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Patrick Chase
I attach my lapping film to my glass once or at most twice, using low-particulate mineral oil rolled out into an ultra-thin film so that it doesn't move. I'm careful about contamination control during mounting, which isn't exactly rocket science. From there on it isn't a big deal since the surface tension of the oil is enough to keep anything from getting under. Not cutting the film is similarly a matter of proper care and technique. Anybody who does the amount of messing around that you describe is a dilettante who hasn't bothered to learn how to use their tools.

As you yourself have pointed out in your videos Norton's New Hampshire mine is perfectly capable of producing new Lily White Washita stones (and was for Joel Moskowitz until 2008 or so).

The reason it is not is simple: In the real world the total cost of operations like sharpening is heavily driven by the value of operator time. Washitas have near-zero amortized material cost as you love to point out, but they're dreadfully slow and that makes them noncompetitive even when used by low-wage workers (never mind somebody who has a day job and better things to do with their time). Faster abrasives like diamond, CBN, and AlOx have long since won the war for cost-driven applications. The steels you use aren't terribly unique either, so I don't think you can argue that your/our situation differs from the market.

It's fine to have and advocate a subjective preference for one thing or another, but please don't tell other people that what they're doing is invalid when doing so is at the very least objectively debatable. Doing so makes us no better than the "bevel up posse" circa 2010.

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flattening Waterstones- shapton pro
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Diamond plates
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lapping film?
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A different perspective *LINK*
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Not universal preference
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CBN and grit
How Are You Cleaning The CBN Wheel . . .
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Why grind unhardened steel on CBN?
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Quick and dirty summary:
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Atoma - $64
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Sandpaper Flattening & Shaptons
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Stearate coating
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Plastic laminating sheet
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Traditional Method
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My apologies for being a bit too harsh..
Re: Washita vs soft Arkansas stones...
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well then....
Another possibility presents itself......
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