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>> No. 2384 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:02 pm
2384 Kitchen Bollocks
I was gifted for Christmas, separately, both a power drill and a magnetic knife rack. Please no comments about my parents' combined attitudes to radicalising their daughter.

My idea was to attempt to mount the rack on the side of my kitchen cupboard, as the kitchen is tiny and I have a mortal fear of drilling my walls. It comes with some assembly bits like rawl plugs and two types of screws.

Will this work? What kind of screws do I need? Should I try to drill into the sides of the cupboards (quite thin, IKEA units) at an angle to sit the screws in? Will they need a plug or can they just sit in the cupboard if they're wood screws? I've weighed the knife rack with all the knives I intend to use on it and it'll probably come out to under 1kg. I think that should be fine.

My dad's not picking up his mobile and the only person more afraid of the combination of me + power drill than you is myself. Thanks in advance, lads.
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>> No. 2385 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:22 pm
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Are the rawlplugs longer than the thickness of your cupboards? If you're too much of a fanny to drill into your walls and want to attach it to a cupboard then you'd probably be better off using an adhesive like No More Nails.
>> No. 2386 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:27 pm
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In theory you should just need to use wood screws. Always put them in straight, an angle won't help.

Basically drill a hole smaller than the screw, then use a screwdriver to put the screw in. That should grip the wood just fine, provided it's a wood screw.

A general thing I've learned about power tools is that they smell fear. Meaning if you're wary of it you'll not hold it firmly or put a decent amount of pressure on it and you'll fuck everything up.
>> No. 2387 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 6:16 pm
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Thank you.
>> No. 2427 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 7:02 pm
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Yeeee bwwwoooiiiiiiii

Thanks again, I'm very pleased with myself and glad for finally putting my grandad's knife in pride of place.
>> No. 2428 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 7:04 pm
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Magnetic wood?
>> No. 2429 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 9:09 pm
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It's amazing. Like there's some sort of field that permeates through space and other objects and specifically attracts magnetic objects. I wish I knew how that worked.
>> No. 2430 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 9:17 pm
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>specifically attracts magnetic objects.

That reminds me. OP, can you test if cornflakes stick to your knife rack please?
>> No. 2431 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 9:59 pm
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I do like a good Global.
>> No. 2432 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 10:51 pm
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If you're interested it's from a UK company called Tallo. They do two other woods, this is the beech one I think.

That's a find from TKmaxx, the little red plastic one is my grandfather's. It's rather blunt but sentimental. My next project should be learning to regrind the edges myself, the Global is my main knife and is about 5 years old now.
>> No. 2433 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 12:39 am
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If you don't need an absolutely razor sharp edge, then an AnySharp is completely foolproof and will do the job in seconds.

>> No. 2434 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 6:37 pm
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These chinese-made monstrosities are actually fantastic.

Just search ebay or amazon for "fix angle sharpener"
>> No. 2435 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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They seem pretty damn decent for the price, especially considering that the Edge Pro device that they're copies of is ten times more expensive.

I was thinking of getting one but my weeb tendencies got the better of me so I bought a couple of Japanese waterstones and downloaded a 2 hour video on the art of sharpening.
>> No. 2436 Anonymous
7th March 2018
Wednesday 8:58 am
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My AnySharp will get a arm-hair shaving edge on softer steel knives just fine.

It's still better to use stones, mind, as you lose a lot less blade material.
>> No. 2437 Anonymous
7th March 2018
Wednesday 6:07 pm
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You might enjoy this video I found a couple of hours into on one of my deeper YouTube odysseys.

>> No. 2440 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 6:21 pm
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How long does it take to get a knife sharp? Can you rescue old knives that have cuts or dinks in the edge?
>> No. 2441 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 8:00 pm
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I'm not him nor have I used one of those monstrosities, but since it's a whetstone that does the angle for you, I can say that it'll razor sharpen a dull knife in a minute or two, and you can absolutely rescue dinged knives by grinding away on a coarse stone for a while then gradually using finer stones. That might take a while, depending on how fucked the knives are, but probably no more than 20 minutes for civilian damage, and it's quite a zen process.

There are still knife blokes who seem to appear in cookware shops on certain days who will regrind your knives proper. I don't really understand who they work for or why they only charge 2 quid a knife, but if you run into one get him to work his magic.
>> No. 2445 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 12:37 am
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I use steak knives in the kitchen. Never need sharpening.
>> No. 2446 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 2:19 am
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Why does he go to all that effort to clean it up and then not sharpen it properly?
>> No. 2447 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 2:46 am
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Most people are morons on some level.
>> No. 2449 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 8:22 am
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He does, I'm guessing you skipped to the end and were seeing the comparison to a cheap un-sharpened knife.

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