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Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:48 pm
I currently have shapton glass stones in 4000 and 8000. I also have the snow white stone. Have a balsa and a leather strop with boron carbide paste, 1 micron, and diamond spray in .25 micron. Is there anything else I really should have to recondition a straight, or just keep one shave ready? I've heard the diamond spray is not as desirable for straights as chromium oxide. Thoughts?
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:58 pm
Just read a similar post in sharpening. Might have answered my question. If you've got a different recommendation by all means chime in. Thanks.
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 pm
For reconditioning, I'd add a 1k or maybe a 400 diamond plate to set the bevel.
If you stop at 8k, spend some time on the strop with the boron carbide and chromium oxide.
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:44 am
Diamond spray at particle sizes over .25 micron give a harsh shave. Beyond that it gets smoother and sharper. CBN in this range is a more comfortable edge. Chromium oxide gives a comfortable edge, but not as sharp as CBN or diamond in the finer grits.
For maintenance, I strop with 0.1 micron CBN or 0.025 micron polycrystalline diamond usually on Kangaroo, which gives me an optimal shave.
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