder kit yet?
I am almost done with the revolution 2 x72 kit build. It’s a beast. 3/8 plate steel.
by Bensbites
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread Knife recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bread Knife recommendations

Lansky has a guided sharpening tool for serrated edges. I may have though I needed it many years ago but never used it.

I have also heard of people using chainsaw files for sharpening bread knives.
by Bensbites
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chipping problem :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: Chipping problem :)

Thanks Ken. I just spend 15 minutes on Barry the puffer fish’s IG page.

https://instagram.com/barry_thepuffer?i ... fjqdec6fui
by Bensbites
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Sumiro Raffle for Feeding America!
Replies: 34
Views: 7633

Re: Konosuke Sumiro Raffle for Feeding America!

Jeff B wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:24 pm
ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:50 pm
We're now up over 425 entries. You guys are trying to make me go broke. :)
Payback's a bitch! :P
That’s the best comment I have seen in weeks.
by Bensbites
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 35
Views: 10069

Re: Baking Much?

I am so much less active I am trying to avoid sweets. I have been baking fair bit of bread, while my sourdough and challah taste great, rays loaves look stunning.

for the 4th I made brownies, Caramel sauce, and cookies & cream ice cream, all from scratch.
by Bensbites
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Forge to table
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Forge to table

It’s not uncommon. At that price point if you like the blade and the handle is comfortable, I would say it’s a win. I am assuming if you pick up the knife and use it without tooling carefully you can’t tell, right? The knife has to perform.
by Bensbites
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Giveaway
Replies: 46
Views: 10255

Re: Konosuke Giveaway

jacko9 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:49 pm
LaVieestBelle wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:13 pm
jacko9 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:10 pm


Sure give it to the oldest guy on here that way it will be passed on soon!
Oh yes, brilliant. Because I am way older than Jeff.
I'm pretty sure I am as well since I'm pushing 76
If we are playing this game, I will get my 94 yr old grandmother to join.
by Bensbites
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: First Chip and First Free
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: First Chip and First Free

After years of home cooking I can say I have chipped one knife and it was worse than yours. I just let it sharpen out. You’re will take less time.
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Giveaway
Replies: 46
Views: 10255

Re: Konosuke Giveaway

Kosuke posted about this on IG a few weeks ago, specifically stating that the knives have been given to their vendors with the intent of being free-to-enter giveaways. Pivoting in to a raffle, no matter how well intended, would likely turn in to a headache for Mark. I didn’t realize this when I mad...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Giveaway
Replies: 46
Views: 10255

Re: Konosuke Giveaway

Kosuke posted about this on IG a few weeks ago, specifically stating that the knives have been given to their vendors with the intent of being free-to-enter giveaways. Pivoting in to a raffle, no matter how well intended, would likely turn in to a headache for Mark. I didn’t realize this when I mad...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Giveaway
Replies: 46
Views: 10255

Re: Konosuke Giveaway

I just drooled on my phone...

1) raffle off to charity.

2) random drawing of customers who have spent over $1000 lifetime with you

3) eBay and donate all to a good cause

4) random drawing of customers in food industry who are out of work?
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Times have changed.... Fujiyama demand
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Times have changed.... Fujiyama demand

It was last year that this close out scratched Fuji would have been sold in seconds...

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofufmwh1gy21.html
by Bensbites
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Tao Charcoal Burner
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Tao Charcoal Burner

A while back I went deep into research on proper woks. I am sure that will work, but I would start with a charcoal chimney. Like the thing people use to get the charcoal burning? (I'm a gas grill guy :roll:) Just put a wok on top of the chimney once its going? Exactly. Kenji already did the researc...
by Bensbites
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Tao Charcoal Burner
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Tao Charcoal Burner

A while back I went deep into research on proper woks. I am sure that will work, but I would start with a charcoal chimney.
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to install wa handle with epoxy
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: How to install wa handle with epoxy

Jeff B wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Why boiling water and not a 210* oven or a heat gun?
Boiling water can’t destroy a blade temper. Cheap ovens can swing by 100 F, that can ruin a temper.
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to install wa handle with epoxy
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: How to install wa handle with epoxy

Could I bother you for a like description of how to UN-install a wa-handle? :geek: There are several ways. If it was one that or Mark epoxyed on, just assume it will not survive. Shibata has a great video on how to uninstall by holding a piece of hard wood against the ferrule and sling the blade an...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: tip up or down?
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: tip up or down?

I do it both ways. It comes down to personal preference.
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to install wa handle with epoxy
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: How to install wa handle with epoxy

Lessons learned from rookie mistakes I made with my one and only installation: 1. Board wax is better than painter's tape. With the tape I got a hard line I needed to polish out. 2. Do the syringe thing. I tried just using one of the self mixing plunger type packages and I found I would have prefer...