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Micro Fine ceramic stones: my first impressions 2 years 3 weeks ago #4256

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Hi all,

I recently obtained the new Micro Fine ceramic stones and finally had some time to use them. I wrote a blog post about them. You can read it here.

A brief peek ahead: I had a fine shave.



If there are other people who have these stones: I'm also really curious about your experiences!
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Re: Micro Fine ceramic stones: my first impressions 2 years 3 weeks ago #4257

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Nice writeup Mark!

Time to pass the knife around ;) Also, we need some shaving video from you soon if that is going to be your testing criteria!
Tom Blodgett
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My Blog: jendeindustries.wordpress.com
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Re: Micro Fine ceramic stones: my first impressions 2 years 3 weeks ago #4258

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Nice. Just got mine too. Used them once so far. Best edge yet!

Did you lap yours Mark? I didn't and they seemed fine.

Ken

(BTW - I have the same knife, it's excellent!)
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Re: Micro Fine ceramic stones: my first impressions 2 years 3 weeks ago #4266

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Yes, I lapped my Micro Fine ceramics. I don't know whether it was really necessary. But Clay recommended us to do so and I saw some scratches on the blade when I hadn't lapped them yet, so I thought I'd better be sure than sorry.
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mark76 wrote:
Yes, I lapped my Micro Fine ceramics. I don't know whether it was really necessary. But Clay recommended us to do so and I saw some scratches on the blade when I hadn't lapped them yet, so I thought I'd better be sure than sorry.

Kinda the same place I was. I decided to try them for a bit "stock" to get a feel for them. I figured I could always lap them later. I did take the corners off my 1200/1800s to chamfer them a bit to be more like the micro fine (I thought that was a better design) Caused a small chip on one corner, but nothing that will impact their function.

Ken
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Re: Micro Fine ceramic stones: my first impressions 2 years 3 weeks ago #4272

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I received my micro ceramics last week. After using them on a few knives, I was pleased with the results until I lapped them last night and used them on a knife this morning. MUCH better results to say the least.
I started at the 100/200 and progressed up through the 800/100, rotating the ceramics after about 8 to 10 strokes. I used a bit of dish soap on a sponge to wipe off the stones and ceramics to clean out the debris on the each. I couldn't be more pleased with the mirror edges after lapping the ceramics.
Unrelated to this, I'm having problems with cleaning and loading diamond paste on my strops.
I cleaned them really well, smoothed them and loaded them. When I use them, I am getting residue left on the edges and them seem a little sticky or tacky. Any thoughts on this??
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