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    costco or sams club both sell excellent...

    costco or sams club both sell excellent inexpensive store camera security systems, I use one at my store.

    What happened to you really sucks. you should check out the bay and craigs list to see if...
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    It is amazing to me that people buy these crappy...

    It is amazing to me that people buy these crappy knives when my local Costco is selling a 10" and 8" Tramontina Pro set with a geometry and steel similar to Victorinox Forschner for $13.79 for the...
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    I actually think for these kinds of knifes an...

    I actually think for these kinds of knifes an edge pro works better than hand sharpening. You can't do anything about the geometry anyway (the usual big weakness of an edgepro) but the edge pro basic...
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    +1 on bittman

    +1 on bittman
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    Let's you turn cheap cuts like chuck roast into...

    Let's you turn cheap cuts like chuck roast into something as tender as the best filet but much tastier, :- )
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    You can kill any bacteria off and still cook...

    You can kill any bacteria off and still cook steak medium rare - the trick is to do it long enough: Here is a great reference:
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  7. KAI Wasabi Yanagiba to practice sharpening on?

    I'm slowly getting acceptable with stones on standard double bevel knives and thought I should try to learn to sharpen my first single bevel. Don't want to practice on a really good knife obviously...
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    I made spoon butter by combining beeswax with...

    I made spoon butter by combining beeswax with mineral oil seems to work a lot better than mineral oil alone. It's 1 part beeswax to 4 parts mineral oil. Lots of recipes around for spoon buttter
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    Unglazed ceramic like the bottom of your coffee...

    Unglazed ceramic like the bottom of your coffee cup isn't a bad way to sharpen a knife if you don't have anything else available
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    I've heard one can sharpen scissors by simply...

    I've heard one can sharpen scissors by simply cutting a graduated series of sandpaper. Is this true, if so it sure is easy :- )
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    Pea powder

    http://www.wired.com/2013/12/inside-the-lab-thats-using-plant-proteins-to-create-next-gen-super-eggs/
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    My hattori is VG10 and is one of my favorite...

    My hattori is VG10 and is one of my favorite knives. In fact, until I got my Devin ITK, it was probably my favorite knife. It isn't chippy at all.
  13. Ok here is the results: pluses (1)you can just...

    Ok here is the results: pluses (1)you can just walk away from it and come back to it quite a bit later - much like many sous vide things (2)can heat the mineral oil and beeswax to the same...
  14. Thread: edge pro

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    One can easily buy good third party stones from a...

    One can easily buy good third party stones from a company like MoldShopTools and make blanks from cheap aluminum stock and that cuts the cost of basic stones for the edge pro to a fraction of what...
  15. Where did you get it if I may ask, I have a green...

    Where did you get it if I may ask, I have a green brick and it might be fun to compare the two...
  16. An yet another use for a sous vide machine - spoon butter!

    So I was thinking of making "spoon butter" which apparently is just about the best stuff possible for cutting boards, wooden spoons and unstabilized handles. Basically the recipe is 1/4 lb of...
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    Check if the costco in sydney is selling the...

    Check if the costco in sydney is selling the tramontina pro line. If so they are incredible bargains. A 10" and 8" chef same profile as the victorinox and pretty much the same steel except they cost...
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    Put a little riser on the floor and keep one foot...

    Put a little riser on the floor and keep one foot on it and one foot off it and see if that helps - start with something maybe 4-6 inches high and adjust up or down until you find a height that seem...
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    or go to harbor freight and buy three crappy but...

    or go to harbor freight and buy three crappy but useable diamond plate for <$10
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    If you have a friend with a miter saw, cut...

    If you have a friend with a miter saw, cut yourself (say out of a 2x4) a couple of angle guides = 10,15, 20 degrees. I found them helpful for checking my angle placement..

    Personally i do my...
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    Favor - help me identify two stones

    I inadvertently forgot to label two stones that i picked up on BST a while back. I now have a big enough stone collection so I started making sure they were all nicely marked in way that won't wear...
  22. Thread: Vacuum-packed meat

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    I have found when I sous vide brining to the same...

    I have found when I sous vide brining to the same level as I would in normal cooking makes everything way too salty. I made some halibut last week where I did the usual brining to minimize albumin...
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    Strop on balsa coated with some diamond spray,...

    Strop on balsa coated with some diamond spray, diamond leaves toothy, chromium for razor only :- ) I buy it from http://www.advancedabrasives.com, insanely good prices
  24. Thread: Cattaraugus Knives

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    So Dave, maybe the best way to sharpen these is...

    So Dave, maybe the best way to sharpen these is sandpaper on a mousepad??
  25. Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to...

    Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to victorinox and a fraction of the price
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