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by jmcnelly85
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: This one is gonna improve my sharpening journey... advice on how to tackle this knife?!
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: This one is gonna improve my sharpening journey... advice on how to tackle this knife?!

I would thin first and then target the bevel, work slow and check often. This is a massive undertaking with a 200 grit stone.
by jmcnelly85
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a place to get....
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Is there a place to get....

Thrift shops, pawn shops, garage sales, restaurant supply stores
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: I need vodka advice.

Not a big vodka guy but when I do buy it I buy stoli.
by jmcnelly85
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Limiting factor in edge acuity
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Limiting factor in edge acuity

I agree board construction is a huge factor in a users overall edge. A wood board soft enough to be both gentle, yet dangerous isn’t fundamentally any different than a hard poly board that’s in no way gentle, yet much more likely to be rocker friendly to that torque spot as it pertains to what overa...
by jmcnelly85
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bite, abrasive types, and binders
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Bite, abrasive types, and binders

I’ve notice this phenomenon evolve as I progress in skill, I’m not 100 percent sure I understand the question but I’ll rant about what it makes me think about. I’m not exactly sure it’s a “stone” question as much as a “specific knife specific stone” relationship situation with a bigger dose of “perc...
by jmcnelly85
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 396

Re: Millennial wedding gift

“Cash rules everything around me”
-The Wu-Tang Clan


Buy them the wheels of fire album on vinyl and tell them to listen to spoonful live at the Fillmore at an extreme volume.
by jmcnelly85
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 396

Re: Millennial wedding gift

C.R.E.A.M.
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Kitchen masks???

Bandanas, cloth masks, chin/forehead shields and paper masks are all in use. Boxes of relatively cheap paper and chin shields are available provided by the employer but have the string that I can’t do. I work mostly alone in a small kitchen away from guests and most other employees so I’m mostly loo...
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Kitchen masks???

I’ll give cheesecloth a whirl... I don’t wear hats, I wear a bandana. I don’t personally like rewearing anything on the line without it being washed in between. I suppose I should have had washability as a criteria, disposable things and that stretch band wire don’t bode well for me cause my I’ve ha...
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Kitchen masks???

I’ve been attempting to find a breathable, tasteable mask that doesn’t cut the back of your ears, what’re other pro cooks wearing at work? I’ve gone cloth, paper, and plastic and it seems everything has drawbacks. Is there a “Goldilocks” I’m missing?
by jmcnelly85
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?

Everything you “need” should be covered by that. From there it’s about figuring out what you like and don’t like about what you have and expanding from there. You have a great start, that 3k side produces a really killer edge.
by jmcnelly85
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gizzards
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Gizzards

Softer steel makes sense to me... try a cck cleaver
by jmcnelly85
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, how "kosher" is it to bring back old, old threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: So, how "kosher" is it to bring back old, old threads?

Go for it, worst case scenario it just gets bumped and ignored
by jmcnelly85
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 109
Views: 11749

Re: EDC suggestions

Not to mention have trolls flood knife forums despite repeatedly getting removed.
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm

The new fujiwara’s I’ve seen came pretty much sharp, but will get sharper if you successfully put a 1k/3k edge on it. If it cuts food in a way you like when it’s new, keep using it until it needs to be sharpened. If it seems like it should cut food better new, sharpen it.
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What about stainless steel makes kasumi more difficult and less aesthetic?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: What about stainless steel makes kasumi more difficult and less aesthetic?

I can’t comment on the “more difficult” aspect, but judging by some of the photos from the Kasumi and polishing thread it doesn’t seem stainless needs to have a lesser aesthetic.
by jmcnelly85
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife Shops
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Knife Shops

I’m curious the knife in question, perhaps there’s a reason not to thin? Resale value on a very high end knife or a fitting grind on a lower end knife that may get taken beyond the point of no return? Thinning is beyond the skill of the local craftsman? Somethings happening in the gray area I can’t ...
by jmcnelly85
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax Combo 1K/3k good fit for my knives?
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Cerax Combo 1K/3k good fit for my knives?

“Would I still need the flattening stone” I value stones on the frequency of use. I have a good selection of stones in varying ranges; however, since I use a flattening stone during every progression, I have no qualms saying my flattening stone is my most important stone. Consistent edges are more e...
by jmcnelly85
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 807

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

I picked up a moritaka nakiri less than a year ago and haven’t had any problems with the durability of the finish or rust. Outstanding knife.