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  • steve garro's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Fillet knives are intended for abuse - you often have to give them a few licks between fish and sometime every fish if you are doing things like...
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  • rec head's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    rec head replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    I have one of those electric sharpeners too. It works great but I brought it to work to keep the knives there sharp because they get a lot of abuse....
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  • jon_norstog's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    jon_norstog replied to a thread Thursday Bicycles in Smoked Out
    Thanks for the post. Yeah, I made bicycles in the back yard where we lived in tribal housing in Window Rock. 7,000 ft elevation, you could build...
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  • bigbill's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    bigbill replied to a thread Thursday Bicycles in Smoked Out
    Were you fabricating on the Navajo Reservation? I see you on Garro's FB posts, but you're one of the people I have yet to meet in his fab...
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  • dgaddis's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    dgaddis replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Here's the video, it finally finished uploading. This is no downward pressure on the blade other than the weight of the steel itself. ...
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  • dgaddis's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    dgaddis replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    I have the strop loaded up with the green compound that came with it (basically a green bar of clay - heated the leather with a hair dryer and then...
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  • TMB's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    TMB replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Yes, woodworker. I have some of those “grid surface” DMT stones. I use them for garden tools, rough sharpening, etc. they are sort an odd...
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  • moondog-sparky's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    i have a 2021 VW Atlas SEL V6 AWD model. so far - 35,000 miles - it's been overall pretty great and very reliable. it handles nicely and is comfy...
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  • TMB's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Glad I found this thread. There is a Woodcarving show that happens in Mesa, AZ every year in late February. I was at the show in Feb 2020, just...
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  • Bob Ross's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    In honor of the recently departed Tom Verlaine: RIP :(
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  • bigbill's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm a fan of the enclosed space option. I'd say the majority of the time, the tent option is good, but it's nice to have a hard shell with a door if...
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    1 Day Ago
    jon_norstog replied to a thread Thursday Bicycles in Smoked Out
    Welolo I finally did it - set up Thursday Bicycles as an LLC in Oregon. Thursday was incorporated on Navajo Nation for the first few years, but I...
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  • claritycycler's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Faux Volvo "woody" spotted near Saturday farmer's market, painted using wood grain brush technique, can't tell in this pic but the wood grain is very...
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  • Bobonli's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Bobonli replied to a thread Automobiles in The Art of Wardrobe
    It's new car time in the Bobonli household. I've been an unnecessarily loyal Honda customer for 9 cars between my and the missus. They're nice enough...
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  • Alistair's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Alistair replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Sounds like you're a woodworker? Cool, I know that people in that world can easily be just as, or more, fanatical about how they go about keeping...
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  • caleb's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    caleb replied to a thread The XC Skiing thread in The OT
    Even though the shadows are still long, the days are getting noticeably longer. Also, here's a new one. A pickup somehow decided to drive...
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  • steve garro's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I tell you what - I can get a knife DAMN sharp. Fishermen in Mexico hand me theirs and say "I can do it, but not like he does." Just grew up...
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  • giordana93's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    giordana93 replied to a thread Enviable Audio Dilemma in The OT
    they definitely reversed bricking decision, thank goodness. I have never used the digital out, but thinking I may try that. Funny thing is how much I...
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  • davids's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    davids replied to a thread Enviable Audio Dilemma in The OT
    I bought my Connect in late 2015 and have always used its digital out (a coax connection, I'm pretty sure!) to my ancient, lovely Enlightened Audio...
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  • rec head's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    rec head replied to a thread Enviable Audio Dilemma in The OT
    Do you have local music like ripped CDs that you will want to stream too? For that I have only found the PC to be decent for managing my collection....
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  • 9tubes's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    9tubes replied to a thread Enviable Audio Dilemma in The OT
    I use Apple Music (lossless) through a NAD 758v3 to my Sonus Fabers. The Dirac software used by NAD (and others) was a revelation. I've never heard...
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  • COVRTDESIGN's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    In my exec chef days I always had some cheaper japanese stones soaking in water in my office. They are roughly a 400 grit then the 1000 grit, then...
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  • COVRTDESIGN's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    You can use the steel to bring the edge back over on a japanese knife, just remember to vary your degree when using it. I have all Japanese knives...
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  • TMB's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    TMB replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    My dad grew up on a farm in Ireland. He milked cattle by hand. He had the wrists of a superman. He pulled that steel out before he used a...
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  • giordana93's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    giordana93 replied to a thread Enviable Audio Dilemma in The OT
    so I am keeping this one going by asking those of you who have local music streamers to describe your setup. stand alone or pc, dac, etc. I'm...
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  • giordana93's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    ....and then literally today I was glad to have that old Wusthof steel. my wife (French Canadian) has a family recipe for the best apple pie...
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  • NYCfixie's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    The most up to date version of my Carmina collection. Only their Detroit Last works for me which means 531/PTB or 532/LWB but for some reason I...
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  • woodworker's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    woodworker replied to a thread Mikaela Shiffrin in The OT
    She is back at the top of her game. Good for her!
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  • TMB's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    TMB replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    I am really glad you posted this. I think that this may be the gem here . Most of my knives are either German or swedish and it never occurred to...
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  • Paul Jacobs's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    2016, the same year I retired. As I now rarely dress formally, my remaining pair of black Oxfords should see me out....
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  • 72gmc's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    72gmc replied to a thread timepieces in The Art of Wardrobe
    OT? No! Note picture 7 … the dash is a Sinn. https://www.bikeexif.com/custom-bimota-motorcycle
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  • Too Tall's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Too Tall replied to a thread Automobiles in The Art of Wardrobe
    Are you Batman? Tell the truth.
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    2 Days Ago
    darkmother replied to a thread Automobiles in The Art of Wardrobe
    https://www.ebay.fr/itm/275509139673?hash=item40259fd8d9:g:ZRUAAOSw99djPZM2
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  • Alistair's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Alistair replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Hi John, yes, I use a 400 grit stone in a similar way. Chip removal sometimes, but mostly for setting the foundational edge geometry. I like 13...
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  • jclay's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    jclay replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Philosophically the Zip Code I'm in and that definitely includes increasing the sharpening juice/squeeze ratio by working smarter. The 300 stone...
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  • 72gmc's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    72gmc replied to a thread Automobiles in The Art of Wardrobe
    I feel a bit guilty for liking this.
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  • Alistair's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Alistair replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    Yes, good point. I have found that waterstones, or at least Japanese water stones, don't mix well with softer steels but I'm not entirely sure why...
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  • 72gmc's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    72gmc replied to a thread Mikaela Shiffrin in The OT
    https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cn9scMWJZdP/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= !!!!!
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  • jclay's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    jclay replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    I got a half dozen Lamson SS kitchen knives about 30 years ago. Riveted wooden handles, no bolster, No 650 Chef is an exemplar of the group. Good...
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  • Mark Kelly's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    IMO fine polishing a cutting edge which is used in a pushing motion (like a planer) is very important, but with a blade which is used in a slicing...
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  • giordana93's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    do you always use compound/paste or dry?
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  • giordana93's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Agree with much above, so only add this: I don't think the Germans who made my striated/textured steel are idiots. In fact, that steel (the tool)...
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  • Alistair's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Alistair replied to a thread Very OT ….Knife steels .. in The OT
    What type of knife are you sharpening, and do you know what steel it is made of? Honing rods are usually used with Western (ie. non Japanese) knife...
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  • jclay's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    jclay replied to a thread Home Backup Generator. in The OT
    Yeah they are. We have the Yamaha/iPower inverter and it's fantastic; easy start, sips gas and tandem capable though we haven't the need.
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  • Drew's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Drew replied to a thread Home Backup Generator. in The OT
    Toots - if you have the space, you can get a 2000 and a 2000 "companion" and run them in tandem, for the same money as one 3200, maybe a fuzz less. ...
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  • Saab2000's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Anyone use anything from Taxa? Their two smallest trailers hold some appeal for me. I believe either can fit into my garage and both could be pulled...
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  • Too Tall's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Too Tall replied to a thread Home Backup Generator. in The OT
    I loath that I purchased a Honda 2000 and they come out with the new one's only a year later. No kidding, these little Honda's are terrific. One...
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