Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Reburbishing Janky Steak Knives


That's my new word. 

It's in the Urban Dictionary.

That's how cool I am.

Since I've stopped writing in complete sentences I figure I get to start being - like, urban.

I mean - I live a half mile from Detroit.

I AM urban.

So cool.

I'm so cool I buy my steak knives from people who have died.

Steak knives from people who have died are by definition janky.

Since most of the things I own are janky when I get them, I know exactly what to do.

Get out the sander and sand away the jank.

Tip of the day: When you are going to sand away jank from a knife wrap the blade in a thick rag.

Knives are sharp.

Even when they are janky.

They will cut you.

I used my random orbit sander for this job.

I tried to use my Dremel, but the little tip that holds the little sanding circle thingy flew off while I was using it.


I think over the fence and into my neighbor's yard.

Either that or into the garden somewhere.

I could not find it.

Thus using the power sander.

Something I don't recommend for something so small - and sharp. Like a knife.

But I did it anyway.

So I'm not going to tell you how I did it.

Just that I did it. And that you shouldn't.

Actually, I think that it would have been easiest and most effective if I had used stripper on these and then sanded them by hand.

Anyway, after I got the old finish off I stained the handles with an onyx stain.

After the stain was dry I put a little hemp oil on them.

Then I was done.

They look much better now.

Not quite so janky.

Want to come over for steak?

Oh yea, this is one of those little things I let hang around in my mind for 2 years or so before I fixed them. 

Mind mind is getting a little less cluttered every day.

Now maybe I can find my keys . . . 

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Ivy and Elephants


NanaDiana said...

LOL- My whole life is a bit Janky! What time will the steaks be on the grill? xo Diana

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Junkchiccottage said...

Love Janky!!!! The knives were re loved so beautifully. Great job.

Unknown said...

i don't know how it happened....perhaps you ARE urban.....i TOTALLY the last 2 days...yes, 2 days....i have been CRACKaLAKIN' ( hip urban ) at your writing....DAaaaaaMN! ( xtreme urban ) lovin' it!!!!! 😄

Ivy and Elephants said...

Loved your writing, so fun! Not one bit janky!
The knives turned out great, I would never have thought!
Can't wait for the steak.


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