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Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3799

I just pulled off my 50 / 60 stones and swapped them over with glass for installing sandpaper onto
glass shop only charged $1 a stone
works a treat

used my 2000 / 3000 / 6000 grit paper from my edge pro system on it


would make a nice option for kits as its cheaper to get polish tape then full stones for each grit

worked out around 10 cents a stone and polished 3 knifes before they showed wear
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3812

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Yeah, Ken Schwartz was working on glass plated to go onto the weps paddles with a diamond lapping film.... Haven't heard anything more about it though. Personally I think it's a great idea!
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3817

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So do I. I was trying to figure a mount for PSA sheets. These would be great.

Ken
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3818

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Hey guys, I don't have any PSA sheets or don't use sandpaper, but why are you looking for glass or plexiglass backings? I understand it is a little flatter than aluminium, but so much that it matters in practice? Wouldn't an aluminium strip backing work as well?
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3819

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Aluminum would probably work fine but I think glass would be better. Are you thinking "cost"?

Ken
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3821

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mark76 wrote:
Hey guys, I don't have any PSA sheets or don't use sandpaper, but why are you looking for glass or plexiglass backings? I understand it is a little flatter than aluminium, but so much that it matters in practice? Wouldn't an aluminium strip backing work as well?

My .02, having used both, yup it matters. Flat aluminum is surprisingly not that, flat,,, and flattening it isn't as much fun as you'd think. ;)

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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3822

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I'll explore sources for glass blanks.
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3823

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cbwx34 wrote:
My .02, having used both, yup it matters. Flat aluminum is surprisingly not that, flat,,, and flattening it isn't as much fun as you'd think. ;)

cbw

Actually the AL that you buy in the hardware store is extruded, and it is not very flat, that is quite true. I was able to mount it and lap it flat fast, maybe took me an hour and a half to make 4 AL paddles out of a set of Clays Blanks that you can buy right here on the site. Also had a local glass shop cut a few pieces of the necessary size and mounted them same way with hot glue on a set of Blanks. As I mentioned elsewhere you can then use the glass plates with sub micron diamond sprays for excellent 'final finish' stops.

Here is a vid on how to lap AL Plates and mount them with Hot Glue: --> video link

and here is same technique with the glass plates:

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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3826

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wickededge wrote:
I'll explore sources for glass blanks.

Excellent!

Ken
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Re: Glass Stones 1 year 9 months ago #3828

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Dan,

I seen your post about your technique posted in several places here and have watched your videos with great interest! You do a great job at mounting the plates to the paddles. A good concept and excellent execution. I have an issue myself with using hot glue. I always make a mess and I can't seem to get it to work that well with nonporous surfaces. Of course this is just a personal failing :)

So here is my question. If I can get the blank paddles from WEPS with the 3M double stick tape pre-applied (the same tape as I understand it that they use to secure the stones that they provide complete), what would the advantage be to using the hot glue?

Just curious! I think that mounting to the tape would be very secure and put the surface of the glass closer to the same height above the paddle as the stock diamond stones. This would mean less fiddling with the angles. I have washed my stock diamond paddles with extremely hot woater and soap, but the 3m tape has held, even when soaked for some time. For me anyway, it would seem to be a simpler overall process that would likely last a very long time, to get the glass or AL plates mounted this way.

Probably I am missing something obvious, if so, please let me know what that is.

Phil

[quote="BassLakeDan" post=3823
Here is a vid on how to lap AL Plates and mount them with Hot Glue:
video link

and here is same technique with the glass plates:

[/quote]
Phil

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