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HHH Knives
01-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Made a new handle for my Old Wok!!

The handle that came with the Wok fell off and was discarded about a month after I got this thing.. Its been used and abused for at least 15 years without a handle. :) lol Finally yesterday after burning my hand for the umpteenth time I threw together a handle for it.. Took all of about 5 minutes to do.. But I gota say, Im pretty proud of it.. :D

Curly maple. and a little mineral oil.

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/WIPMeteoritedamascusandivory018.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/WIPMeteoritedamascusandivory025.jpg

mainaman
01-25-2012, 08:16 PM
Looks great.
I was never able to use a wok with burners like those, never got enough heat out of them, how does it work for you?

HHH Knives
01-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Its the same as what you said. I use the largest burner on HIGH and its still not optimal for Wok cooking! Yesterday we did our cooking at Jr's house and he has a gas stove.. Its way better for most if mot all range top cooking.. When I buy a new stove it will be GAS for sure.. :)

Eamon Burke
01-25-2012, 08:28 PM
My new place has a gas stove, just like I grew up with. My wife and I have turned around and left houses shown to us because of the stove.

That is a cool handle!

mainaman
01-25-2012, 08:53 PM
Those small portable burners with a gas can work great if you have room for one.

WildBoar
01-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Randy, I'm confused -- I cannot see the damascus pattern in the wok. Can you please re-etch it for us? :D

HHH Knives
01-25-2012, 09:05 PM
LOL, Dave, Your a hoot! I have not had Jr forge me a Wok .. YET!! lol Hmm, I wonder if and how that would work.. anyone ever seen or heard of a damascus Wok?

WildBoar
01-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Shoot, how hard can it be? Hand-hammer plate damascus into a wood bowl. Rolling out a sheet that wide is probably the biggest challenge.

Heck, if it helps to inspire you, put me down for one as well. It will look nice hanging on the wall! :cool2:

HHH Knives
01-25-2012, 09:37 PM
Dave, It would be awesome.

I dont think Jr. would be happy with me if I signed him up for this!! LMAO!! :D

But you got me thinking about it now.. and it may just HAVE to make it happen! lol :) If I made one, I would want to use it!! I just cant see make something like this for looks. To me its like a knife, its a tool and "needs" to be used!! Although it would look cool hanging around between uses. Darn it man.. Im going to Google it and see if there are any being made..

DeepCSweede
01-26-2012, 01:27 PM
Dave,

That is exactly the direction I thought the thread was going to start when I saw the description. Next project - Out of this World Wokking

Adagimp
01-26-2012, 01:33 PM
I like it. A well used wok is a lot of fun to cook with and that handle looks better than any handle I've ever seen on one.

Eamon Burke
01-26-2012, 02:28 PM
Omg. A meteorite wok? What is this, a Stephen Chow movie??



P.S. I love Stephen Chow movies.

HHH Knives
01-26-2012, 02:57 PM
LOL, You guys are too much..

I did talk to Jr about making a damascus wok and he is down for trying it! And actually after we google searched and realizing that there is no one else making them.. (at least that I could find) That made him want to try it even more!! :)

I dont know if its his youth or he watched one to many Stephen Chow movies.. But Im gona encourage him and do some research on steels that would be a viable option for these. and to get a game plan together for how he will attempt it.

Anyone who is seriously interested in a damascus wok, Message me.

echerub
01-26-2012, 03:15 PM
I think a damascus wok would be a beautiful thing when brought into the kitchen... but if we treat it like we would carbon steel or cast iron woks, all the lovely patterning is going to be hard to see after a while.

In any case, I think it's a cool challenge to undertake just for the fun of it :)

HHH Knives
01-26-2012, 07:22 PM
Len, Im trying to decide on what materials would make the best combination for this project. Any suggestions are welcomed.

My gut tells me it doesnt have to be High carbon.. but im not 100% sure what steel would be best. Gona do some research.

Eaglewood
01-26-2012, 11:58 PM
wok wok wok--- sounds like something from Star Wars--- But I want one as well. Cool handle Randy--

Mike Davis
01-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Randy, i honestly would use some mild steel and nickel....Or maybe buy stainless in 12x12 sheets in .010 and nickel in the same...Might have to make a campfire to forge it together :D And forget the press...Time to get hammering :P...maybe takes it to a machine shop and cold slip roll it

WildBoar
01-27-2012, 12:30 AM
Man, I'm really loving this. 'Cause I know it's laying the groundwork for HHH's line of hand-hammered copper pots and pans :cool2:

HHH Knives
01-27-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks David.. :D Jr is now obsessed with this crazy idea.. :) lol

WildBoar
01-27-2012, 11:58 AM
You are welcome! It's really great that you and Jr. embrace these challenges. Many of the knife knuts here are already loaded up with blades, and need other ways to spend their $. So why the heck not offer some nice handmade products using all of your metal working knowledge and skill?!? Plus it makes the days more interesting :hungry:

Johnny.B.Good
01-27-2012, 12:01 PM
You are welcome! It's really great that you and Jr. embrace these challenges. Many of the knife knuts here are already loaded up with blades, and need other ways to spend their $. So why the heck not offer some nice handmade products using all of your metal working knowledge and skill?!? Plus it makes the days more interesting :hungry:

+1

Agreed. Look at how popular damascus spoons (of all shapes and sizes) are here (Boar has a nice little collection himself).