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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 2 months ago #11063

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
Stones are subject to contamination just as much as strops. More applicable to the finer stones, say 5K and up of course.

Good point. However, my 5K+ stones are all waterstones. The first thing I do before using my Choseras is soaking them and rubbing them together (same grit) in order to flatten them and then soak them again. That sort of cleans contaminations, I imagine. Shaptons are slightly different, but I use water on them, too.

What was the scrupulous lapping and cleaning you had to do?
I remembered knocking a chip or two out of one of my 10K Chosera stones. That will make one think about stone protection...

Hahah. (I'm allowed to laugh, since I was in the same boat. Once cracked a Shapton 8K. Ouch. You feel that in your wallet.)
As of now, I have a system that does pretty well at not allowing contamination and does a good job at protecting the stones (other than when I have them in my hands... sigh).

What's your system? Mine consists of little plastic sandwich bags. And using both sides of the paddle strops for the same grit. (Works, but kind of expensive.)
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Hahah, that's funny. Is this a standard English expression or did you make it up?
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 2 months ago #11079

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I had originally been thinking of a silicon or rubbery material but I think the sharp edges of the stone trays would tear it up and I agree that it would pick up a lot of dirt and debris. Lately I've been thinking of using the same polypropylene that we use for the trays - it's reasonably flexible and the colors would match up just right. I'll read through now to understand the different thoughts on open vs. closed ends etc...
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 2 months ago #11091

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mark76 wrote:
Good point. However, my 5K+ stones are all waterstones. The first thing I do before using my Choseras is soaking them and rubbing them together (same grit) in order to flatten them and then soak them again. That sort of cleans contaminations, I imagine. Shaptons are slightly different, but I use water on them, too.

What was the scrupulous lapping and cleaning you had to do?

The stone that I had problems with were the 5K Chosera stones. Also water stones that I follow a procedure quite like what you do. Unfortunately, it seems that hard enough material can become embedded and resist soaking,rinsing and, rubbing the stones together!

Hahah. (I'm allowed to laugh, since I was in the same boat. Once cracked a Shapton 8K. Ouch. You feel that in your wallet.)

Yes... when I told Ken Schwartz about it... he laughed at me too... but it was more of a "that pretty tivial" kindo of laugh. Everything is relative I guess.
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Hahah, that's funny. Is this a standard English expression or did you make it up?

I kind of bastardized what apparently is already a bastardization of something Emerson purportedly said in the late 1880s

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door" is a phrase attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late nineteenth century.[1] [2] The phrase is actually a misquotation of the statement:
If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, [2]

In 1889, seven years after Emerson's death, came the invention of the current standard of mousetraps.[2] That same year Emerson was quoted as saying: ("pretty tough if he had been dead for 7 years ???")


If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor..."[2]

The phrase has turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation,[2] and is frequently taken literally, with more than 4,400 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for new mousetraps, with thousands more unsuccessful applicants, making them the "most frequently invented device in U.S. history".[1]
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 2 months ago #11163

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Wondering if you could incorporate scribe lines into the plastic that would allow for ~ easy end removal? Sort of like punch outs on electrical boxes.
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11737

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Finally got the 3D printer up and running. I'm still learning how to use it but have had some success so far with the parts I've printed. Some have come out great, others less so but I was able to print some strop/stone covers and they are working well. Here is a shot of the printer with more shots of the covers to follow:

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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11738

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tray-cover-4.jpg


tray-cover-1.jpg


tray-cover-3.jpg


They're not pretty yet but they are functional. I have to tinker more with the settings in the STL file and the build file to have a more complicated part like this come out looking good. Once the additional print media show up I'll be able to do better because I can print support structures for the overhanging lips that can be dissolved away once the part is finished printing.
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11740

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That is really cool.
Thanks for the update
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11745

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WOW....
Just way cool.

I have a couple of input files for some neat stuff...
Just need a printer now...
Yeah sure...
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11746

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Funny :P I was just thinking about these covers this morning. They look really great so far! Can't wait to put my order in :)
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 1 month ago #11749

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wickededge wrote:
Finally got the 3D printer up and running...

Cool!

I think you should print out a whole WE... we could use it as a mascot. :)
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