- Jan 10, 2016
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Ha. if the snow ever leaves.
I think once my shoulder gets stronger i may be able to draw out two at a time but more refined work requires more attention as you said. They also heat up faster as you thin things out, which just adds to the stress. I had a good rhythm but shoulder failed so i need the rest and even switched arms. It's definatly a tough racket. Working with my non-dominant arm is tricky but like anything it will improve with time. Having both arms avaiable helps to even out the burden.I once tried two at a time as well - it felt so frenzied, rushed and stressful. Never again!
Working on one, there's a real peace and calm while waiting for the work-piece to heat up. The soft roar of the forge is relaxing and reassuring, faithfully doing it's job as I plan out my next series of moves... and the rest of the world goes quiet.
Doing two at a time takes all of that away! :shocked3:
Keep us posted!
Sounds like a really good all around geometry for the kitchen, have you tried some light chopping with the stouter grind at the heel?Most of my blades are convex ground where as this one is almost a zero grind with just a slight bit of convexity near the heel. It's definaly the thinest blade ive made and i like how flat i can make the primary bevel on this grinder.
I do a lot of heel chopping in general and with this one the food release is decent, not as good as some of the others i've made. It's more of a laser in its performance. Definitely light. I checked a bevel chart and i would say it's more of a flat grind than a zero grind as there is a micro bevel. Next one i want to make the tip a bit thinner and i think it would be ideal for me.Sounds like a really good all around geometry for the kitchen, have you tried some light chopping with the stouter grind at the heel?
Looks pretty darn sweet on the board. :doublethumbsup: