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Stropping on newspaper

Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:17 pm

Does anybody out there know the "grit equivalent" of stropping on newspaper? Or at least an educated guess?

Re: Stropping on newspaper

Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:47 pm

Depends on what page you're using, sports, weather, comics, the stock market page will actually rise and fall grit levels on a daily basis. A more educated guess is around 0.1 micron, or at least that seems to be the consensus of some.

Re: Stropping on newspaper

Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:26 pm

i read somewhere it was around 0.25 micron

Re: Stropping on newspaper

Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:33 pm

Traditional black ink gives a very aggressive, toothy edge, in 1micron area. But as always, it won't last.

Re: Stropping on newspaper

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks guys. At least I see a range, but 0.1 micron to 1.0 micron is a 10x difference. Other thoughts out there? ;)

Re: Stropping on newspaper

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:08 pm

PLUMBER <> I can't answer your question... accurately, but I can say, in my experience, I always found the abrasive/polishing variance to be in the paper quality rather than the ink. Some papers are thicker gauge then others, and the fiber structure associated thereto seemed to create a finer or rougher substrate to polish with. I guess the ink could play a part, too, but if so, a 1/10th as to 1 micron range is a really inconsistent "range" to even consider. You think?
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