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by Bensbites
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 72
Views: 1851

Re: No service interruptions.

Cool hoping I can snag just 1 box of each for family on the front lines. Hopefully no hoarders out there buy all these the second they come online. Have you considered a buy limit for these? For what it’s worth, I am planning on buying a number of boxes. I have several friends who work at Boston ho...
by Bensbites
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: How Awesome is This
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: How Awesome is This

I really have to get back to my cnc. I built a small one thinking inlays like that but on knife handles would be pretty awesome. I made one set of scales and resin cast the voids. That looks pretty cool. Knife handle requests picked up. Schools canceled... homeschooling dad doesn’t have workshop time.
by Bensbites
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 72
Views: 1851

Re: No service interruptions.

Hi Mark, appreciate your gesture here w/ regard to masks and respirators. I don't even think these should be available for public purchase. Rather, they should be forwarded to your local hospital that will need them sooner than later. Another option would be to reach out to hospitals in NY, NOLA, C...
by Bensbites
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 72
Views: 1851

Re: No service interruptions.

Hi Ben, I don’t think we’re going to sort who can buy and selling them to people in small quantities like your intention is exactly what we are hoping for. I know there are going to be police and fire and EMT people and local medical workers and even grocery store employees that all might need some...
by Bensbites
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 72
Views: 1851

Re: No service interruptions.

Awesome! I have several friends at the local hospitals, are you selling small amounts to people like us, or just to
major institutions?

I would be happy to buy some to donate to my local healthcare workers.
by Bensbites
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Artifax 210 gyuto & 1k stone
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Artifax 210 gyuto & 1k stone

daviddg wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:07 pm
If memory serves me correctly this is the third time I have personally seen you do something like this.
A bit of light in dark times.
Kudos to you and I hope something good comes your way some day.
Best wishes.
D.
I think is more than that.
by Bensbites
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Artifax 210 gyuto & 1k stone
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Artifacts 210 gyuto & 1k stone

Another classy move,
by Bensbites
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2020 - knife handles and related work.
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: 2020 - knife handles and related work.

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:28 pm
You've really taken your craft to the next level Ben! :ugeek:
Thank you, I have a couple peppermills to make, then I have an interesting set of wa handles coming up. I had a 3-6 month backlog before the virus “isolation”. Now with the kids home, it’s unclear how much I can get done. 😬
by Bensbites
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2020 - knife handles and related work.
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: 2020 - knife handles and related work.

I know I am way behind on posting here. Time to catch up. https://instagram.com/p/B8Fa2YkHpE5/media/?size=l https://instagram.com/p/B8MzQb5nEdx/media/?size=l https://instagram.com/p/B8jDJgJnOAd/media/?size=l https://instagram.com/p/B9p1z06HiS6/media/?size=l https://instagram.com/p/B9rvbmKnzb1/media/...
by Bensbites
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Not able to post classifieds?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Not able to post classifieds?

Check the classified rules, I think you need a number of posts to gain that trust level with the software.
by Bensbites
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: What do you think of this?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

What do you think of this?

I cnc engraved a giraffe pattern into scales, then resin cast the voids. As time allows I will teach myself to do wood inlays.
My backlog is months long I since I only get a few hours a week in the shop.

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by Bensbites
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be popular.
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: This might be popular.

Drool!
by Bensbites
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoring a Workhorse - Info and Opinions Requested
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Restoring a Workhorse - Info and Opinions Requested

Have fun, go for it.

My advice you be to watch as many YouTube videos as you can. Another idea would be to find a cheap beater or two and practice until you are happy with the results.
by Bensbites
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Made Saya - Any Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Home Made Saya - Any Tips?

Make your first one from cheap soft pine. Make your second one from poplar, it’s a little harder wood. I find, after two practice rounds I have worked out some kinks in my process.
by Bensbites
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to slow down sales while on vacation?
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: How to slow down sales while on vacation?

how about announcing a sale for the week before or the week after you get back?
by Bensbites
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: 210 gyuto 52100 custom reground
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: WTS: 210 gyuto 52100 custom reground

Sold
by Bensbites
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!

Is heel height important to you?

Where do you stand on the importance of food release vs thin grinds?

It’s not a rocking blade, but have you considered a cleaver.

I guess I think of high heels and cleavers.
by Bensbites
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS : Makoto SG2 240 with a custom handle
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: WTS : Makoto SG2 240 with a custom handle

Sold. Thank you CKTG and the members!