Toasted handles series

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #1

    Danzo

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    here’s a set of toasted butternut single piece handles. The runt is for my Deba.

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    Here’s a bonus octagonal in ebony and blonde horn with faux turquoise and alum liners
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    Any feedback appreciated. Thanks folks
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 #2

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    Burnt handles work very well in pro kitchens as they are still grippy when wet. How do you finish after being burnt? I always wire brush mine but that doesn't leave them as black as yours.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019 #3

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    Cool choice with the butternut!
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 #4

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    Damn that looks GOOD! Do you mind share some process how you toast them? I would love to try them out!
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 #5

    Danzo

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    So I shape them to near finish. Then burn them with a butane torch, carful not to burn too much, wire brush to clean em up some. Then for these a take them on a series of sandpaper to polish up the ass ends where the wood is untouched. I put more pressure on the back ends being careful not to sand away too much of the burned bits. Then polish on a wheel with some wood compound.
     
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  6. Aug 23, 2019 #6

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  7. Aug 24, 2019 #7

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    Little photo shoot in the nice morning light. Not even sure what kind of deba this is, I got it off the Japanese used knife retailer on eBay. This thing slays lots of mackerel thought so I figured the plastic ferrule handle has to go.

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  8. Oct 4, 2019 #8

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    I really admire how dark you got the burn. For visual balance my preference is full dark only about an inch give or take and then a gradual fade to unburned color kind of like a watercolor wash. That takes some practice, tho, and I for one haven’t mastered it.
     

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