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  1. Woods to Work with... The blackisted? and the best?

    Ever walk into a grocery store and come out with some obscure ingredient just to see what you can do with it? or because you wondered what it's like to work with in the kitchen?
    I do that all the...
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    Glad to help. A blow torch should work fine. ...

    Glad to help.

    A blow torch should work fine. Couple things to be aware of. 1. If you're doing this to an already assembled handle with a horn or plastic ferrule wrap the ferrule with tape,...
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    It is exactly as the name implies ... burnt,...

    It is exactly as the name implies ... burnt, just on the surface.

    Toasting or burning the outer layer of the wood changes the color but more importantly, it alters the texture and improves...
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    Thanks Andrei. This was a great contest and...

    Thanks Andrei. This was a great contest and interesting to see people's preferences.
    Congrats to the other winners.
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    Mark - I had a similar view about keeping things...

    Mark - I had a similar view about keeping things natural for a while but I've found an appreciation for the colorings. For me, they're still too much for the bulk of a handle...but as a ferrule ,...
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    Surprised nobody has mentioned Kato (yoshiaki...

    Surprised nobody has mentioned Kato (yoshiaki fujiwara)

    Maxim (japanese natural stones) has a 165 in his store that is around $180. Amazing cutters, rustic.....

    I have a 180mm and love it.
  7. Thread: first knife

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    Transtint dyes are another option that work great...

    Transtint dyes are another option that work great for epoxy. You can find them at lots of woodworking shops or online. They will dye most wood finishes if you want to create a toner, and they get...
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    I believe the trick to telling the difference...

    I believe the trick to telling the difference between the Argentinian version (more common) and the true version (rare) is to look at the end grain. Argentinian has pores in clusters and on true...
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    Couldn't resist and just got a Kato I'd been...

    Couldn't resist and just got a Kato I'd been thinking about.

    Thanks, Maksim.
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    Always cool to see the raw versus the result. ...

    Always cool to see the raw versus the result.

    Walnut's such a pleasure to work, glad to see it didn't end up as charcoal.
    Those long planks look like they'd carve out some nice saya's.
  11. Thread: Hinoura's Son

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    Those like nice with the ebony handles. Very...

    Those like nice with the ebony handles. Very curious to see what the Bunka looks like when it comes in.
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    To add another opinion - my unicorn nakiri would...

    To add another opinion - my unicorn nakiri would be at 190 but I'm also a fan of 165.

    In my experience, it seems most production models I've seen are about 165, 180 and 210.
    I've used and...
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    Looks amazing, Randy. Love seeing more...

    Looks amazing, Randy. Love seeing more nakiris....and those woods are an amazing pair. Very nice work.
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    Really nice looking. And glad to see I'm not...

    Really nice looking.

    And glad to see I'm not the only Renaissance Wax addict. Love that stuff, always worth the wait. Nothing else works like it.
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    Add a +1 for Klingspor's Woodworking Shop. I...

    Add a +1 for Klingspor's Woodworking Shop.

    I have a few different woodworking supply vendors that I like for different products but when it comes to belts, Klingspor is my go to. Klingspor is...
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    Would love to try it if there's another slot for...

    Would love to try it if there's another slot for a home cook.
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    Welcome. You' got some beautiful inventory on...

    Welcome. You' got some beautiful inventory on your site.

    Count me on the raffle. thanks.
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    It's a great little Macgyver trick. Works great...

    It's a great little Macgyver trick. Works great for any curves or tight spots. On bigger projects (or even an occasional handle) I'll often make backer blocks to match a contour I want or use...
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    if you want to retain a good pressure fit or at...

    if you want to retain a good pressure fit or at least not end up too loose, it's going to be difficult to pare off just the right amount with a chisel working in such a narrow opening.
    I'd go buy...
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    happy to help out. When it comes to...

    happy to help out.

    When it comes to coating/film based finishes (lacquer, varnish (including "long oil" products like waterlox, or the various flavors of urethane's ), I would usually stop...
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    sure thing. glad to help

    sure thing. glad to help
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    Ebony polishes and buffs incredibly well....even...

    Ebony polishes and buffs incredibly well....even without a finish, you can put a decent level of sheen on it if you're willing to put in a little work sanding and polishing through very fine grits. ...
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    Glad to help.

    Glad to help.
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    Trying to answer this feels kind of like trying...

    Trying to answer this feels kind of like trying to answer a "which knife should I buy" question ... 210, 240 Gyuto? Suji? .... The answer kind of depends on what you plan to make, your comfort and...
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    Somewhere around the forum, I recall a thread...

    Somewhere around the forum, I recall a thread that helped date forgies based on the different logo stampings. That same thread gave some insight into quality based on time period. (In general,...
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