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 Post subject: Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:59 am 

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I am new to sharpening and recently purchased a Shapton 1k and 4k stone. I also bought the 140k diamond stone flattening plate that sells on the site for about $30. I flattened my 4k with the plate and noticed a lot of hairline scratches in the plate. Should this happen or am I doing something wrong? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Location: Derby City, Kentucky
That will happen until the plate is broke in. If you have an old junk knife, thin it a little on the plate and that will knock down any high sitting diamonds. Or just keep using the plate to flatten and it will eventually take care of itself.



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 Post subject: Re: Leveling trouble with Shapton 4k and Diamond Plate
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Those will go away quickly like Jeff says. Nothing to worry about.



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