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by delmar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band Saw Rec
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Band Saw Rec

Resawing thicker pieces. I have scroll saw for thinner if necessary.
by delmar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band Saw Rec
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Band Saw Rec

Looking for band saw rec, something along the lines of 'good quality at fair price'. Wood only. Don't care if table top or on stand. Want something that cuts reliably straight and doesn't steer.
by delmar
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?
Replies: 31
Views: 452

Re: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?

Jeff B wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:59 pm
delmar wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 pm
...the vinegar reek can be a bit strong...
Have used vinegar for various cleaning before and that is my main complaint with it!
For sure. But at least it smells better than old garlic and onions
by delmar
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?
Replies: 31
Views: 452

Re: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?

I use salt too, but with vinegar. Acetic acid vs. Citric acid - I would assume it achieves the same goal. I used to work with a prep manager that swore by coarse salt and white vinegar. Seemed a bit contradictory to me - salt soaks up, vinegar soaks into wood - but if it was good enough for him, goo...
by delmar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite cheap knife
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: Your favorite cheap knife

I have a 'flip and chop' that a buddy on mine found at a 99 cent store. It is a shockingly decent cleaver that I use on heavy rough and tumble stuff like splitting lobs and portioning out racks of ribs. It's crazy soft and has a grind like an axe, but it works!
by delmar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?
Replies: 31
Views: 452

Re: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?

Well, I would tell the OP to not overthink. Mineral oil liberally in tapering intervals. Wax is a personal choice - personally, I don't use it and never had an issue. I have 40+ sq ft of butcher block and 3 end grain boards and went through a lot of mineral oil initially but not much these days. I u...
by delmar
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Exploring the world of gyutos
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Exploring the world of gyutos

Really like to hear that you want to explore. Think about the shibata KS in R2 (powdered steel). Would give you a blade the stacks up against your cutting technique and a steel you don't have, plus it is pretty darn laserish in performance. I'd focus on gyutos with generous flat spots on them with y...
by delmar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS

No doubt Jeff. I was pretty convinced that once Mark announced CKTG wouldn't be ordering more for the time being, it would sell easy with the rep it has, especially among chefs. But I guess I was wrong. I really like the knife, but I have too many knives and need to pare things down. As I said earli...
by delmar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And we thought Ken was a sharpening guru...
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: And we thought Ken was a sharpening guru...

I love when he uses his foot to hold down the wood and spells meant as ment.
by delmar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS

Yeah, drawng the line at 230. I'll keep it and break it out from time to time otherwise.
by delmar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS

Nope. I had more than a few pms for folks who were tight on funds and couldn't offer fair price. You can pm me if you have an offer. My last was 230
by delmar
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: PM steel war horse?
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: PM steel war horse?

Kamo r2 if they are ok with the muted damascus.
by delmar
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a gyuto

Understood. The 240 felt kinda big santoku-ish to me, the 210 less so. Neither tickled me the right way - hence my lack of current owership.
by delmar
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in a knife block?
Replies: 62
Views: 940

Re: What would you like in a knife block?

I think it would be cool to have a standard block that was magnetic on side for taller/oversized knives
by delmar
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a gyuto

Make sure you take a look at the quick look videos...my experience may have been unique. I don't have the knives any more, but I'd say my 240 was more than half flat, and the 210 was maybe the back 1/4 to 1/3. The 210 I bought used, the 240 new.
by delmar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a gyuto

Yeah, pretty dramatic difference in flat spot, and I didn't find the tip as dynamic. Different knife. Not like little brother. Like different family.
by delmar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a gyuto

Unfortunately, the profiles between the gihei 240 and 210 change quite a bit. The 210 profiles loses a lot of the charm of the 240mm.
by delmar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Gyuto recommendation

For a young, new chef, I'd recommend a santoku over a bunka. The bunka tip is pretty exposed and not very forgiving on bonks and slaps. A Santoku has more meat behind the tip, giving it some added protection.
by delmar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: CCK stainless cleaver
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: CCK stainless cleaver

Bump