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  1. Thread: edge pro

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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 :- )
  3. Pea powder ...

    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.
  5. 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...
  6. Thread: edge pro

    by gic
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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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Thread: Gifts

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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...
  14. 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
  16. 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??
  17. Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to...

    Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to victorinox and a fraction of the price
  18. Thread: Cattaraugus Knives

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    Cattaraugus Knives

    So at Son's suggestion I picked one up on the bay to start increasing my ODC collection.

    Fascinating knife. Sort of a 8" chef/suji blend. All the chef's knives I saw on the bay are like this so I...
  19. Assuming it is a 240, certainly between 5 and 10k...

    Assuming it is a 240, certainly between 5 and 10k - and I bet closer to 10
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    I often give away cheap restaurant knives like...

    I often give away cheap restaurant knives like the tramontina pro's that Costco is almost giving away right now (A 10+ 8 inch chef for like $14 anyone??) to my friends who are just getting into...
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    I have never seen a 53 slot henckels block can...

    I have never seen a 53 slot henckels block can you tell me where you saw it? Via google i found a 23 slot henckels block but the sur la table 35 slot one is substantially bigger & that's the one I...
  22. Another way to sharpen the edge that seems effective

    So I was playing around with the hand held dmt diafold sharpeners (course/fine and extra fine/extra extra fine) I use occasionally for sharpening some tools and I decided to try another way of...
  23. I don't know if baking soda will work but I...

    I don't know if baking soda will work but I gotta say for cleaning range tops a baking soda paste left on overnight sprayed with a little vinegar is truly amazing stuff, mbaked off crap lift like...
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    Interesting: they used the last page of their...

    Interesting: they used the last page of their most recent catalog to feature it, hadn't looked at the catalog when it came but pulled it out after this thread came live ...
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    Hemp oil, I kid you not is the way to go. It's...

    Hemp oil, I kid you not is the way to go. It's way cheaper than flaxseed oil and also is a "drying" oil when heated above its smoke point. From Wikipedia "Wood finish[edit]
    Hemp oil is a "drying...
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