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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2028

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On to the 10 micron diamond and top grain leather strops. We've lost our sedge/chicken foot scratch but we now have an odd little hole for reference:

10-Micron-Diamond-Paste-Descending---Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


Still alternating strokes so we can see the new scratches clearly.
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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2029

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Finally the 14 micron diamond and top grain leather strops:

14-Micron-Diamond-Paste-Descending---Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


Still switching stroke directions.
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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2030

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Climbing back up the ladder, switching stroke direction on each grit:

10 micron diamond and top grain leather strops -

10-Micron-Diamond-Paste-Ascending---Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


5 micron diamond and top grain leather strops -

5-Micron-Diamond-Paste-Ascending---Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


3.5 micron diamond and top grain leather strops -

3.5-micron-diamond-paste-ascending---top-grain-leather.jpg


So far so good. More to come.
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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2031

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Now it gets weird again:

1 micron diamond and top grain leather strops (Wicked Edge paste)-

1-Diamond-Paste-Ascending---Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


This looks good. Onto the next - .5 micron and top grain leather strops (Hand American spray)-

5-micron-diamond-paste-descending---top-grain-leather_2012-03-13.jpg


weird?!? And the next - .25 micron diamond and split grain leather strops (Hand American spray)-

25-micron-diamond-paste-descending---split-grain-leather.jpg


weirder still. Next are the .125 micron CBN and split grain leather strops (Precise Sharpening spray)-

125-micron-CBN---split-grain-leather.jpg
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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2032

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Contamination? Maybe something to do with the split grain leather.... My guess is that the top grain leather really does move the metal around the surface and the leather is doing most of the work. With the split grain leather, the diamonds are doing more work than the leather. Lots more testing to be done here!
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Re: Stock stone/strop progression 2 years 1 month ago #2033

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I decided to go back to the 1 micron diamond paste and top grain leather strops since that was where I had my last, best result:

1-Diamond-Paste-Ascending-2nd-Pass--Top-Grain-Leather.jpg


It was a worthwhile move, the bevel cleaned right up again.
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