I do the grocery shopping and cook dinner each night.
I don't use recipes, just remember some of what I read and then put things together intuitively (not sure if this makes sense?)
Once in a while I make a flop, but for the most part my dinners turn out better than what I can usually get in a mid level restaurant.
I really want to try the blow torch roast. I drool when I think about it.
Ok hate to share this, but it needs to be shown. So before i got the edges too thin, i figured i would do a quick dirty etch to see the hamon....Not happy with the results....Too close to the edge. It will get reclayed and re heat treated tonight.
This saddens me....
How deep does the temper go? Wont a close hamon forgive a little when sharpening as the face is thinned?
It might, but this one dips all the way to the edge, meaning it didnt fully harden..I will sand this side a bit finer and etch(at 220 now) and see...hopefully it will raise off the edge, if not, i need to re HT it....
Ok, so it was re clay coated, re heated and is tempering right now I gave it a quick sand and etch, and i think we have a winner! I also think we have more activity in it this time.
Good news!!!! Everything worked out GREAT!
Did some cool stuff with this one. The ashi on it are going to be awesome! This is a REAl fast dirty etch, but when it is finished properly, she will pop real nice! Also...note the tiger stripes on the spine new trick
I will get this finish sanded tomorrow and and polish the hell out of it. I should have it ready to ship tuesday morning