Hand Tools Archive

Re: studying edge failure...somewhat obscure

David Weaver
A relatively dense stitched wheel. Years ago I used hard felt and didn't like the outcome as much. I didn't get the stitched wheel to sharpen, rather to polish metal, like when cleaning razors.

I can't recall exactly how I got to trying this, other than to realize that gray scotchbrite raises a wire edge and the buff is good at taking it off.

When I used the 5 micron stick to hone and found it to be terrible on a harder surface, I set it aside because of the theory of spontaneous junk, and later noticed how bright of a polish it left off of the buff. I expected it to leave a matte finish, but it's ultra fine.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.