you ,sir, are nuts. and I love it. that is an amazing thread. I go to an Asian market all the time and see the pork belly, but what to do with it? I've contemplated the whole meat processing thing too, being a deer and (soon to be) feral pig hunter in NC (if only I had taken an interest in deer hunting the first 18 yrs of my life while living in Wisconsin). I will need to follow up on the punk link you've posted as well.