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by Organic
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 778

Re: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion

The reason people say not to use saturated fats is because the double bonds in unsaturated fats are the reactive element that causes the polymerization that is desired. The American Chemical Society produced a good video on cast iron pans. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/reactions/vide...
by Organic
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 778

Re: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion

The reason people say not to use saturated fats is because the double bonds in unsaturated fats are the reactive element that causes the polymerization that is desired. The American Chemical Society produced a good video on cast iron pans. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/reactions/video...
by Organic
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What kinds of knives are hard to sharpen?
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: What kinds of knives are hard to sharpen?

I'll toss in another vote for fillet knives. Serrated knives can also be difficult to sharpen.
by Organic
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So many things wrong with this picture!
Replies: 21
Views: 644

Re: So many things wrong with this picture!

At least the knife is a western chef knife that could survive a wash cycle. Obviously that is not proper knife care, but at least a western knife can take some abuse. Can you imagine if she did that with a Wa handled white #2 guyto with iron cladding?
by Organic
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Loray sharpener advice for a newbie vs stones
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Loray sharpener advice for a newbie vs stones

That looks like a modified version of a Lansky sharpener. I have used a Lansky before. It will get the job done, but will take a lot of time and is not practical for blades larger than about 6 inches. Also, the results that these types of systems give are pretty variable because there is still a lot...
by Organic
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2666
Views: 127734

Re: Show us your new knife!

That Carter is beautiful!
by Organic
Fri May 31, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 211
Views: 12351

Re: Show us your new handle

That before / after shot really demonstrates how much a new handle can complete an already great looking knife.
by Organic
Tue May 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic Knife Racks
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Magnetic Knife Racks

I like the look of those as well.
by Organic
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damaged knives
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Damaged knives

Bummer! Hopefully the shop knows that the knife will probably need some thinning after a chip removal like that.
by Organic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: That's not a knife...
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: That's not a knife...

Is it a problem that he didn't do another heat treatment on the steel?
by Organic
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Mandoline or Not
Replies: 21
Views: 747

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: 925

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: 23
Views: 1701

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: 58
Views: 1869

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: 58
Views: 1869

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: 780

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: 780

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: 25
Views: 879

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: 780

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: 780

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...