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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 2 months ago #11372

ToddSimpson wrote:
What is an acceptable range of particle size for these products?
It seems to me that a small percentage of oversize particles would dominate the polishing behaviour.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanofab/8878979183/

I'd also like to thank you for posting the link to these photos. They're amazing, and I've created my new account here in order to properly express my appreciation (...and Hello! to all here). :)


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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 2 months ago #11373

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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 2 months ago #11375

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ToddSimpson wrote:
What is an acceptable range of particle size for these products?
It seems to me that a small percentage of oversize particles would dominate the polishing behaviour.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanofab/8878979183/

Someone in another forum tracked down the source of the photos... "fuzzy chops" in a shaving forum. Here's a link to one of the threads...
www.artisanshaving.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1340

Cool stuff! :woohoo:

Welcome to the forum Todd! Thanks for the link.
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11379

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Happy to share these images.

I have been experimenting with (straight razor) stropping and just acquired some diamond spray to try.

There are a few images of 0.5 micron and 0.25 micron monocrystalline diamond spray here:

diamond spray micrographs
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11384

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ToddSimpson wrote:
What is an acceptable range of particle size for these products?
It seems to me that a small percentage of oversize particles would dominate the polishing behaviour.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanofab/8878979183/

That depends on the product.
Ken Schwartz did a series of three articles on this subject.
Here is a link to part 1:
precisesharpening.blogspot.com/2010/12/p...f-three-quarter.html

part 2:
precisesharpening.blogspot.com/2011/01/p...f-three-quarter.html

Part 3:
precisesharpening.blogspot.com/2011/01/c...itride-scanning.html

According to his comparisons, and SEM nanographs (I like that term...) there can be a wide range of particle sizes. Better products have tighter controls on the range of sizes.

The last SEM images you linked are great stuff, but it is not mentioned what product is being imaged.
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11406

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Phil, If you hover over the images a title will pop up. I think these are all Hand American sprays.
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11407

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Got it...
I saw the HA in the titles... did not make the association.

Thanks!
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11491

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I can tell you that paper, such as plain old notebook paper, can polish metals. Working at a paper manufacturing plant I see many spots on the machines where the paper has polished the surface where it rides on the plates and some are mirror like. Granted, the machine surfaces are not hardened to a high RC but the paper is abrasive enough to cut into the metal. I have wondered about and seen where some have tried stropping with materials other than leather and pastes so the diamond sprays may be overkill. I don't know.
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11851

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It seems that those larger particles do leave visible scratches, but there is no effect on the edge.

Shapton 8k
Shapton 8k followed by 10 laps on 0.25 micron diamond spray
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Re: Diamond Sprays 1 year 1 month ago #11868

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Is that 10 laps with .25m spray on leather?

Interesting pictures... thanks!
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