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by ken123
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a shallow egg pan
Replies: 15
Views: 5150

Re: Looking for a shallow egg pan

Ive had nothing but good luck with my scanpans BUT your warranty problems and excellent post will make me cautious and make me look elsewhere.
Ken
by ken123
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue #2 vs AS
Replies: 14
Views: 4650

Re: Blue #2 vs AS

Exactly.
Ken
by ken123
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue #2 vs AS
Replies: 14
Views: 4650

Re: Blue #2 vs AS

So lets give an example - a white steel Tojiro vs a white steel Nubatama (yes Nubatama has both white as well as Black steel knives). The Tijiros take a very sharp edge easily - and loose it quickly. Great knife to learn sharpening. The Nubatama white steel is a totally different beast. It is far to...
by ken123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when you gift a knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3059

Re: What happens when you gift a knife

Add a band aid next time.
'All bleeding stops' :)
Ken
by ken123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue #2 vs AS
Replies: 14
Views: 4650

Re: Blue #2 vs AS

The differences are small. Your results will depend more on your sharpening skills and stones used as well as the skills of your knifemaker.
Check out zknives for more specifics. AS is a slightly more complex formulation.

Ken
by ken123
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3382

Re: Stone advice

Well this is interesting. For the steels you are sharpening either stone should do. If anything you can experience a difference in stone brands. I routinely use a 320 Nubatama platinum followed by a 600 platinum if I am using them on harder steels but for softer steels I would use either a 1k or 150...
by ken123
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?

Grit isnt determined by feel. It is typically measured. This is a very common mistake. If you want a critical measure you would do a psd or particle size distribution study giving you both mean particle size and spread as a bell curve. A harder stone tends to release less abrasive. So a 1500 platinu...
by ken123
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a shallow egg pan
Replies: 15
Views: 5150

Re: Looking for a shallow egg pan

I picked up this on Amazon by scanpan. Works great for crêpes etc. Flipping crêpes takes some practice. My first few wound up stuck to the wall :( The pan surface has stayed intact. Scanpan Classic 10-Inch Crepe Pan on Amazon Price is higher than I remember paying for it. Those shallow sides help. Ken
by ken123
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge

FB_IMG_1593380102478.jpg This is an image taken of a finish using 0.125 micron cbn at 500x magnification. Note the much finer level of scratch pattern compared to coarser pictures. These pictures were taken with an SEM (scanning electron microscope) which has the additional advantage of infinite de...
by ken123
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3382

Re: Stone advice

Well the two stones you got are somewhat close to each other. You'll develop a taste for even coarser stones for repairs. Given what you have you could skip a 1k and go with a 1.5k or 2k stone. Keep what you have and see what you like about each of them. Its a good start. Learn to master these coars...
by ken123
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intro, new to the fam
Replies: 15
Views: 6013

Re: Intro, new to the fam

Welcome aboard! You'll find a lot of like minded people here. Long posts are fine. Beyond 10 pages might be excessive :) I have interests in medicine, kayaking, slalom racing and of course knives.
Regards,
Ken
by ken123
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge

Yea good pics are hard to take. A couple of hints. Use a LOT of light. More light = more depth of field so it becomes a bit easier to take pics. At even higher magnification this becomes more critical. I use a Canon camera with a 1-5x macro lens and several extension tubes. With a good bit of effort...
by ken123
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

Re: 125X Magnification: Tanaka Petty and Masakage Yuki Bunka Edge

More details please. What is the camera resolution in pixels? You ultimately want to know the effective resolution per pixel.
You also want to know the finish of the edge and of the microbevel. It appears to be a low grit finish.
Getting good pics can be hard work.

Ken
by ken123
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Stainless Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Stainless Recommendation

"... an avid chef and terrible knife owner, " Lets work here first. An avid chef should KNOW that a sharp knife can change the quality of food that a chef prepares. If you get a knife that goes in a dishwasher and requires no care that the 'chef' cant sharpen well you are doing the chef no favors. H...
by ken123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Anyone ever see this EdgePro Clip Attachment?
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Anyone ever see this EdgePro Clip Attachment?

You can do a longer blade on the KME if you do it in sections. It isn't well understood in KME land or EP land. The trick is that you are working with a coplanar surface from one end of the knife to the other IF you measure angles perpendicular to the edge rather than along the stone's axis. Have yo...
by ken123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Belt thinning
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Belt thinning

Note that single bevel knives are harder to grind - you are grinding more surface area. This also applies to full width convex grinds where you are resurfacing a whole blade surface. Also note that pulley belts take a lot more to damage than sanding / grinding belts. Havent done that yet. Sanding be...
by ken123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?

"Speed on a 1000ish grit stone is not that important to me as they all are about the same with regard to speed. "

I would respectfully disagree. Given that I have 9 different 1000 grit stones I would almost have to disagree. Be glad to discuss this. It goes to the point of 'mastering the 1k'.
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Ken
by ken123
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I begin to learn to polish?
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: How do I begin to learn to polish?

zEc_4Y9ws98 You might find this of use. Pay particular attention to the video at 3 minutes. While mostly a thinning video it also involved polishing after thinning. Most polishing is done with natural stones. I also use the 2k 3k and 15k Nubatama bamboo synthetics stones for this as well. These pla...
by ken123
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Belt thinning
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Belt thinning

I have a burr king with 1.5 hp on a 115 volt 20 amp line and a Coote grinder with a 3 hp on a 220 volt 30 amp line. The reason for 3 hp isnt for power at full rpm. Its for full power at low rpm. Even if I stall the belt from hand pressure the motor keeps going. For that much force the burr king will...
by ken123
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Belt thinning
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Belt thinning

Excellent, Ben.
If I can help, let me know or better yet show it off when you get it put together.

Ken