Quantcast
Can You Sharpen at Work? - Page 4
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 58

Thread: Can You Sharpen at Work?

  1. #31

    knyfeknerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Charlotte, NC AKA The Queen City! The lint-filled belly button of the south.
    Posts
    2,697
    I wish I had the time at work. There is always so much work to be done.
    I would like to hold a sharpening "clinic/class" at work one day, but as a hotel, we're literally open 24/7/365, so it's tough to find any downtime.
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

  2. #32
    As far as sharpening stations where I stage. It consists of a combo stone, a towel and a deep nine pan full of water.

  3. #33
    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Oh
    Posts
    3,574
    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    I wish I had the time at work. There is always so much work to be done.
    I would like to hold a sharpening "clinic/class" at work one day, but as a hotel, we're literally open 24/7/365, so it's tough to find any downtime.
    I've toured a couple hotel kitchens, I can't imagine finding a space where people are hustling through with pans full of food, to do such a thing in!

  4. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by stevenStefano View Post
    I don't understand this. I haven't had a day off for 4 weeks so the little free time I have is spent doing a variety of things other than sharpening. I use a honing rod and it prolongs my edges a bit, I know it's not ideal but it's still a pretty good stopgap measure until I actually get out my stones and sharpen my knives again, what's the issue?
    there's no issue with your knife maintenance necessarily, i was referring to people i used to work with who:
    a. didn't know how to even use a honing rod properly, and
    b. were using it so much they could have certainly had time to properly sharpen with a stone.

    i will say, with a great deal of confidence, that with no more than one minute on a splash and go medium grit stone i can bring my knife back into excellent working order and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day (should the need have arrived in the first place). there's just no way one visit with a honing rod is going to get a knife through the bulk of a day.
    therefore i contend that using stones takes far less time, assuming your technique is solid, than using honing rods. every time.
    this idea that they save time is absolutely a misconception in my mind.

  5. #35
    Senior Member eaglerock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    502
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDispossessed View Post
    i wish i had pictures of the stones at my old place. some really crazy ass shapes
    Ours was before I made it flat

  6. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    washington dc
    Posts
    1,395
    i only sharpen at work after i close up shop off the clock. i always rush though because i just want to leave and grab a beer!

    btw, where is that wooden sink bridge from dave? i would love to get one!

  7. #37
    Senior Member stevenStefano's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Norn Iron
    Posts
    1,393
    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    I wish I had the time at work. There is always so much work to be done.
    I would like to hold a sharpening "clinic/class" at work one day, but as a hotel, we're literally open 24/7/365, so it's tough to find any downtime.
    I'm in the same boat. Not that it's always busy, but I suspect I'd get moaned at if I sharpened in work. I'm basically the only person that has good knives and maintains them but it wouldn't matter. I might stay after work some time, but I usually finish pretty late

  8. #38
    My boss makes fun of us for sharpening too much and wasting time. My compromise with him is that if you want to sharpen on the clock, its before or after your shift, and flatten the stone each time. Before we would have guys stop to touch up during service, and turn it into a half pipe.

  9. #39
    I could but I usually don't. Few times a year I will bring in my stones and do my kit plus some others in the kitchen.

    Now I just use an 8K DMT I got from Marko for touchups. Takes about as long as using a steel and I don't have to go back it to constantly so overall actually uses up less time. Never taken any grief for using it nor would I if someone tried to.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

  10. #40
    If I have time at work no one will object, usually just 4k-8k if I'm just touching up sometimes start at 1k if I have lots of time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •