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post #61 of 88

Nice! Is that the Anchico wood you mentioned or did you go with something else?

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post #62 of 88

Ideally, a belt using silicone carbide, like they use at gun and knife shows.

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post #63 of 88
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Nice! Is that the Anchico wood you mentioned or did you go with something else?

 

Yes.

 

I've not a belt kokopuffs. It has to be waterstones, or may be a drill to make the bevel.

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post #64 of 88
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The woodworker put a bronze botton at the end. Nice detail. Bad pick:

 

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post #65 of 88
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Yes.

 

I've not a belt kokopuffs. It has to be waterstones, or may be a drill to make the bevel.


To achieve an even bevel I'd really avoid using the drill and go for the stone(s) instead.

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post #66 of 88
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To achieve an even bevel I'd really avoid using the drill and go for the stone(s) instead.

 

Agree. I'll put the #500 Beston in water for tomorrow. This stone needs water.

Besides, Argentina plays against Belgium for the Quarter-finals in the World Cup, so Mr. CrhisBelgium, as much as i love his fodd, picks and gentleness, is my mortal enemy for 48 hours.

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post #67 of 88

Who could ask for more.  I like the 3 simple grooves for embellishment and slimmer/less bulbous profile.

 

Rick

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Besides, Argentina plays against Belgium for the Quarter-finals in the World Cup, so Mr. CrhisBelgium, as much as i love his fodd, picks and gentleness, is my mortal enemy for 48 hours.

Hahahaha.... our Red Devils are so ready for you and your team, amigo. We already beat the Russians, the USA and now...

 

 

BTW, your mezzaluna came out so nice! Don't use it when you lose tonight, we all love you here!


Edited by ChrisBelgium - 7/6/14 at 2:39am
post #69 of 88
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Need a handkerchief, sir? I have some...

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post #70 of 88

That would be such a good idea after our loss, ordo. Congratulations my friend.

Also congratulations to butzy, Holland won too from Costa Rica.  And... I'm so looking forward to the match Argentina-Holland. Could be a fantastic match.


Edited by ChrisBelgium - 7/6/14 at 3:27am
post #71 of 88
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It was a fair game. We suffered like hell but luck is part of the game and was on our side.

Some new details of the mezzaluna project i worked while seeing futbol yesterday.

 

i used som epoxy  to fill little gaps on the handle. Don't want any water to get there.

 

 

Nice detail of the wood.

 

 

The three lines, objet of a curious conversation with the woodworker because both of us like odd numbers.

 

 

The bevel. Very difficult to get an even surface on stones.

 

 

Getting better

 

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post #72 of 88

Sorry ordo.

 

Yes, Argentina had lucky bounces and German mistakes but couldn't capitalize. Germany controlled the tempo and possession, and eventually scored despite Argentinian physicality.

 

The best team won, in the end, with a beautiful goal. 

 

Nice mezzaluna. Beautiful. Enjoy using it. 

post #73 of 88
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Have to agree. The last 30' were completely for Germany and the goal (a beautiful goal) was floating in the air. There was a penalty for Argentina and Higuain lost an easy goal, but that's futbol. I enjoyed behaving as a teenager for a while!

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post #74 of 88
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Mezzaluna holder design. You have to imagine it in a nice one piece of wood.

 

 

 

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post #75 of 88

Looks great and the holder will be the perfect finishing touch.

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post #76 of 88
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Thanks Michael. I bought a perfect block of anchico, the same hard wood of the handles.

 

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post #77 of 88
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Meeting with the woodworker. He suggested three lines on top of the holder and four bronce bottons on the sides. Nice idea.

 

           

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post #78 of 88
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I received the holder. Not so satisfied. Many details missing.

Here's raw, before sanding and oiling. I will have to work on it if i want to save it.

 

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post #79 of 88
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Sanding and wax-oiling. The veins of the wood come out nicely. There's a wonderful knot almost in the middle of the holder.

 

 

Detail of the side.

 

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post #80 of 88

Nice save.  So why was the finish work absent this time, and what happened to the 3 lines?

 

 

Rick

post #81 of 88
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I do the finishing work, It takes time waxing, oiling, etc. In a couple of weeks it will be ok.

I guess the 3 lines could be redundant with the knot. I can do the lines in minutes, but there's a point where you have to trust other people's decisions.

Anyway, i'm working on a new design, much easier to make, much more precise.

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post #82 of 88

Very nice - I would be proud to have it in any kitchen.

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post #83 of 88

Just one more thing, don't you ideally need a nicely dished wood bowl to go with it?

 

 

Rick

post #84 of 88
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Could be Rick, but i have to confess that the mezzaluna is not so efficient to cut and in no way can replace a knife. In any case, it's good to ground meat but, again, can't replace the 2 cleavers method. I'm afraid this one will stay as a decorative memory.

 

Michael: thanks.

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post #85 of 88

Yeh I don't care for Mez's so much either, I meant the bowl as décor also.  If my wife were into kitchen equipment (which she is most definitely not), I know she would prop it up against a wall and put the Mez in front of it.  Now I do realize that might not fit your sensibilities about décor here.  ;-)

 

 

Rick

post #86 of 88
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In fact a round bowl could be designed to hold the mezzaluna without problem.

Anyway, i'm not good with the result here and will try the same design (almost) with a twist in the making. 2 pieces of wood and 1 layer with the mezzaluna curve. All glued togheter. Much easier to make, what do you think?

 

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post #87 of 88
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I designed a  new holder. Ideally made of crystal clear glass (but how?). Got rid of superfluous matter and wanted the blade to show as much as possible.

 

 

 

 

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post #88 of 88

Yes, quite brilliant Ordo.  Of course glass sculptors can do this for you, with some holes at the ends of the slit to hold a bit of cork, or even just a bit of RTV would do without the holes.  Might even be possible to find some piece of curved glass from a china cabinet or such which a good glass cutting establishment can finish for you, if you wanted a more machined look.

 

 

Rick

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