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    talk about nose to the grindstone

    An old pedal powered grindstone converted to electric I had a chance to put through its paces on an old sickle and about 50 knives. Did a surprisingly good job on the knives in spite of the slightly...
  2. Thread: Raoul Sab?

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    All the more reason to take a gander at the old...

    All the more reason to take a gander at the old timers down in Thiers! Some​ of them must still know how it's done!l Anyway, let me know if you do make the trip; we could compare notes.
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    Lovely! Looks like it's been a good time to find...

    Lovely!
    Looks like it's been a good time to find usable old carbon in France these days. You'll probably have a hard time finding the original maker; Raoul Coutellerie doesn't exist, (if it ever...
  4. Thread: Lucky me!

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    I promise that I'll borrow a decent camera next...

    I promise that I'll borrow a decent camera next time!! I was just so jazzed about the find that I didn't have the patience, so I used my cell phone "camera"! (Plus, I'm lousy at photography, even...
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    Benuser; You always have good comments. Nickel...

    Benuser;
    You always have good comments. Nickel siver! (Slaps his head) I really have no excuse for the "brass" call, except that it did
    seem a little yellow at the time, and I was in a bit of a...
  6. Thread: Lucky me!

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    Lucky me!

    :bliss:Just got a hold of this : http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/gregg31/slideshow/ .

    Weight : 134 grams
    Length : 235 mm(blade)
    Height : 43 mm
    Width : 3 mm, 1 mm at 115 mm!
    It's a Fontenille...
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    anti-stiction finish

    OK, I've been playing with different finishes for reducing stiction for years, and have yet to come up with a definitive "that's the one" finish. Sometimes a 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper vertical...
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    Reply to Chef Doom

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Waaaah! what to do with my SS 8000?

    (Sorry, got taken away for a plumbing incident just as I was intending to post something extra hilarious).
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    yup

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Waaaah! what to do with my SS 8000?
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    Whew!! After the last two comments, I was...

    Whew!! After the last two comments, I was worried that one of the (many) things I really like in this forum, ie. sense of humor, had been quarantined.

    "I'm not going to faff around with no...
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    :lol2: Yes!! (But that size would mean only one...

    :lol2: Yes!! (But that size would mean only one case of carrots at a time!) I'm currently heming and hawing about a mobile unit; ie. small truck vs.tricycle/sophisticated vs. simple, etc., and a...
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    6 cases of carrots at a time, no prob'

    Going to try and find out the steel used!

    http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/artifacts/archives/001252.asp
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    This is a very good thread; I think it might be...

    This is a very good thread; I think it might be good to "umbrella" it with Dave's Sharpening questions thread; all the no-no's (apostrophe?), and the oui-oui's, (sorry, I live in France; plus oui-oui...
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    OT, and I mean really OT!

    Whaddya mean, yanagiba, gyuto, deba, et.al.; here's all ya need for really good mise en place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs,

    AND, if you really want a chuckle, (albeit a vicariously...
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    It, (what's left of it) is this one: ...

    It, (what's left of it) is this one: http://www.marques-de-thiers.fr/3c/11194_11197.jpg
    Hard to make out, I know, but it's definitely this one; (none of the others on the site:...
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    try here: http://i.imgur.com/Oy6ZZ.jpg...

    try here: http://i.imgur.com/Oy6ZZ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/cOIcj.jpg

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Thanks, I'll check them out; the Thiers contacts...

    Thanks, I'll check them out; the Thiers contacts I tried didn't have much info.
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    Thanks, I don't seem to have permisson for...

    Thanks,

    I don't seem to have permisson for attached files, (?). I was pretty sure it was cx100/1095, but was curious to know "for sure", if that's even possible! I have absolutely no idea what...
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    "Au Nain" chef knife question

    Hello all; I've been lurking a while, and enjoying the wealth of information herein. Sooooo,

    I just acquired an "Au Nain" late 60's/early 70's carbon steel chef's knife in pretty good nick,...
  20. Thread: Jigs vs Freehand

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    me too, me too!!

    Same thing here; got the EP pro after many years of not-too-terrible-and-sometimes-downright-sharp free-handing, partially just intrigued by the descriptions of "easy" screaming sharp results, and...
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