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Old 09-11-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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I have a new client.

Yes, I am now working for Subway!

I walked in today to buy my sandwiches, and the assistant owner asked me if I was still available. I told him, "Yes," because my mother didn't raise no dumb kids. I get money and Subways. Duh.

I took one of his knives home and did my job. Then I took it back and asked him to cut some bread. I had straightened the serrations, polished the back and made him a new tip. The knife walked through the bread.

He asked me where I had worked to do knives like this. I told him "Panera's." He asked me which one, and told him, "All of them."

I got hired.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #2
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HAHA...good job Chico!!
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #3
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Now, guys, you know I'm doing this for totally altruistic reasons. The guy is an assistant manager, he's not authorized to buy a whole slate of new bread knives for his staff. I'm his client, he's my client--kind of like the deals my uncles made.

That, and bread knife steel is soft, like, really soft...
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Not sure if this qualifies for new client, or simply a common sense barter arrangement.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:37 AM   #5
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It's legit to straighten serrations? My kitchen bread knife's serrations are a bit flattened, but I haven't yet decided if it's worth restoring with my fancy new diamond sticks. Honestly, I like using super sharp straight edge on everything I encounter, including bread. Why serrations for bread?

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You negotiated for a bag of chips and a drink with that, right?
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
It's legit to straighten serrations? My kitchen bread knife's serrations are a bit flattened, but I haven't yet decided if it's worth restoring with my fancy new diamond sticks. Honestly, I like using super sharp straight edge on everything I encounter, including bread. Why serrations for bread?

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You negotiated for a bag of chips and a drink with that, right?
A bag of chips?!!! Sir, I am a craftsman! I negotiated Susan Anton's personal telephone number...

I must admit, I'm seeing dull knives in my sleep.
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I always sharpened the knives in the house for my parents ..no mater what my mom would manage to gut her finger the first time after
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It's legit to straighten serrations? My kitchen bread knife's serrations are a bit flattened
Here's how I do it.

I flip the knife over so what appears to be serrations is laying face down. Then I ink the back of the knife, using a line of ink get just above the top of the U-shaped cut.

Adjust until this little line of ink disappears, and then make all of your strokes down lightly, and south only. This way you pull the bent "fingers straight."

Now flip the knife over and look for crooked serration on the front. If you have the tight, tapered diamond rod, light pull it down and south only between the bent tines.

It takes longer to explain than to do.
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
It's legit to straighten serrations? My kitchen bread knife's serrations are a bit flattened
Here's how I do it.

I flip the knife over so what appears to be serrations is laying face down. Then I ink the back of the knife, using a line of ink get just above the top of the U-shaped cut.

Adjust until this little line of ink disappears, and then make all of your strokes down lightly, and south only. This way you pull the bent "fingers straight."

Now flip the knife over and look for crooked serration on the front. If you have the tight, tapered diamond rod, light pull it down and south only between the bent tines.

It takes longer to explain than to do.

My latest catalog from Blue Ridge has the right kind of bread slicer for a buck per each. I'll order a few.
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A bag of chips?!!! Sir, I am a craftsman! I negotiated Susan Anton's personal telephone number...

I must admit, I'm seeing dull knives in my sleep.
The young pups around here won't have a clue who Susan Anton is Chico!
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