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by Bensbites
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor
Replies: 90
Views: 1637

Re: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor

Share some photos... The normal ones or the compromising ones? I think we have lots of the food and a few of the end-of-the-night America vs Japan arm wrestling contest..... Dinner table littered with empty cocktail glasses, while the blacksmiths/woodworkers showed their power..... I saw some of th...
by Bensbites
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 67
Views: 3560

Re: 2018 Handles

Jeff B wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:20 am
You do a great job Ben. It's been fun watching you progress with your handle making!
Thank you Jeff! I wish I was there today to meet everyone!
by Bensbites
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 67
Views: 3560

Re: 2018 Handles



SIMPLE ELEGANCE! This tojiro petty has a new Blackwood handle.
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5863

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

You guys are killing me. I wish I could have made it! I contemplated flying in just for Sunday and bringing enough handles to pay for the flight. Lol. Family first... I know Garick is bringing one of my handles.
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Santoku wedding gift I made
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Santoku wedding gift I made

Very nice. For what it’s worth GeorgeK on the forum does a great job stabilizing wood.
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Rusty Knife project.

Going back to the original pictures. The nakiri looks like it had a kuroichi finish. What hapoens to it? When it is removed, the metal finish left is rough so usually that requires further work. Do you consider etching? Ignore it? Something else? --- Ken I have seen some forum members parkerize (sp...
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 67
Views: 3560

Re: 2018 Handles

by Bensbites
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Sous Vide recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 88

Re: Sous Vide recipes

I like SV for lean proteins, mainly chicken breast and pork. Some people like to take brisket for a 72 hr bath at 134 F then sear. As far as recipes, marinate or rub down your food as you normally would. Thanks Ben, this makes a lot of sense. I can see something like Pork fillet being much better a...
by Bensbites
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 67
Views: 3560

Re: 2018 Handles

by Bensbites
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 63
Views: 1147

Re: Carbon Skillets

Speaking of hooey, I regularly clean my cast iron and carbon steel with soap (like any pan). All seasoning is still in good shape. Same here. It takes more to remove seasoning than soap. Agreed. Soap will not remove seasoning from the pan. Anything that comes off with soap, you don’t want there.
by Bensbites
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Sous Vide recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 88

Re: Sous Vide recipes

I like SV for lean proteins, mainly chicken breast and pork. Some people like to take brisket for a 72 hr bath at 134 F then sear.

As far as recipes, marinate or rub down your food as you normally would.
by Bensbites
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Rusty Knife project.

I used BKF and liked the way it works. One key step after BKF is washing once (or twice if you are crazy like me) with a slurry of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid.
by Bensbites
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Santoku wedding gift I made
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Santoku wedding gift I made

That looks whispy thin behind the edge. I bet it is a heck of a cutter. How long does a project like this take you? Home heat treat?
by Bensbites
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: The CJM knives family photo.
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: The CJM knives family photo.

Maybe we all need to push Chris to custom make some blades from scratch!

I am not done with Chris either and he knows it! I need atleast one or more 240s.
by Bensbites
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: The CJM knives family photo.
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: The CJM knives family photo.

I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here...or what CJM even stands for. I must be out of the loop! Oh, I see: CJM as in cjm...our expert thinner! Still, a bit of blade info would be nice. This is the @makeitsharper family photo. Chris had reground budget blades with decent heat treatment into s...
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.

Looks like I will have to look into this myself. Last year I had one in state sale and owed Mass $3 in sales tax.
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: The CJM knives family photo.
Replies: 11
Views: 151

The CJM knives family photo.

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by Bensbites
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: Another knife back from Chris
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Another knife back from Chris

It is no secret I have benefited from knowing Chris and having him tune up my knives for almost a year. My most recent knives back from him once was an Artifex 210. Chris did the Yo to Wa conversation and reground the blade. Bndw2NJl2Og Click on and swipe to see the choil (before and after) and the ...
by Bensbites
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 67
Views: 3560

Re: 2018 Handles



This is one of my newer one piece olivewood handles on a Artifex 52100 210 mm gyuto after @cjmeik did the wa conversation and reground the blade.