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Re: Chef's knife

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

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I would not 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.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » August 2nd, 2017, 6:20 pm

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I realize I haven't updated this in awhile.

Some recent stuff.
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » August 3rd, 2017, 8:25 am

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Super cool!

What's the handle material? I really like the texture too it. Kinda gives it a dot matrix look. Have you tried a full gradient from dark to light instead of with the darker stripe in the middle?

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » August 3rd, 2017, 9:26 am

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Good idea Richard. I'll have to play with that. The material is called Micarta. The solid layers are compressed recycled paper and the textured layers are compressed recycled canvas. The colors are pretty limited because the stuff was originally designed for industrial purposes. It gets grippy when wet though so chefs love it for knife handles.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » August 3rd, 2017, 12:48 pm

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I wanted to put up a video to show you the handle more in the round.... Scott from Leucadia Custom Knives sent me two videos in the vertical orientation (what?!), so I had to edit them together, and then once I was editing them together I thought well let me add some process. Then once I added some process I thought now I need a voice over for context. Once I had that I thought, let me just add a background sound track.... designers...


Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » August 3rd, 2017, 1:22 pm

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Cool. Sounds like a material material and really dig how it drove the design and topographic visual. Definitely the full gradient I think could work. Or I wonder how it could look if the layers were not oriented in the same plane as the handle so appeared more random.

Kinda like Damascus steel layers...

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » August 24th, 2017, 10:02 pm

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prototype 2. Added an extra layer which really helps the design and it feels better in the hand.

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby Nap » August 25th, 2017, 8:10 am


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Are you sure about the shape of the handle? I have designed and manufactured dozens, so my question.
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » August 25th, 2017, 8:43 am

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Looks really nice. Maybe just the video, but the colour and depth of the finish looks so much nicer now. Like a rich rosewood. I really dig it. Additional layer helps visually too. The shape also looks a bit rounder vs. Rectangular/squircle? Maybe not as Newson, but looks more comfy!

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