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Re: Glass Stones 2 years 2 weeks ago #3830

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
.. what would the advantage be to using the hot glue?
.. 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.
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the hot glue is for us 'do it yourself fiddlers and hopeless experimenters'.

You have already mentioned possible issues with water and other cleaner bath issues regarding the 3M mounting tape...

but there are at least four other things that make the hot glue process attractive to me. 1.) it is very inexpensive. 2.) you can flatten the plates and check the mounting precision yourself as you are the supervisor and QA inspector of the project, 3.) I am suspect of the 'flex' of the 3M tape mounting system, but with the hot glue on the edge the plates are placed flat against the paddle back with no chance of springiness or misalignment from an adhesive layer between the paddle and the plate 4.)for us fiddlers -->we can choose and experiment with different plate materials, the hot glue attachment system is removable. You can remove and replace materials at will and continue your fiddling with the same set of paddles that we reuse over and over again. To remove a plate you mounted with hot glue simply place it in a warming oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes then drop the plate off. Then cool the paddle and remove the hot glue remnants for another try with other plate material. (i.e. tempered plate glass, balsa wood, plexi-glass acrylic, you name it!)

What is nice about the WE system is that you can choose to either wait for the company to provide a ready made plug and play solution, or you can have a go at your own experimentations in the meantime. WE has found a broad range of users, and forums like this do tend to have a disproportional amount of posts by us fiddlers, but the fiddling approach is not for everyone, and I can certainly understand that.
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Re: Glass Stones 2 years 2 weeks ago #3845

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I now have glass blanks that I use for diamond films for the WE. Anyone interested, please contact me.

I do agree that the glass is flatter and more precise than the aluminum surfaces.


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Re: Glass Stones 2 years 2 weeks ago #3875

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Ken, I'll probably order some... if its fine w/ clay can you post your prices? or would you rather a phone call...

Dan, I REALLY appreciate your video series on the aluminum blanks/3m lapping film. I did the same thing you did w/ the al blanks and then got some PSA 3m lapping film (silica carbide i think) and have obtained outstanding results...the smoothest, closest shave on my straight razor to date (and i have all sorts of strops/compounds, etc). Thanks for the video and recommendation. Oh, and I can verify that you MUST lap the aluminum blanks, they are not completely flat from Lowes or HOme depot.
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Re: Glass Stones 2 years 6 days ago #4022

now why didn't I think about hot glue

would have been quicker then cutting all the double sided tape I used


glass is also better because the tape peels off and back on it easily


very happy over demolishing my cause stones
just a shame the very last paddle broke when forcing it apart

nothing araldite did not fix


how ever if i was to do it again I would heat up the paddle a bit so the tape hopefully lets go
and make the glass panels the same size as the paddle and hot glue them in also then the edge pro tape would fit perfectly with out cutting

how ever working just dandy as thin slithers of tape
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Re: Glass Stones 2 years 6 days ago #4023

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razoredgeknives wrote:
Ken, I'll probably order some... if its fine w/ clay can you post your prices? or would you rather a phone call...

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Just send me a PM for details. Regards, Ken
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