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by playingfetch
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which wood for DIY sink bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Which wood for DIY sink bridge

I got an order in this weekend for some sharpening supplies. I think I'm going to have to put together a sink bridge that has some adjustments since the stones aren't an identical size and I don't have an adjustable counter top stone holder. What wood is good to use for this? Would some oak trim wor...
by playingfetch
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to dull a knife?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: How to dull a knife?

I'm learning to sharpen too (moving away from my lansky) and I use my concrete driveway to dull the practice blades. A few back and forth slicing motions will do the trick. A brick would be just as good.
by playingfetch
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yukawa Sword
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Yukawa Sword

I have to be honest, that sword is quite tempting. But with only one sword for sale and having two boys, I'm sure there would be a fight to the death for it. So in the interest of peace and harmony in the house I'll have to pass.
by playingfetch
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special Remade
Replies: 27
Views: 659

Re: Forum Special Remade

Other than the handle, it looks like a totally different knife. Great job!
by playingfetch
Thu May 13, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new publication....
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: A new publication....

What the hell does metacarpophalangeal mean? It's the fancy name for the joint of your punching knuckle. But I think punching knuckle joint has a much better ring to it. Might be time for Ken to issue a correction to the article so it sounds much cooler. Current brace designs for hands with proxima...
by playingfetch
Mon May 10, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1988
Views: 229922

Re: What did you cook today?

Split this beauty with my girlfriend and had fresh purple asparagus from the garden as a side. Used the Weber to smoke for about 45 minutes then finished up with a sear over the coals. :D
by playingfetch
Fri May 07, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new publication....
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: A new publication....

I exist on pubmed too and know what a PITA those publications can be, so great job!
by playingfetch
Mon May 03, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: Wish me luck...

I'm just learning on stones, but I bought some kiwi knives on amazon to practice on. They were about $5 each and I dull them on my concrete driveway then take them to the stones. You might want to look at that brand to practice on.
by playingfetch
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you like these cutting boards?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Do you like these cutting boards?

It's gorgeous, but I wouldn't buy it for me. Depending on the price I might buy one as a wedding gift or a housewarming present for someone, but I imagine it would exceed my normal budget range for gifts to non-family members.
by playingfetch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet

I've been using a carbon skillet for a while now, but it's French and not Japanese. They're amazing and I'm going to be buying a larger too one since mine is only 10.25" diameter. You can't go wrong was carbon steel frying pans. BTW, I have that sharp edge transition too and flip my eggs with a...
by playingfetch
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: Which direction to put pressure

Thanks, Jeff. FisherMAn sent me some stones to try, so I'm trying to learn the technique to switch out from my Lanksy (yes, peer pressure works LOL). I bought a couple of those $5 Kiwi knives on amazon to learn on and am dulling them on concrete then trying a resharpening. First attempt was last nig...
by playingfetch
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: Which direction to put pressure

I tried a few things last night and am still figuring out what works. I think leading edge or even pressure was naturally the easiest and pressure on the edge trailing was most difficult.
by playingfetch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First new Jknives and post
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: First new Jknives and post

The knife is gift wrapped and put away. But I did take some pictures first in case people want a close up look of what the Fujin pattern looks like. It's spectacular.

Pictures are attaching again to the forum so here are a few that I took. Mitch, I'd love to see some of your knife too.
by playingfetch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1988
Views: 229922

Re: What did you cook today?

For starters I'm doing a cast iron skillet breakfast. Just cooking the onions, serrano and jalapeño and red chili flakes with garlic and spices before adding the egg and cheddar cheese. Tonight is ham, mac and cheese. Whats with this error message? "The image file you tried to attach is invali...
by playingfetch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: Which direction to put pressure

Thanks!
by playingfetch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Which direction to put pressure

Quick basic sharpening question for water stones. If you are holding the knife with the cutting edge away from you, do you put firm pressure on the push or pull stroke when using a coarse stone to get your initial burr? Or does it not matter?
by playingfetch
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid vaccine today
Replies: 86
Views: 3056

Re: Covid vaccine today

I'm finished with my vaccine and got the Pfizer shots. No side effects for the first shot and after the second shot I woke up the next morning with a sore arm, but that was better by the end of the day. There's nothing I'd worry about with getting any of the shots.
by playingfetch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkey?
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Turkey?

It's spring turkey season and the wild ones are quite tasty and actually IMO much better than store turkey. Just saying....
by playingfetch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twice in one week!
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Twice in one week!

Great job on the knives Ronnie. Once they learn to respect the edge and keep their fingers away they'll be far less likely to cut themselves in the future, so I say you did them a major service. One of the secretaries at my work brought in her main kitchen knife for me to sharpen on my Lansky a coup...
by playingfetch
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Can't post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Can't post pictures

I'm not sure why but pictures aren't uploading to threads or PM's, even when they are super small.