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Delbert Ealy
11-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Ok guys,
I have been back and forth on this, but I have to now, I had something that came up and soaked up the funds that I had planned to use to buy materials. So I am asking all of you interested in a spoon or fork for a deposit. Given the range of projects posted in the spoon thread, there will be a range of prices as well, but I am thinking now about $200 for the tasters and $300 for the Koontz maybe a bit more for servers with the koontz bowl. Ladels are a possibility, and forks are a definate we just need to work out what kind and how big. The kicker here is that if I am to start on these on time I need a little seed money to get the materials in and the other things that come along with this. This is probably more of an explanation than other would give, but I am an upfront kinda guy. So what I am asking is for you that are interested, send me a pm with waht you are interested in and to paypal me $100 as a deposit so I can get moving on these as soon as I get the prebuy knives finished.
My paypal address is delbert@ealyknives.com

Thanks,
Del

The Edge
11-11-2011, 04:31 PM
PM sent!!

Delbert Ealy
11-11-2011, 04:40 PM
For those interested in more than one project, make it $200 even if it is for 3 or 4 projects.
Thanks,
Del

Ratton
11-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Hi Del,

Are you going to do a grapefruit spoon? :crossfingers:

Delbert Ealy
11-11-2011, 05:48 PM
Hi Del,

Are you going to do a grapefruit spoon? :crossfingers:


If you are interested in one I am up for it :viking:
I don't see any obvious pitfalls there :D

Thanks,
Del

peterm
11-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Sign me up!

Ratton
11-11-2011, 07:56 PM
If you are interested in one I am up for it :viking:
I don't see any obvious pitfalls there :D

Thanks,
Del

Hi Del,

Just sent in my PP deposit for a grapefruit spoon!! I am going to send you the one I have so you can see the spoon size, as the shape and size is very important for it to work right!!

Cheers!!!... Eldon :knife:

Delbert Ealy
11-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Thanks Eldon!
Del

chuck239
11-12-2011, 05:19 AM
Del,

Have you made a test spoon that we can see yet? I am interested but just curious as to what it is going to look like with your stainless damascus.

-Chuck

Chef Niloc
11-12-2011, 11:55 AM
1) Are you doing the spoon I sent you?
2) it's not the one you listed "servers with the koontz bowl", or is it?
3) Do you want 100.00 per spoon?
4) update on chopsticks

Colin

Delbert Ealy
11-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Del,

Have you made a test spoon that we can see yet? I am interested but just curious as to what it is going to look like with your stainless damascus.

-Chuck

I have not made a test spoon of the tasters, but I like the shape and size of this one with a longer handle.
Del

WildBoar
11-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Sweet -- looking forward to this one!

chuck239
11-12-2011, 06:43 PM
Del,

Have you made a koontz spoon yet? I am interested in seeing what you stainless damascus looks like.

-Chuck

Delbert Ealy
11-13-2011, 05:28 PM
Del,

Have you made a koontz spoon yet? I am interested in seeing what you stainless damascus looks like.

-Chuck


Chuck,
I did make one out of AEBL, but I made it a bit thin. The damascus may look a bit different than this, but it should be close.
Del

Delbert Ealy
12-08-2011, 01:27 AM
I am finally back on track, forging damascus tomorrow(actually later today)-all day. I am really going to try and rock these out and get them in the mail soon.
Thanks,
Del

Chef Niloc
12-08-2011, 03:18 AM
O ya... Spoons for Christmas?

Delbert Ealy
12-08-2011, 07:49 AM
So I wote the above message near 12:30 am and I tried to go to bed right after that, closed my eyes and laid there for 15 mins, nothing happened. Got up for a half hour and tried again, did this until 2 am and finally gave up, went out to the shop to cut up stock for damascus.(I have to get the kids up for school at 6 am and I knew that by 2 I wasn't going to get up at 6 even if a bomb went off) Tripped and almost fell on my face in the detritus of the past 2 months of knifemaking, decided unilaterally it was time for a bit of shop cleanup, so I spent the last 4 hours cleaning. I made some serious progress too. I feel a bit tired now, but better than I usually do when I get up at 6. If I stay up I'll go cut up more stock. On a side note we do have a dusting of snow now, its about time.
Del

jm2hill
12-08-2011, 09:56 AM
So I wote the above message near 12:30 am and I tried to go to bed right after that, closed my eyes and laid there for 15 mins, nothing happened. Got up for a half hour and tried again, did this until 2 am and finally gave up, went out to the shop to cut up stock for damascus.(I have to get the kids up for school at 6 am and I knew that by 2 I wasn't going to get up at 6 even if a bomb went off) Tripped and almost fell on my face in the detritus of the past 2 months of knifemaking, decided unilaterally it was time for a bit of shop cleanup, so I spent the last 4 hours cleaning. I made some serious progress too. I feel a bit tired now, but better than I usually do when I get up at 6. If I stay up I'll go cut up more stock. On a side note we do have a dusting of snow now, its about time.
Del

I'm having one of those days too Del. Got into bed at 12 and its coming up on 9 now, and I've yet to get a minute of sleep. Turned into a cleaning/reading night. Take the day off to relax! The spoons may not get done today, but hey everyone needs a day to just relax!

peterm
12-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Hopefully by working with spoons there's less chance of slicing off a finger if you make a sleep-deprived mistake!

Hermes7792
12-10-2011, 02:21 PM
Hopefully by working with spoons there's less chance of slicing off a finger if you make a sleep-deprived mistake!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oHzFNclzQ

Tell that to murray!

Delbert Ealy
12-16-2011, 12:52 AM
Progress
some billets starting out and 3 ready to be shaped into spoons.
You can see that although all the billets start out the same size they didn't finish out the same, trouble in paradise.
Not trouble that I could not over come though.
I did find out that the non-hardenable stainless damascus is harder to do that the 304 and AEB-L.
Del

Chef Niloc
12-16-2011, 02:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oHzFNclzQ

Tell that to murray!

Why did you have to post that?

Hermes7792
12-16-2011, 11:07 AM
Why did you have to post that?

It was in response to the guy who said "he would have less chance of slicing off a finger" referring to him working on spoons. In the video Murray made a spoon "shaving" sharp... It was just a joke.

Chef Niloc
12-16-2011, 02:37 PM
It was in response to the guy who said "he would have less chance of slicing off a finger" referring to him working on spoons. In the video Murray made a spoon "shaving" sharp... It was just a joke.

My post was kind of a joke. I am the self appointed president of the crazy spoon guy club. And the inspiration behind the whole Damascus spoon movement:cool2:.
So I asked why you had to post that because I emailed MC, he sad he'ed sell me the spoon, it's on it's way...now I have to find out who in my family doesn't get a xmiss present this year:D

Delbert Ealy
12-16-2011, 05:00 PM
More progress. Some profiled.
Del

peterm
12-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice Del!

Delbert Ealy
12-17-2011, 09:58 PM
More progress, spoons polished and ready to form and etch.
I also had to do another billet with real sucess over 3 inches wide and over 18 inches long.
I added some work in progress of the billet as well, The billet fused and still in the can, the billet and pieces of the can, and the billet in progress of being forged.
thanks,
Del

l r harner
12-17-2011, 10:57 PM
with a spoon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUGp9Yz1sk

Delbert Ealy
12-18-2011, 12:50 AM
More progress, just have to etch them

Mike Davis
12-18-2011, 01:15 AM
Those look great Del!!!

peterm
12-18-2011, 09:35 AM
Those look great Del!
Are the handles thick enough so they won't bend?

Also, the spoons on top and bottom end up looking really small because they're next to monster Gray Kunz spoons! It's funny what the frame of reference can do.

mattrud
12-18-2011, 12:36 PM
man I wish I got in on this, dreaming of a spoon and fish spatula set

Delbert Ealy
12-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Peter,
The handles are about .090" thick or 2.25mm which is thicker than the flatware in my pantry. They will bend with enough force as will any of the commercial flatware. In fact I am planning on leaving the handles on the tasters mostly flat, because after shaping the bowl, the angle seems perfect to me. If any of you guys want to adjust the handle that can be done.
Thanks,
Del

They are etching now, though this will take much longer than normal, this is a mix of two very acid resistant stainless steels.



Those look great Del!
Are the handles thick enough so they won't bend?

Also, the spoons on top and bottom end up looking really small because they're next to monster Gray Kunz spoons! It's funny what the frame of reference can do.

Delbert Ealy
12-18-2011, 10:28 PM
Sucess, and more to come.
Thanks,
Del

SpikeC
12-18-2011, 10:50 PM
Those are sooo Cool!

Mike Davis
12-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Awesome Del!!!!

peterm
12-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Awesome, very excited!

mr drinky
01-05-2012, 04:59 PM
I got an Ad Hoc cookbook for xmas and this photo of Thomas Keller was in it. It made me think of my Ealy spoon. I often take my spoon out and lovingly look at it ;)

k.

WildBoar
01-05-2012, 05:15 PM
I thought ours would be drawer queens, but my wife put them out in one of the utensil canisters next to the stove and we've been using them regularly. The tasting spoon has gotten the most use by far, which I did not really expect. So they are nice to look at, but very useful as well! :cool2:

Delbert Ealy
01-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Thanks for posting Guys, its funny I just came in from working on Colin's spoon form, I knew it would be a challenge, but man that shape is a real bugger!!! Not the profile of the spoon but the shape of the bowl, so many complex curves. Its like blind fitting a dress with just a picture of your model, well maybe not that bad, thanks to Colin I have one of the spoons, but its still nasty. The good thing is that once I get the spoon form done I can use it many times. This is something I wish I could cast.
Del

Chef Niloc
01-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Good way to test the curve of the handle on the tasters is to fish a ice cube out of a tall glass of water that's about 2/3 full. Fish out the ice and see if you can bring the cube to your mouth with out it falling off.

Chef Niloc
01-05-2012, 09:43 PM
I got an Ad Hoc cookbook for xmas and this photo of Thomas Keller was in it. It made me think of my Ealy spoon. I often take my spoon out and lovingly look at it ;)

k.

There TK Go's again ripping me off....I so tired of him riding on my coattails...GOD bet in his next book he's holding a sheep horn suji saying " I love Bill Burke knives"

l r harner
01-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Thanks for posting Guys, its funny I just came in from working on Colin's spoon form, I knew it would be a challenge, but man that shape is a real bugger!!! Not the profile of the spoon but the shape of the bowl, so many complex curves. Its like blind fitting a dress with just a picture of your model, well maybe not that bad, thanks to Colin I have one of the spoons, but its still nasty. The good thing is that once I get the spoon form done I can use it many times. This is something I wish I could cast.
Del
dell have the proper spoon 3d modled and then have the press die CNCed that sure woudl get you way into the ball park maybe even on first base

Delbert Ealy
01-05-2012, 11:32 PM
dell have the proper spoon 3d modled and then have the press die CNCed that sure woudl get you way into the ball park maybe even on first base

If I ever do one that is a more complex shape I might just do that, but I am an ornery cuss, and I like to do as much of the work myself as I can. Besides this way I get to talk about it more ;)
Del

Christo711
01-07-2012, 10:29 AM
I have been using Kutz spoons for the last 3 years. The larger spoon (I think selling for 11 bucks now) is one hell of a spoon. It is build like a brick ****-house and infinite uses. BUT the smaller version is horrible. It needs more of a point on the tip for better quenelles. Keep in the 10-20 dollar range and you'll have every chef buying those spoon. MAKE IT QUENELLE PERFECT !!

Theres my two cents gentlemen. Happy Holidays. Hope this helps

Hermes7792
01-07-2012, 11:02 AM
He's just man, I don't know if that would even cover the materials!

Eamon Burke
01-07-2012, 11:23 AM
There TK Go's again ripping me off....I so tired of him riding on my coattails...GOD bet in his next book he's holding a sheep horn suji saying " I love Bill Burke knives"

hahaha


...wait, you serious?

Johnny.B.Good
02-11-2012, 05:54 PM
I'm still kicking myself for not getting in on this Del.

Any plans to do it again?

-Johnny

Delbert Ealy
02-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Johnny,
After the current projects are done, i hope to make a few things up for sale, The spoons are a blast for me and i have at least 5 billets stacked and ready to forge for more spoons, and other things. Give me a month or two to get things in prder and then we will see.
Thanks,
Del

Johnny.B.Good
02-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Glad you're busy and having fun Del. I will keep an eye out for talk of more spoons from you down the road.

-Johnny

ThEoRy
02-21-2012, 04:17 PM
I have been using Kutz spoons for the last 3 years. The larger spoon (I think selling for 11 bucks now) is one hell of a spoon. It is build like a brick ****-house and infinite uses. BUT the smaller version is horrible. It needs more of a point on the tip for better quenelles. Keep in the 10-20 dollar range and you'll have every chef buying those spoon. MAKE IT QUENELLE PERFECT !!

Theres my two cents gentlemen. Happy Holidays. Hope this helps

I think it's more like $200 for the small one and $300 for the larger one.

Deckhand
02-21-2012, 04:42 PM
I think it's more like $200 for the small one and $300 for the larger one.

I for one hope he makes a quenelle spoon. Plenty of top chefs on this site could send pictures to him of their current favorite to help him. I am in for $200 on that any time.:doublethumbsup:

Delbert Ealy
02-22-2012, 12:22 PM
Ok, I would love to see your favorite quenelle spoons.
Del

Deckhand
02-22-2012, 10:46 PM
Ok, I would love to see your favorite quenelle spoons.
Del
PM sent.