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  1. Bert2368 replied to the thread do you "collect" things other than knives and stones?.

    I learned how to be a chicken plucker the hard way, at an advanced age (one of my roosters murdered his rival right in front of me,...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 10:41 PM
  2. Bert2368 replied to the thread do you "collect" things other than knives and stones?.

    Capons... Tasty, tasty capons... [MEDIA]

    Apr 24, 2019 at 9:30 PM
  3. Bert2368 replied to the thread Show your newest knife buy.

    It's the rocks. Very bad for the cognition. It's safer to mix the rye with a little maple syrup, some lemon juice and a drop of...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:20 AM
  4. Bert2368 replied to the thread #2 Blue Steel Kamagata Usuba- Worth it?.

    I am slowly, painfully whipping this knife into line. Litterally, as it had a nice bacon ripple zigzag to the edge about 1/3 of the way...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:18 PM
  5. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread First test of a cheap, Chinese sourced natural stone- guardedly optimistic....

    The Amazon stones arrived. The finer natural stone seems to be a bit finer and slower cutting than the my stone from Etsy, the mud from...

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  6. Bert2368 replied to the thread Microchips after sharpening.

    I have hard felt polishing wheels sold for use with metal polishing compounds. I assume these would do the same work for burr removal...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM
  7. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread First test of a cheap, Chinese sourced natural stone- guardedly optimistic....

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  8. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread 180mm Feather Gyuto (work in progress).

    Nice! Bee- Or wasp? [ATTACH]

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  9. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread "If you build a handle, the blade will come".

    I have not cut the largest pieces for the handles to final length, the hard, dense woods for the ends are cut to approximately 1"...

    20190422_195635.jpg Apr 23, 2019 at 2:52 AM
  10. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread First test of a cheap, Chinese sourced natural stone- guardedly optimistic....

    This showed up in the mailbox today, forgot that I had bid on this stone. [ATTACH] I did order one each of the fine and coarse...

    20190422_202018.jpg Apr 23, 2019 at 2:37 AM
  11. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread "If you build a handle, the blade will come".

    Yes, I DO tend to microfocus and chase the pretty squirrels, this WAS all about making knives originally, wasn't it? I have three donor...

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  12. Bert2368 replied to the thread First test of a cheap, Chinese sourced natural stone- guardedly optimistic....

    That Amazon fine natural 8"x2" stone is $7.99? And eligible for Prime?? AND fulfilled by Amazon, which means shipped from inside USA-...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM
  13. Bert2368 replied to the thread Anyone ever tried a knife from blacksmith Kikuchiyo?.

    Now, the fifth daughter on the twelfth night Told the first father that things weren't right "My complexion, " she says, "is much too...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:27 AM
  14. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread Which unstbilised woods work for handles?.

    The one use where lignum vitae has not found an adequate replacement is in self lubricating, high durometer and non corroding bearings...

    20190418_215904.jpg 20190418_221645.jpg Apr 19, 2019 at 4:31 AM
  15. Bert2368 replied to the thread First test of a cheap, Chinese sourced natural stone- guardedly optimistic....

    Those fish skulls are really gnarly looking- [MEDIA]

    Apr 18, 2019