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Old 12-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #81
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Serrated mostly for breads, but I have a serrated tomato knife that cuts great. I just keep forgetting to use it.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #82
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I like a serrated knife for cutting bread, that's about it. Next thing to a hacksaw.

A truly sharp knife is a pleasure to use; practically effortless. Unfortunately, my wife can dull a sharp blade just by glancing at it, so I've pretty much given up on that level of sharpening.
Those ceramic steels do a better job than the steel ones. It's about all I use to keep all my knives razor sharp unless it's been "womanized"...ouch.
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The Rada are American made and reasonably priced. Pampered chef are China and ridiculously priced.
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Those ceramic steels do a better job than the steel ones. It's about all I use to keep all my knives razor sharp unless it's been "womanized"...ouch.
I've had a few steels, I now have two on hand, one is a shun the other is a century old one that belonged to my great grandmother. I only use the shun....but I find it only really works on softer steels. Steels have almost no effect on my Japanese knives that are made of a harder steel.

Every blue moon I get the itch and sharpen all my knives on my belt grinder using 3M trizac belts, then finish with a leather belt. But for now when one gets so dull it's annoying I sharpen it on a King 1000 wet stone.

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The Rada are American made and reasonably priced. Pampered chef are China and ridiculously priced.
Never seen a Rada knife.

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I've had a few steels, I now have two on hand, one is a shun the other is a century old one that belonged to my great grandmother. I only use the shun....but I find it only really works on softer steels. Steels have almost no effect on my Japanese knives that are made of a harder steel.

Every blue moon I get the itch and sharpen all my knives on my belt grinder using 3M trizac belts, then finish with a leather belt. But for now when one gets so dull it's annoying I sharpen it on a King 1000 wet stone.

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Give the ceramic a whirl. The research I've done has it doing a little sharpening as it hones.
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Just use a piece of flint. Chip a flake off to sharpen it.

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Inner...what is a "beachcomber"?
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Give the ceramic a whirl. The research I've done has it doing a little sharpening as it hones.
Don't doubt it, similar to a diamond hone.

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Inner...what is a "beachcomber"?
Someone who combs the beach. My grandparents spent half their lives doing just that.

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Someone who combs the beach. My grandparents spent half their lives doing just that.

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I should have been more specific.

What is a British Columbia Beachcomber?
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I should have been more specific.



What is a British Columbia Beachcomber?
Couple who goes around in a boat looking for logs.

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Couple who goes around in a boat looking for logs.

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Who'd you have to call?

Yeah, I was watching a documentary about booming logs from Vancouver Island down to Vancouver....8-15 day trip.

One of the tug captains also goes out in his aluminum work-boat when he's off to gather logs that have gotten loose from the booms.

Apparently, pretty good money in it but you have to be a hardy soul.
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Why can I only use 10 watt LED bulbs (60 watt equivalent) in 60 watt max light fixtures? A 100 watt equivalent is only about 18 watt.

Iíve always wondered (and ignored) this limit on light fixtures.
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Why can I only use 10 watt LED bulbs (60 watt equivalent) in 60 watt max light fixtures? A 100 watt equivalent is only about 18 watt.



Iíve always wondered (and ignored) this limit on light fixtures.


I thought you could use whatever led you wanted...the wattage restriction wes due to the heat standard bulbs put out


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I thought you could use whatever led you wanted...the wattage restriction wes due to the heat standard bulbs put out


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That’s not what the boxes say for a lot of the light fixtures I’ve bought over the past few years. I’d upload a pic. but my phone makes the file too big and I don’t feel like messing with it right now. I’ll do it tonight.

Some do just say “maximum wattage”
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I wonder if the boxes are designed in China and maybe it’s just bad interpretation?

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Why can I only use 10 watt LED bulbs (60 watt equivalent) in 60 watt max light fixtures? A 100 watt equivalent is only about 18 watt.



Iíve always wondered (and ignored) this limit on light fixtures.
Bulb life, the LED drivers want to stay cool, and in the case of drop in LED bulbs the driver is built into the base. Once you put that in a closed fixture it overheats the driver and dramatically reduces the life of the bulb.

Some old fixtures were murder on LED and CLF bulbs due to poor heat dissipation, yet an incandescent bulb doesn't mind the heat....and in the case of a halogen bulb it needs the heat for longevity (see halogen cycle).

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Looking at the 8ft fluorescents in my shop, and started shopping around for led bulbs for existing fixtures.

Seems like a pain in the keister to change existing fixture to led bulbs.

Seems easier and more cost effective to just buy 8ft led fixtures.

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