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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1153

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Yup! Call the Wicked Edge and speak with Kay and she will look after you. I don't know the price.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1154

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Thx Leo,

I'll give Kay a call then; wonder if the stone holders are perfectly flat?

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1155

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babo wrote:
Thx Leo,

I'll give Kay a call then; wonder if the stone holders are perfectly flat?

They are perfectly flat metal strips adhering to the paddle and the stone can be glued or stuck on with 3M double-sided tape. I forget the number but they should be able to tell you that when you call. The metal strips are great too because the angle cube has magnetic sides so you can stick the cube right on the paddle when you are checking your angle readings...if you have an angle cube.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1162

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what metal is it? I plan to mount aluminum blanks so I need get the correct compound to join them.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1163

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I don't know...but it is attracted to magnets. I forget, but is aluminum attracted to magnets? Better call and find out for sure.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1165

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leomitch wrote:
I don't know...but it is attracted to magnets. I forget, but is aluminum attracted to magnets? Better call and find out for sure.

Leo



Nope. Aluminum will not attract a magnet.
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1166

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t76turbo wrote:
leomitch wrote:
I don't know...but it is attracted to magnets. I forget, but is aluminum attracted to magnets? Better call and find out for sure.

Leo



Nope. Aluminum will not attract a magnet.

Thanks for the reminder...I didn't think so.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1229

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all.

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek with my best polished edges todate.



I made my own polishing tape holder before I know that Wicked Edge carries them. I ordered a set of blank handles, 2mm plastic sheet and 1" x 6" aluminum blanks to hold 1 micron 1" x 6" polishing tape. The 2mm plastic and 3mm tape blankes are 5mm; the same height as the WEP stones so I don't have to adjust the pivot arms when moving from the ceramics to the tapes. This setup should get me to within 0.02 microns of the 15k Shapton stone at 0.98 microns and better than the 10k Chosera at 1.74 microns. As has been stated before; the finer you go in grit; the more and finer scratches are exposed. I am seeing that I need to spend more time with each grit applying less pressure on the finishing strokes for each before moving on the next finer grit.

While the tapes will only last for a few knives they are still much cheaper than either the Chosera or Shapton stones. I've got abouot $30 into the tape holders and the polishing tapes themselves run about $10 for a package of 15 tapes where I get them. A pair of tapes should be able to do 3 or 4 knives so the $10 package of 15 tapes = 7 pair will do roughly 21 to 28 knives.

Clay I think you should indicate on the WEPS site that you have tape blank holders. I enjoyed the exercise but that would have saved me some time.

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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1230

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You may want to check out

www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/mer...gory_Code=&Search=3m

who sell by the sheet and would seem cheaper and go down to .3 micron
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #1231

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Thx Tony,

I planned to do some shopping around for this, you just saved me some time.

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