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by jobone
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade from a bamboo cutting board
Replies: 48
Views: 585

Re: Upgrade from a bamboo cutting board

Met this guy at the Chicago gathering, not cheap but amazing boards. The pictures don’t do them justice.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tiwocrqucubo.html
by jobone
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

anjunafan wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:05 am
Double dyed maple burl with g10/vf highlights

still available?
Sorry, it’s gone. I should have more stuff available after thanksgiving. If you want something custom made, send me a DM.

Thanks,
Joe
by jobone
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to care for handles?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: How to care for handles?

Carter wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 am
Sorry for the long post, but I did want to share my findings.
This is awesome Carter, I can’t thank you enough for sharing this with us.
by jobone
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to care for handles?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: How to care for handles?

Mineral oils, tung oil, and wax finishes are all dirt/oil magnets and without periodic sanding/refinishing, the handles will continue to darken with time and use. You definitely have some good knowledge and experience, much more than me, but I tend to disagree on tung oil. Perhaps I disagree in ign...
by jobone
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to care for handles?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: How to care for handles?

Good point, it does darken a bit for sure, which may or may not be desired. I try to stay pretty conservative with the oils and rosewoods, normally just a couple drops for the whole handle. I can see using none, as they are a nice oily wood. When I started making handles, I was more hesitant to use ...
by jobone
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Blue 2 Fujiyama Petty 150
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Konosuke Blue 2 Fujiyama Petty 150

They look nice and swept up in a hearts beat
by jobone
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 121
Views: 5174

Re: Young Samurai

When a handle is worth more than the blade.... I purchased a young samurai Yanagi for my daughter as she fairly recently moved from back kitchen to assisting sushi chef at the sushi/ramen restaurant where she works. I let her design the handle, but suggested that she keep with a classic, not to flas...
by jobone
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to care for handles?
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: How to care for handles?

Some people like their handles grippy, while other like them smooth. If you prefer smooth, give them a sanding, maybe with 220/400/600 or so. When making handles, I sand and polish to 1K up to 8K if metal or ebony. Some handle makers prefer to stop at 320 grit for a balance of grip and polish. I the...
by jobone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make a saya with minimal tools.
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: How to make a saya with minimal tools.

Thanks Mark, been looking for stuff like this
by jobone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 44
Views: 1798

Re: Show us your new handle

Three sweet handles you have there
by jobone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 37
Views: 746

Re: First Japanese Knife

Can't speak to the Yanagi, but I love Anryu's hammered blue #2 as a first J knife. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/anbl2bu17.html Got the 210 Anryu hammered gyuto as my first. They are really awesome and I would highly recommend one. Personally, I liked the combo of stainless with a reactive core as...
by jobone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum only Konosuke Sale?
Replies: 67
Views: 1659

Re: Forum only Konosuke Sale?

Couple thoughts on this. After missing out on the first batch, I ended getting a B1 from another site. If I thought there would have been a way to get one from here, I would have waited (I still haven’t seen mine, it’s my Christmas present) One suggestion to consider would be a lottery. For those wh...
by jobone
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’ve been talking to this blacksmith...
Replies: 334
Views: 14882

Re: I’ve been talking to this blacksmith...

Get one for the fun of it. In addition to being a decent knife for a good price, these are good learning tools, I used one of the cleavers for my first handle construction and install. It’s a crude handle put on a tiny bit crooked. The effect makes a it medieval looking cleaver ready for some seriou...
by jobone
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

SOLD - All Handles

Thanks for everyone who had the trust in my work, gave me words of encouragement and helped me learn this cool craft. I will be taking a break and will be back after Thanksgiving, most likely with a dedicated section with the other merchants.
by jobone
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

Jeff B wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Dammit Joe! Why do the ones I want alway sell before I see them! :evil:

Your D handles are looking great, those things aren't easy!
I’ll give you a head up next time I think I have a good one for you :-)
by jobone
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

One more for D-handle Spalted Maple with Guapinolillo (whos heard of that before) ferrule and endcap, brass spacer. Ok, I’m getting off on shaping these, it’s a blast. The Guapinolillo is a nice find, a local dealer had it and is clearing it out. I doubt I’ll see it again, may be worth the 5 hour ro...
by jobone
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Tsourkan Knives
Topic: An Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: An Introduction

Awesome works of art, glad to see your spot here
by jobone
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

D-shaped Red dyed maple with East Indies Rosewood ferrule and endcap. I had a request for type of handle, after doing it, I wanted to do it again. It’s a bit of a thrill to do, as it is free handed more than octagonal chamfering. One slip and woosh... Price : $70 Weight 36g Length 138.8 Widths 25.6...
by jobone
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

D-shaped Red dyed maple with East Indies Rosewood ferrule and endcap. I had a request for type of handle, after doing it, I wanted to do it again. It’s a bit of a thrill to do, as it is free handed more than octagonal chamfering. One slip and woosh... Price : $70 Weight 36g Length 138.8 Widths 25.6x...
by jobone
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : More Handles
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: WTS : More Handles

Hello, Here are a couple more to consider. Price includes shipping to ConUS Thinning, shortening and installing available Double dyed maple burl with g10/vf highlights One piece of burl that is double dyed purple/golden. I shook it up a bit with flipping the center spacer for visual appeal. The phot...