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Re:Super polished edges 1 month 6 days ago #18639

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Z71 wrote:
I have a pro pack 1 with the 1600 / 1200 ceramic, 14, 10, 5, 3.5, 1. .5 strops. After about 6 knives to break things in, I sharpened my Sebenza 21 and my XM-18 sclicer this weekend. These may not fit the definition of "Super Polished Edges", but they sure look nice in person and they will slice phone book paper all day long!






Very nice edge pal. ;)

My short lived knife sharpening experience though tells me it will not be much use for much apart from slashing paper and shaving hair off your arm and legs? Lovley "looking" but not a long lasting edge when used for anything but slashing paper?

Steve
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Re:Re: Super polished edges 4 weeks 17 hours ago #18707

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So I got to play around with Tom's custom made glass paddles w/ bronze bushings with 5um and 1um lapping films... I mirrored about two over the past few days using these and they turned out great!

Note that I didn't try to get an absolutely scratches bevel and the tiny scratches can be seen in the right light, but they are definitely mirror. One issue I ran into was that, if you go to the strops after your stones or lapping film and just strop away into oblivion, you will tend to round your edge and it won't be as sharp. Of course, I could have prevented even going to strops if I had just went from the 1um lapping film to my .3um film... Probably would have been one of my sharpest edges yet! I was being lazy and didn't set up my other glass paddles yet... Oh well lol

Sorry for the image quality, especially the top one (blurry). oh, and i actually micro-beveled the bottom one w/ the 1k stones when it was all said and done... this one had a thick grind on it and IMO a polished edge only excels with a very thin edge(such as sub 15 dps).

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Re:Re: Super polished edges 4 weeks 8 hours ago #18710

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I think that a polished bevel is always a huge benefit. A polished edge, on the other hand, is not. Which goes hand in hand with the microbevel you put on the second blade. Exactly what the doctor calls for.

Josh: I am hugely jealous of the variety of beautiful blades you get to work on. And there's no wonder at why. It's where they belong.
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Re:Re: Super polished edges 4 weeks 4 hours ago #18711

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tcmeyer wrote:
I think that a polished bevel is always a huge benefit. A polished edge, on the other hand, is not. Which goes hand in hand with the microbevel you put on the second blade. Exactly what the doctor calls for.

Josh: I am hugely jealous of the variety of beautiful blades you get to work on. And there's no wonder at why. It's where they belong.

I couldn't agree more! I have found that if you are going to have an actual polished edge then you must have a pretty low angle for it to actually "push" through your medium... if it is above 15 dps you might as well forget any kind of efficiency. I love toothy for almost all tasks myself though =)

All you have to do is get a website and start advertising "Professional sharpening by hand on the Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener" w/ a few keywords on your site and then make the right connections online! =) It is nice that it goes to fund new "upgrades" and sharpening purchases as a side benefit!
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