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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » February 22nd, 2017, 3:21 pm

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I wold t consider it snarky Iab! Just increbly consistent. :-)

This project has been on the slow burn. Just teasing around 30 mins here or there. But you are right.

One thing I have been thinking about is what to make the mock ups from. I'm thinking of layering balsa wood so I can simulate the shapes the layers would make.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » February 22nd, 2017, 6:27 pm

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Ian... I know.... mockups... :-) Just had time to play between meetings though.
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » February 22nd, 2017, 6:49 pm

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maybe the plan view taper should go the other way... I need to mock it up! :-)

Re: Chef's knife

Postby AVClub » February 22nd, 2017, 7:57 pm


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Love seeing the progression here, looks great! Have you explored the Japanese Style WA handle at all? I got my first WA handle Gyuto recently and I find it very comfortable.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby iab » February 23rd, 2017, 8:32 am


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yo wrote:I'm thinking of layering balsa wood


Close.

But I would recommend Balsa Foam - http://www.dickblick.com/products/balsa-foam/

Laminate by using Super 77.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby gmay3able » February 23rd, 2017, 2:15 pm

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Digging the new design with the three dots and circular ends!

If you decide to laminate layers of balsa wood sheets, I was thinking it might be helpful to put a drop of food coloring or ink in the wood glue used so you can clearly see where the boundary of each layer ends.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby Ricecracker » February 24th, 2017, 5:18 am

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Looking good Michael! It's not clear to me how the back tapers down right now. The pinky and back of the hand can cramp up if there's not enough material back there. Depending on the handle material, tang, and butt design you go with, you may want to consider an endcap for balance since all of the rivets are pushed forward at the moment. Curious to see how it turns out.

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