Malcolm Gin

Malcolm Gin

Berkeley

Metalworking

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Types
Knife Sharpening
Outputs
Tools, Kitchenware
Materials
Iron, Steel

3D printing through Shapeways, wire and findings. Work in small time beading and jewelry repair. Stamped metal mini sculptures and other hobby stuff. Knife sharpening (40 years pro-am).

Personal Statement

My greatest work in Metalworking is in knife sharpening, which I’ve done throughout my life for more than 40 years, starting with a simple file steel, then moving on to stone- and block-based sharpening. I started with one handed European styles with stones and blocks but largely now use Japanese two-handed styles. I don’t do this professionally, but I take it very seriously as a hobbyist/enthusiast, and occasionally do get paid for sharpening friends’ knives for professional use in commercial kitchens and restaurants. I also do some jewelry fixing around the house, replacing broken or worn findings and other detail work. And I have occasionally (using Shapeways) printed 3D models in metal.