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Kitchen Acquisitions

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Andy, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  2. CrisAnderson27

    CrisAnderson27 Professional Craftsman

    I bet that one wouldn't be cheap Jason, lol.
     
  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  4. CrisAnderson27

    CrisAnderson27 Professional Craftsman

    Haha!! So...here's the flaw right?

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    TOTALLY livable!! I'd just fill it with either some epoxy, or even rub warm beeswax into it until it was filled. The problem however, was that they didn't tell me about this:

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    And even worse...those of you who have seen a board crack KNOW that the gap doesn't end where the jagged end meets the seam. That's right...it runs all the way up the seam, a full 6" plus lol. You can even see light through it!!

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    This picture doesn't show...the gap is visible to the naked eye the entire way up the board.

    Sooooo...I called Amazon, they gave me $15 back (means I paid $35). I'm calling Tree & CO tomorrow to see if they'll either fix it, or replace it since it was bought from them (Amazon said it was sold under a 3rd party, so its their responsibility). If they don't fix it...I'll tape off the cracks, pool some food safe epoxy on it, suck the epoxy down with a shop vac so I know it's filled the entire gap...and clamp it closed for a day or four. For $35...if I can close the gap and keep it from splitting further, it's well worth the effort I think. Other than that split, it's a pretty nice board :).
     

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  5. if they are good business people they will send you a new one, besides the crack or whatever how is the board? what wood is it made out of?
     
  6. CrisAnderson27

    CrisAnderson27 Professional Craftsman

    Heavy, flat...though it could use a sanding to smooth the join lines. I attribute this to climate changes more than anything though. Segmented wa handles do the same thing when shipped to different climates. All in all it seems a quality board.

    The woods are simply listed as 'Reclaimed Malaysian Hardwoods'. Apparently they tear down old buildings and repurpose the wood. If you look, my board has a nail hole (this is what propogated the crack I think). Rather than taking away from the quality though, I think this would add character in other circumstances. Supposedly many of the woods in these boards are no longer available for export, and others are even extinct.

    Kinda interesting really. I mean...my board could've been a home, church, school...who knows?
     
  7. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    I like the idea of reclaimed wood. I got some reclaimed American chestnut Pieces, supposedly from an old barn in PA. Not much to look at compared to other woods, but with a nice history to it.

    Stefan
     
  8. this restaurant that I helped open, super Authentic Italian, they were rich as hell , and the owners bought the wood floors that were reclaimed from an old barn in Italy
     
  9. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    A lot of firsts here, IMG_20150507_155330.jpg First Bunka, First time with 52100, first Haburn, and havent even made the first cut with it yet. The case is a very nice touch
     
  10. CrisAnderson27

    CrisAnderson27 Professional Craftsman

    Beautiful knife James!!
     
  11. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I think so, Im guessing that for no reason whatsoever, that bag of baby carrots is going to be finely diced down to feed the rabbits that like to hang out in my backyard lol
     
  12. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  13. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I really like the mini cutting board it came with lol
     
  14. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    just arrived in the mail.

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  15. daveb

    daveb Founding Member

    Somedays it sucks to be a carrot.
     
  16. Very nice knife, James! I also love that handle.

    I just tried a Haburn knife as a part of a pass-around. I wrote a review about it. I loved the knife, it cut like a dream. The only thing I liked less was it's weight due to a special handle, but it looks like yours doesn't have a problem with that.

    Please write how you like the knife!
     
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  18. schanop

    schanop Founding Member

    I just received my first two Le Creuset pieces, a braiser and a small rectangular grill pan. I have been a Staub user for a while, and has a piece of Chasseur.

    The Le Creuset braiser has piqued my interest for a long long time, and last weekend eBay has 20% everything at Peter's of Kensington eBay store, just couldn't resist.

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  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I've been thinking about a grill pan. how useful would it be? I was thinking winter time steaks and such.
     
  20. Mike, if you buy a griddle pan, make sure it is big enough for at least 2 decent steaks. :)
    Anyway, the carboot sale season has just started so could get a nice cast iron one for pennies.
     

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