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by Organic
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Mandoline or Not
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: To Mandoline or Not

I think they are a good tool to have, but they make me very nervous. The worst injuries I have seen on cooking shows are when someone uses the mandolin without the guide. Ouch!
by Organic
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you "finish" your knives
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: How do you "finish" your knives

For my J-knives I usually finish them on a Spyderco ultra fine ceramic and then strop with a progression ending in 0.5 micron diamonds on leather.
by Organic
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Diamond stones
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: Diamond stones

lsboogy wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 pm
I'll take my J Nats to any steel - hardest steel I have seen was about 73HRC - machine tools for cutting exotic materials. The machinists sharpened the tools with whetstones.
Wow, that's some hard steel!
by Organic
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 48
Views: 1000

Re: What was your first job?

Had a paper route at 12 after doing any odd jobs I could find around the neighborhood. My dad used to say all the time "that boy will do anything for a dollar." Almost all of us started working as underaged children. The curse/benefit of not being born with a silver spoon in the mouth. I think it w...
by Organic
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 48
Views: 1000

Re: What was your first job?

My first job was delivering the local newspaper. I started helping my older brother with his route when I was 7, but I was too young to be on the payroll officially so I was paid in cash by my brother. When I turned 11 I was able to get my own route.
by Organic
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new (old) hobby.
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: I have a new (old) hobby.

Here's another one that is currently for sale.

https://www.humbuckermusic.com/collecti ... rosewood-2
by Organic
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new (old) hobby.
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: I have a new (old) hobby.

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:57 am
I love that dark wood (ebony?) fretboard on that surf green body. Very 57 T Bird looking guitar.
It is actually a very dark piece of rosewood.
by Organic
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Did you get into sharpening ??
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: How Did you get into sharpening ??

My first introduction to sharpening was seeing my dad free hand sharpening my mom's kitchen knives and his hunting knife on a set of Arkansas oil stones. He isn't great at sharpening and didn't particularly enjoy it, so the knives in the house were all quite dull the majority of the time. It was aft...
by Organic
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new (old) hobby.
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: I have a new (old) hobby.

Guitars are my primary hobby. I have been playing for half of my life now and love it just as much as ever. It never gets old. What amplifier are you going to pair with that PRS? Here's my rig a few months back: http://i.imgur.com/E9sVpJs.jpg Here it is today (The Suhr Modern is back at the factory...
by Organic
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new (old) hobby.
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: I have a new (old) hobby.

Well, I got the Modern this last July and liked it so much that I purchased a second one (the surf green Classic S) in December. They are very well made, feel good, sound good, and the customer service is among the best out there. The silent single coil system on the Classic S is amazing. The single...
by Organic
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new (old) hobby.
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: I have a new (old) hobby.

Guitars are my primary hobby. I have been playing for half of my life now and love it just as much as ever. It never gets old. What amplifier are you going to pair with that PRS? Here's my rig a few months back: http://i.imgur.com/E9sVpJs.jpg Here it is today (The Suhr Modern is back at the factory ...
by Organic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thank you CKTG!
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Thank you CKTG!

Nice work! I can imagine the difference between trying to use that knife in its former state v. after you sharpened it must be rather dramatic.
by Organic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Back to sharpening!
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Back to sharpening!

I enjoy sharpening so much that only doing it once a year would be a downside rather than a plus. It is so satisfying to cut with a fresh, crisp edge.
by Organic
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: TS prof
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: TS prof

I have no experience with that particular sharpening tool. I believe that these are made in Russia, so getting any customer support if you're in the US may be difficult. My preference in the world of guided sharpening tools is the Wicked Edge. Their units are in a similar price range and have a very...
by Organic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about this idea?
Replies: 56
Views: 1354

Re: How about this idea?

It sounds awesome, but also likely out of my budget.
by Organic
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Show & Tell: Kono Fuji Kiritsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: Show & Tell: Kono Fuji Kiritsuke

That looks like some good work. Thanks for sharing!
by Organic
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's a rough knife
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Now that's a rough knife

That blade needs some work. It could make for a fun project.
by Organic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Knife
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Big Knife

That's more like a sword than a knife.
by Organic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 66
Views: 1708

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

The only knives my wife touches these days are the cheap serrated steak knives, a bread knife, and the butter knives. She has no interest in using my Japanese blades and is generally afraid of cutting herself given that I don't let any of the knives in the house get even remotely dull. She's a bit o...
by Organic
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Spyderco UF
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Spyderco UF

That's a nice looking edge!