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Can this cutting board be saved?

The thing is that they have a 90 day exchange thing, but I bought the boards when they were on sale just to have them so I think the 90 days have passed. I'll still check. It's a bummer.

Dec 10, 2012
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Can this cutting board be saved?

Yeah, they won't take it back. And I also bought a wooden board and the same thing happened. I cut the piece off where it was cracking, worked on it with mineral oil, kept it dry and the same thing happened. I must be doing something really wrong. Or does this just happen to lower priced boards?

Dec 10, 2012
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Can this cutting board be saved?

I think that might be the case, or Kitchen Stuff Plus just sells garbage cutting boards. I'll try to find some bees wax. Hopefully that can stave off more damage.

Dec 09, 2012
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Can this cutting board be saved?

What kind of filler, like an epoxy? The cracks are really small at the moment, but I see it getting worse. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I don't submerge them, I dry them well, but this is the second one it's happened too.
(Don't think they'll take it back once opened. Silly, I know.

Dec 09, 2012
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Can this cutting board be saved?

I bought a bamboo cutting board and I just unwrapped it to give it a mineral oil treatment and I've already found two cracks in it!!
I was going to treat it to prevent this, but I think I'm already too late. Cracked right out of the package.
Is it only a matter of time before the crack takes over and I have to toss the board or can I save it somehow?

I unfortunately don't have access to any kind of saw bench or anything like that or I'd just try cutting the end off.

Dec 09, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

My GF recreated it for me last night (another tomato RIP) so at least I'm not crazy.

Dec 01, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

I went there first, before finding knifetoronto and I was not to happy with the way the woman who works there did the sharpening. I had to take it back the next day to get it redone because she left a huge burr on it.

Dec 01, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

I'm not going to in all honesty know what he's looking for. Unfortunately I don't know what I'd be looking for even if I had a magnifying glass, and I'm still confused about the whole "wire edge" thing.

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

My poor knife has been turned into a sideshow act.

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

That's what I'm afraid of!! But if it is just something I'm doing wrong, I'd welcome that as a fix. Hey, wait, my GF is here, Im going to see if she can replicate it!

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

It's hard to imagine, maybe because I can't picture it on the edge of a knife, how it can go one way and not another, and then with a little honing I can reverse it. It's perplexing. But I'll head over to the sharpener asap and explain the problem. See if he can make sense out of it.
I don't know that I could return it if I wanted to. I know warranties are never easy to try and deal with.

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Exactly, and that's not happening so it's a matter of it working one way and not the other.

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

I do see what you're saying, but if that was the case, wouldn't the sharp part cut at the same point during a push or a pull?

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Fun in a sense, maddening in another. I guess I'll go explain the issue and see if a full resharpening does the trick. I may contact Henckel about their warranty too....
I think you're getting what I'm saying, as best as I can explain it. A knife that changes it's mind that is....

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

I can't make head or tails out of it....

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

But I was able to reverse this with just a little honing.

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

It did cut well before, but to be honest, now that I've gone through this whole thing, I think it always was better at pull cuts than push cuts. Now that I honed and deburred the opposite way, I've changed this. But shouldn't it cut the same way push or pull? Does this say something more about the blade itself?

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Fun in a sense, maddening in another. I guess I'll go explain the issue and see if a full resharpening does the trick. I may contact Henckel about their warranty too....
I think you're getting what I'm saying, as best as I can explain it. A knife that changes it's mind that is....

Nov 30, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

HAHAHA, thanks for the offer! If I was near Pittsburgh I'd drive over to you just to prove I'm not crazy!
Good think I hit the market today. I was going to make some crostini for my GF tomorrow but I might be low on tomatoes after all of this.
Ok, what the heck, I'll give this a try. Couldn't hurt after all and if it helps, why not. It may take me a while to figure out how to do it but I'll let you know what happens.
Oh, I'm deburring on a wooden spoon,softest wood I have around I'm guessing. And I'm just doing a few strokes like in the video.

Ok, well I did it and lo and behold, it now push cuts, but DOESN'T pull cut. What does this tell us?

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

HAHAHA, thanks for the offer! If I was near Pittsburgh I'd drive over to you just to prove I'm not crazy!
Good think I hit the market today. I was going to make some crostini for my GF tomorrow but I might be low on tomatoes after all of this.
Ok, what the heck, I'll give this a try. Couldn't hurt after all and if it helps, why not. It may take me a while to figure out how to do it but I'll let you know what happens.
Oh, I'm deburring on a wooden spoon,softest wood I have around I'm guessing. And I'm just doing a few strokes like in the video.

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Good thing I'm a fan. I'll put them in my eggs tomorrow. I can't imagine that a western knife can't handle a push cut. That just seems silly.

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Ok, tried it, and same result. Pull cut ok when held normally, push cut not. Held with the tip towards me, the opposite is true. It seems like it's the knife.....

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Alright, I'm going to try this and report back. This is nuts!! HAHA, I'm losing it. And this poor tomato!
Thanks for the help thought, let's see what happens after this set of tests.....

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Before posting I made sure to try cutting on a variety of different angles thinking it might just be my technique that's at fault. I just tried again, same tomato, same result. I tried cutting looking directly over it to see if the blade is parallel, did it on angles, to see if that would work. Nothing. Push cuts wont work.

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Alright, thanks, I'll give this a try. But yes, something is clearly off, because the difference between push and pull on a tomato is VERY noticeable. Night and day really.

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Unfortunately I don't have any cork handy (that's what I need for deburring, correct?). This is an issue I think I've noticed before with the knife and it really does make a difference. Forward push cut, not so good, pull back cut, nice and smooth.

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Ok, so maybe this will help to solve what the issue is. For some VERY strange reason, when I try a push cut through a tomato, no luck. But when I pull cut, it goes through fine! What does that mean? Isn't the edge the same going forward as going back???

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Ok, so maybe this will help to solve what the issue is. For some VERY strange reason, when I try a push cut through a tomato, no luck. But when I pull cut, it goes through fine! What does that mean? Isn't the edge the same going forward as going back??

Nov 29, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

I think he is a stand up guy from my dealings with him, for sure. Again, I don't know that it dulled, because I thought it had dulled before when I took it in for the touch up, but it wasn't super sharp like it was when I brought it home after one or two uses. And again, my rubric for sharp was the glide through a tomato without pulling or sawing which after a few uses it wouldn't do.
22 degrees is obviously approx. 90/45/22 But as close I imagine as I can get at home.

Nov 28, 2012
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Knife Trouble. Sharp, but no edge??

Damn, maybe that's the problem. That .6487 always gets me....

Nov 28, 2012
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