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by Carter
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 32
Views: 287

Re: What did you cook today?

old onion wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:39 pm

They say you have to acquire a taste for Gin.Well,I tried......all the way to the restroom. :oops: Ain't had another drink since.That was over 40 years ago.
You must have met my Dad in there....he says the same.
by Carter
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 32
Views: 287

Re: What did you cook today?

Again, not really cooking here, but cooking out of the photo, some steaks and roasted potatoes. The inspiration for this is the Knives & Watches thread....should I make a Knives & Cocktails (or Drinks thread). Anyway, enjoying some Death's Door gin, from Wisconsin, in a martini, together with Tanaka...
by Carter
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 257
Views: 19394

Re: Recent Work

Someone has been decorating my shop! Gotta keep closer tabs on my wife.

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by Carter
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 32
Views: 287

Re: What did you cook today?

Haven't technically cooked anything yet today, but getting ready to. Some U6 shrimp and NC softshells.

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by Carter
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 257
Views: 19394

Re: Recent Work

It was 24F when I got to the shop this morning. A shot including my knife oven reading 25F. frozen water droplets on my table saw (not sure where the water was from), and my frozen bucket of water that I cool my blades in when grinding...gonna be a fun day!

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by Carter
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Thanks guys...I enjoy figuring out good workarounds for mistakes (I have used the one above before, unfortunately), and I enjoy photographing/documenting and sharing the process. As an FYI....I am producing 2 additional blades in this series, I have one slated as a backup, in the event we have a hea...
by Carter
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Ok guys....opening the kimono on this one....here is my first real goof on this knife series. I was drilling the holes in the tang of the second knife for the bolster pins 1/8", the 2 Corby fastener bolts 3/16", and finally a 1/4" hole for a mosaic pin. All was going so well, that I got excited and ...
by Carter
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment

Just wondering, I have balsa and various types of leather strops....would a harder, finer grained wood than balsa make a better strop substrate, if it were surfaced well. White oak is hard, but has some pores that may hold strop compound, some of the rosewood or maple species have less open grain......
by Carter
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

When I read this I went ahead and looked at BB again—I didn't remember seeing any differential treatments among their products but I have been generally amazed with the feel of the steel in my blade. You're right, though: apparently most of their knives are actually differentially hard, but only by...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment

I love your set up, the adjustability especially. Gives me a few ideas for my own workbench. I’m in the middle of building a new house and shop so these kinda of things are fun. Secret Santa? You must have been good this year! Will send you a few pics of my setup, it is pretty efficient overall. We...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1830
Views: 75694

Re: Show us your new knife!

Congrats Ray!

I bought a 150mm petty about 5 years ago, it is a lovely knife. The only thing I use it for, almost ceremonial, is cutting limes for cocktails. They are special knives.
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Thanks Carter. When your doing these differentially hardened blades what kind of failure rate have you experienced, they seem like a PIA in many ways. BTW, I like that busy hamon! Most of the failure has been in the choil area....I now make sure to round over the edges of the blade, especially at t...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment

I like these Carter, I like the longer strops much better too. I like stone holder too, looks like SG stones, These strops work well, they are very secure and infinitely adjustable to get just the right angle. The stone holder also works well, it is secured by the edge of the work bench and it also...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment

Nice.Now I want a longer strop. What's your micron ( grit ) choice of diamond emulsion ? I really don't get too carried away with all the emulsions and sprays...I did when I first started sharpening, then I just went back to being practical. I have emulsions in the following microns 1, .5, .25. I b...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Thanks guys. This posting shows the initial slurry coating of the blade with furnace cement, this is a very thin coat applied evenly across the blade, it serves two purposes: helping the blade cool faster and more evenly when it is quenched, and then it also makes a good substrate to pencil out the ...
by Carter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Homemade Roo Strops, a fun experiment

I use two strops in the shop, one is coated with a diamond emulsion, the other is bare. They are mounted on boards and have 20mm stud on the underside so that I can fix them to my work bench or my knife polishing arm on the bench. The nice thing about the mounting stud other than secure placement, i...
by Carter
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Pot-au-Feu advice
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Pot-au-Feu advice

Thanks Carter. I used this recipe once but it’s been a while. I am doubling the recipe to feed a group of people. Probably not a good idea to experiment. Think you will be good following the recipe. I always like the broth to be light, like a consomme, so I would be judicious with the addition of d...
by Carter
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Pot-au-Feu advice
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Pot-au-Feu advice

I studied with Pepin years ago. His advice was to always try the recipe 2-3 times in order to get a baseline, only then should you alter it. I try to follow this practice, especially when I am confident in the master recipe and its' source....it does take some discipline not to add personal touches....
by Carter
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 40
Views: 954

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Doing some grinding to thin out the blade prior to claying and heat treating.

by Carter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: New Knives For Sale
Replies: 33
Views: 2911

Re: New Knives For Sale

This is a 165mm nakiri made of 52100 carbon steel, it has been heat treated to 62HRC. The handle is black & white ebony with accents of black buffalo horn and nickel-silver. The saya is also black & white ebony with a hand turned and knurled nickel-silver pin. This knife is available for $445. https...