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About Joël Mercier

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  1. Joël Mercier

    Kiln - to buy or not to buy

    Do you mean an HT drum Wayne?
  2. Joël Mercier

    Where to buy 1080 steel in Northen Europe?

    +1 for 80CrV2. It's a tougher and fine grain 1080. Heat treatment is easy.
  3. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    Glad to help Faye.
  4. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    Once you are satisfied by the blade and handle design, cut the template in cardboard and try your motions on the counter to see if it feels right.
  5. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    Make that blade 5 inches long while keeping the same heel width will bring the knife to the "petty" or utility category. A sort of jack of all trades blade.
  6. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    Yes. May I have the blade dimensions to give me an idea of the proportions?
  7. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    Here's what I mean. Sorry it isn't as accurate as I wanted but I'm doing this on my phone. This way, when the edge is parallel to the cutting board, there's way more clearance for your knuckles. If it was me, I'd forge the heel an extra 0.5" or more.
  8. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    More or less. Keep the spine as is but the edge is parallel when it should be aiming towards the tip.
  9. Joël Mercier

    Little integral random damascus utility kitchen knife

    Great! I am following this
  10. Joël Mercier

    All Purpose Kitchen Knife

    I am no expert here, but I cook. I have found that a blade of somewhat triangular shape with the widest part at heel works best because it will give you knuckle clearance vs the cutting board. I also found that ricassos and plunges are awkward when the time comes to sharpen on the water stone. So you could basically add 3/4" width at heel, put a little less belly at tip, remove the ricasso and plunge and you're good to go
  11. Joël Mercier

    Broken blade

    And thanks to you guys for that!
  12. Joël Mercier

    Broken blade

    It was my first pattern weld. An 8 layer twisted of 1095/15n20. It needed just a few more mils to be straight. Note to myself: instead of applying more force, increase the temp! On the bright side, my grain seems quite good
  13. Joël Mercier

    Grinder and VFD Programming

    My setup is similar to yours. The VFD has fans though. No heat issues so far.
  14. Joël Mercier

    Grinder and VFD Programming

    There are VFDs that requires minimum and maximum Hertz setup. 5hz-75hz is good. Beyond 75hz may damage your motor mechanically. Ask your motor company.
  15. Joël Mercier

    W2 petty

    Thank you guys!