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Re: Micro-Fine Ceramics 2 years 2 months ago #3528

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RalphHoneycutt wrote:
I really like the results of the micro-fine ceramics. I was getting ready to put a convexed edge on a Large and Small Sebenza, but had a question... the question may apply not only to the micro-fine ceramics, but also to the Choseras or Shaptons. If I were to follow the process described on Clay's video on putting a convexed edge on a small Sebenza and if I have available the micro fine ceramics,the Shaptons (down to 30k) and the Choseras (down to 10k), how far do you suggest progressing with fine grits in creating the facets before beginning to finish and blend the facets with the finer grit strops? Or would it be preferred to stop at the 1600 super fine ceramic and proceed with the stropping?

I woulld appreciate your input.

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Ralph

Hey Ralph,

Good question about the grits - you can probably stop with Superfine or Micro-Fine stones. If you go all the way into the Shaptons or Choseras, you'll be spending a lot of time on each facet which may not be necessary. Your time would probably be better spent with extra stropping, especially considering that you're going for convex anyway.
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Re: Micro-Fine Ceramics 2 years 2 months ago #3531

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wickededge wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up about the 404-error. We're moving the site this Saturday to the new server and I'm hoping we'll solve the speed issue. At what time of day did get the 404-error?

Unfortunately I worked at home all day yesterday, so I don't know anymore at what time of day it happened. But I think it was somewhere in the morning here (Amsterdam time). It has happened twice before, though, that the site was unavailable for a longer time. I wanted to send a PM to Leo the first time it happened (since I assumed he could contact you directly), but then found out I needed the site to send a PM :angry: .
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Re: Micro-Fine Ceramics 2 years 1 month ago #3537

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I recently purchased a set of the new micro-fine ceramics at the blade show and have been using the micro-fine ceramics right after the 1000 grit diamond stones. Could someone please remind me of what grit the micro-fine ceramics are?

I wanted to buy the 1200 / 1600 ceramics to use just prior to the micro-fine ceramics; however, I don't see the 1200 / 1600 ceramics listed on the website. I knew there were some issues with them but I thought the issues had been worked out. Are the 1200 / 1600 ceramics still available?

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Re: Micro-Fine Ceramics 2 years 1 month ago #3553

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JimMitchell wrote:
I recently purchased a set of the new micro-fine ceramics at the blade show and have been using the micro-fine ceramics right after the 1000 grit diamond stones. Could someone please remind me of what grit the micro-fine ceramics are?

I wanted to buy the 1200 / 1600 ceramics to use just prior to the micro-fine ceramics; however, I don't see the 1200 / 1600 ceramics listed on the website. I knew there were some issues with them but I thought the issues had been worked out. Are the 1200 / 1600 ceramics still available?

Thank you!

Jim

Hey Jim,

We're still sorting through some stuff with our supplier and considering whether we'll re-order with them. I think we've got the issue with the stones resolved but aren't happy with the way they handled it. Our issue is that we back our product 100%. If any of our suppliers don't also back their product, we can't use them, so we're in a quandary about it because I really like the stones and they're very unique. We should make a decision about it in the next week or two.

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Re: Micro-Fine Ceramics 2 years 1 month ago #3554

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JimMitchell wrote:
I recently purchased a set of the new micro-fine ceramics at the blade show and have been using the micro-fine ceramics right after the 1000 grit diamond stones. Could someone please remind me of what grit the micro-fine ceramics are?

I wanted to buy the 1200 / 1600 ceramics to use just prior to the micro-fine ceramics; however, I don't see the 1200 / 1600 ceramics listed on the website. I knew there were some issues with them but I thought the issues had been worked out. Are the 1200 / 1600 ceramics still available?

Thank you!

Jim

Hey Jim,

We're still sorting through some stuff with our supplier and considering whether we'll re-order with them. I think we've got the issue with the stones resolved but aren't happy with the way they handled it. Our issue is that we back our product 100%. If any of our suppliers don't also back their product, we can't use them, so we're in a quandary about it because I really like the stones and they're very unique. We should make a decision about it in the next week or two.

--Clay

Thanks Clay. You guys are great and the customer service you provide is second to none so good luck!

In the meantime, I'll be going from the 1000 grit diamond stones to the 1.4 / .6 micro-fine ceramics (15,000 / 30,000) and then on to the stops? I know there is a large gap between the 1000 grit diamond stones and the micro-fine ceramics so I'll definitely be waiting to hear what you decide on the 1200 / 1600 ceramics. If you decide not to re-order those ceramics, could you please recommend the best choice for me to fill that gap?

Thanks again,
Jim
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JimMitchell wrote:
Thanks Clay. You guys are great and the customer service you provide is second to none so good luck!

In the meantime, I'll be going from the 1000 grit diamond stones to the 1.4 / .6 micro-fine ceramics (15,000 / 30,000) and then on to the stops? I know there is a large gap between the 1000 grit diamond stones and the micro-fine ceramics so I'll definitely be waiting to hear what you decide on the 1200 / 1600 ceramics. If you decide not to re-order those ceramics, could you please recommend the best choice for me to fill that gap?

Thanks again,
Jim

Jim,

I've had great luck with the new micro-fine ceramics immediately after the 1000 grit stone, so I think you're safe to just dive right in. I'm pretty surprised by how aggressive the brown stone is. The actual grit is hard to calculate since the supplier doesn't use standard scales and instead uses RA or Roughness Average. The 1.4um/.6um rating was provided by their engineers, but I want to do my own analysis so I've got a 2000x metallurgic microscope on order, it comes in Wednesday. Once it arrives and I get it set up, I'll be taking measurements of the scratches and hopefully be able to determine the actual grit more effectively. Then I will do the same for every grit we offer and any others I can get my hands on. Then we'll update our table accordingly, though maybe I should first figure out how to add more hours into the day...
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