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by Bensbites
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yoshimitsu Fugen a must try
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Yoshimitsu Fugen a must try

Darn you!
by Bensbites
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather effects on cutting board
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Weather effects on cutting board

Should not be an issue.
by Bensbites
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB or WTT finishing stone 8K range.
Replies: 0
Views: 37

WTB or WTT finishing stone 8K range.

I am hoping someone has a stone that they have upgraded from and want it to find a new home. I am working on my freehand sharpening and want to try something bigger grit than my 4K stone.

I am happy to go with PayPal or trade on my culinary woodworking skills.
by Bensbites
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony
Replies: 26
Views: 192

Re: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony

Nice write up
by Bensbites
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB or WTT : Honesuki
Replies: 1
Views: 50

WTB or WTT : Honesuki

I am doing more and more home butchery, I want to bring in a knife that is made for that kind of work. I am happy to pay by PayPal or trade on my woodworking skills.

Thanks
Ben
by Bensbites
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB or WTT for Thin Cleaver
Replies: 0
Views: 40

WTB or WTT for Thin Cleaver

I played with a CCK1303 recently and really liked it. A CCK1303 or something similar is on my want list. What do you folk have sitting around that needs a better home? I am willing to PayPal or trade my culinary woodworking skills. My work can be seen on instagram @bensbites.
by Bensbites
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Sukenari's new shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Sukenari's new shoes

Great work.
by Bensbites
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handle day and a wood finishing question
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Handle day and a wood finishing question

In my handles, I only use board conditioner and it works great. Even wenge, a rosewood that appears to have more pores than oak, works well. Tung oil or tru-oil are the standards. One idea I have seen, but never tried... soak the handle in Minwax wood hardener. I have used epoxy in a number of ways,...
by Bensbites
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another interesting wood
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Another interesting wood

It is a perfect candidate for stabilization, i used it once unstabilized and swore it off. The fibers can pop out easily on an unstabilized verison just by running your fingers over them. I really like how you cut the blocks!

PS look at red palm too.
by Bensbites
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This should be fun. Masamoto KS Coming Soon
Replies: 137
Views: 3096

Re: This should be fun. Masamoto KS Coming Soon

I just bought the last one without handle. I am not a very patient person. Just gotta decide if I will put a handle on it or farm it out. I'm thinking I'll use it a few times to see how I like the geometry and profile first. Haha, I also bought one without a handle, it may take me a few years to ge...
by Bensbites
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Watanabe 240 Kasumi with Custom Handle - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: WTS: Watanabe 240 Kasumi with Custom Handle

pd7077 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Thanks Ben! BTW, I think the blocks were delivered today.

Edit: Lol, I just saw your PM
Thanks.
by Bensbites
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Watanabe 240 Kasumi with Custom Handle - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: WTS: Watanabe 240 Kasumi with Custom Handle

pd7077 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Here’s a video of the patina just before I hit her with fingerstones.

[Instagram]https://instagram.com/p/BdtBzxXBCIU/[/Instagram]

Edit: okay, I have no clue how to embed Instagram videos properly 🤬
Remove everything but the BdtBzxXBCIU from between the brackets.
by Bensbites
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 30
Views: 436

Re: Kitayama 8000

Great write up.
by Bensbites
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This should be fun. Masamoto KS Coming Soon
Replies: 137
Views: 3096

Re: This should be fun. Masamoto KS Coming Soon

None of the clones were quite as versatile as the KS, Kit. All quite good in their own way, but distinctly different. Some of these clones matched parts of the KS, but not others. The KS is distinct for its great length but surprisingly nimbleness, it's light weight but unexpected sturdiness, it's ...
by Bensbites
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a rare wood!
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: Introducing a rare wood!

Nice stuff.
by Bensbites
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gihei B2 240, Anryu B2 Petty, CCK Bone Chopper
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Gihei B2 240, Anryu B2 Petty, CCK Bone Chopper

Inhuman wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:08 pm
YouTube boys . Search his user name from here . Legendary skills !
I will admit to spending some time watching CG videos again last night. This time watching for knife skills.

I suspect I am bettter at cutting wood with power tools than veggies.
by Bensbites
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for a new knife for "heavier lifting"....
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Recs for a new knife for "heavier lifting"....

Kit Craft wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:15 pm
More importantly it is my mother in-law proof knife!

How come I haven’t seen this term used more often?
by Bensbites
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Ribeyes Sous Vide
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Ribeyes Sous Vide

We cook more chicken than anything else, but I highly recommend pork chops too. 140-145 for 2 hrs. Finish it off however you like. One other benefit. Precook dinner, leave the protein sealed, store in fridge, reheat in less time. Skin on thighs was the first thing I did.....turned out good...did 8 ...
by Bensbites
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Ribeyes Sous Vide
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Ribeyes Sous Vide

Ok, so verdict in from wife and son. Steaks were very good...seasoned them w/ S&P some Golden Mountain sauce for the SV process. They went a tad over 1.5hr at 129F....might go a little lower temp next time. I have a turbocharged regulator on my ProFire grill...they seared in a flash. My honest opin...