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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #394

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komitadjie wrote:
Well, I'm definitely looking forward to the 800/1K paddles, the 600 is still quite an aggressive metal cutter. Leaves a decent edge, but I haven't been able to get one to shave off the 600s YET. Probably still my technique there, the edge is clean but fairly toothy. They're starting to break in nicely, though.

Will we have the Shaptons available on the site soon, Clay?

I just knew you were going to say that. :S You are forcing me into the Pro Package. Let me know if I need another set of strops for the 1 micron and .5 micron sprays. :whistle:
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #406

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Buaaaahahaha~

Well, I'll have to see how the strops work once I get the finer grit abrasives, the edge is still way too rough to benefit much from them at this point. I was talking to Ken from CKTG the other night about the Shaptons, he's got more or less anything a guy could want, all ready to go... Cursed lack of cash! Next month, I think I'm going to try to pick up a Shapton set that picks up from the diamonds, probably a 8K/15K set.
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #408

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komitadjie wrote:
Buaaaahahaha~

Well, I'll have to see how the strops work once I get the finer grit abrasives, the edge is still way too rough to benefit much from them at this point. I was talking to Ken from CKTG the other night about the Shaptons, he's got more or less anything a guy could want, all ready to go... Cursed lack of cash! Next month, I think I'm going to try to pick up a Shapton set that picks up from the diamonds, probably a 8K/15K set.

Thanks! I think, (watching cash fly away) :S I'll be interested in your opinion on how the fine Shapton's work compared to the strops.
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #409

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komitadjie wrote:
Buaaaahahaha~

Well, I'll have to see how the strops work once I get the finer grit abrasives, the edge is still way too rough to benefit much from them at this point. I was talking to Ken from CKTG the other night about the Shaptons, he's got more or less anything a guy could want, all ready to go... Cursed lack of cash! Next month, I think I'm going to try to pick up a Shapton set that picks up from the diamonds, probably a 8K/15K set.

Your stones still need a lot of breaking in. Just new like that they are really rough. You can gently rub like grit to like grit for 3-4 passes to speed it up or you can just do a bunch more knives. :)
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #411

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We experience the same thing when polishing injection molds with absolute mirror finishes on different mold steels. It's not just with stone abrasive either. We will use diamond paste on a hickory stick or balsa stick, but not step down to the last paste right away. We will use the last paste right after the paste 2 steps above it to wear it down before we actually need that grit size. Then continue down the grits, and then go back to the last grit we wore down 2 steps ago, to finish our mirror surfaces.
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #412

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Sounds like a plan to me, I'll just have to find a bunch more dull steel to play with. B)
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #413

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Also, this is all done under high power microscopes, because the surfaces are so small being polished you can't see them with just a simple flip down 10 power eye loupe band.
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #458

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Well whom on this forum did receive their WE systems? How do you like them so far? Anything you want to say?
What was your order number so us still waiting might have hope.:(

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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #460

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Received mine last Monday, the Pro-Pack minus the 800/1K plates that are still running behind. So far I'm quite impressed, although the plates are still VERY coarse. That will greatly improve as they break in, I just haven't found enough dull knives yet to play with. The angle-holding is (as designed) darn near perfect. I was 2119.

And getting it won't help, it'll just move you on to drooling over accessory stones. Mmmm, Shapton.... :cheer:
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Re: Backlog uodate 2 years 11 months ago #462

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#2271 here and still waiting. I gave away my Spyderco system and dont want to use my DMT. Letting my knives go dull.... Maybe they have something against New Yawkers....
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