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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5755

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Yes, check the index for the various topics
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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5763

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Welcome Alejandro, thanks for joining in. The guys are right that the index is a great place to start. It's also helpful to just ask any old question that comes up, there is no such thing as a stupid one. What you'll find is that one or many people will answer it pretty quickly with a great deal of friendliness and lots of experience. It's a wonderful community.
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Hmmm. Sure sounds like a lot of smarty talk to me. I am new to this forum and I would love to be able follow along. Is there someplace in the forums I can read up on the basics so I can understand? Thanks.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5780

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Thanks Clay! These photographs are awesome! The best edge photo’s I’ve seen in my life! (And the best ones I’d seen before that were yours, too ;) .)

And very revealing. No more guessing and dubious interpretation. Now we can see without a doubt how effective stropping is. Man, I didn’t know it was *that* effective.

Finally towards a scratch size comparison chart? :mrgreen: . Based on the objective effect stones/strops have on the edge rather than on some “specfications” by manufacturers according to different standards that are hard to verify?
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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5791

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Definitely! My goal is to do a comparison chart with photos of the results of each grit like we already have but at the new, higher resolution and starting with a completely clean slate. The current chart shows the grits progressing from one to the next, getting finer as it goes, but the potential problem is that we might still be seeing scratches from a previous stone. If I start with a totally polished sample for each grit, then we'll know for sure that we're only seeing the scratches of that particular grit. Of course such a chart won't teach much about the effects of the strops after the stones, so maybe I'll create a library of different grit jumps and put it in a permanent place so it doesn't just get buried in the forum.
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Thanks Clay! These photographs are awesome! The best edge photo’s I’ve seen in my life! (And the best ones I’d seen before that were yours, too ;) .)

And very revealing. No more guessing and dubious interpretation. Now we can see without a doubt how effective stropping is. Man, I didn’t know it was *that* effective.

Finally towards a scratch size comparison chart? :mrgreen: . Based on the objective effect stones/strops have on the edge rather than on some “specfications” by manufacturers according to different standards that are hard to verify?
--Clay Allison
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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5793

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Definitely! My goal is to do a comparison chart with photos of the results of each grit like we already have but at the new, higher resolution and starting with a completely clean slate.

Great!! :D
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Re: Stropping Angle 1 year 10 months ago #5796

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Alejandro

In the forum index about sharpening techniques.
www.wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=c...at&catid=6&Itemid=63

At the bottom of the home page there are some sharpening videos also under "Demos"

If only interested in stropping, search on it.
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