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Re: Stone Advice

Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:19 am

When I get it, I'll take a few pictures at 400x

That said, I just bought a 320, 1000, 2000 Shapton pro and a Nubatama 5k.

When available, i'll test it :-)

Re: Stone Advice

Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi Michiel,

I am temporarily out of the 2K. I should have more in about 10 days. Did you want to wait or substitute something else?

Sorry about that. I didn't check before you placed the order.

Re: Stone Advice

Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:18 am

I sent you an email.
I'll take a 2k Ume then ;-)

Re: Stone Advice

Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:05 pm

Alright, speaking of stone advice, I thought I'd throw a question out there. I'm considering a workhorse low grit for the collection, and so far I've narrowed it down to: Nubatama Bamboo 150, Atoma 140, and the Shapton Glass 120. Basically I'm looking for something that's going to be a fast bevel setter, eliminating the occasional small chips in the primary edge, thinning down the secondary edge and perhaps a decent flattening stone for my 400 and 1K stones. I'm leaning towards the Atoma 140 only because of its obvious advantage as a flattening plate as well, but the Nubatama Bamboo seems like a great stone after watching Ken's videos. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks to Jason B. as well for his insight regarding lower grit stones.

Re: Stone Advice

Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:38 pm

Well I'd get that Atoma 140 in there first, as you say, for the double duty of being a stone flattener. Then the 150 bamboo to follow. Even though they are about the same grit, there is a marked difference in scratch pattern between the two. The 150 cleans up the Atoma 140 scratch pattern very efficiently.

Check out the two videos where I clean up the Atoma 140 scratch pattern with the Bamboo 150. These videos are linked on CKTG when you look at the 150 Bamboo stone.

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