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Re: Is chromium oxide honing compound still releva

David Weaver
I just looked - it's a 10 stitch or so (the washers cover the center stitches) muslin wheel. If I said felt, that's because of my lack of attention to detail in most things :\ It's muslin.

Hard felt can be used with good effect, but it's really aggressive and can raise a big wire edge and round things over.

I looked under the scope off of the 5 micron wax polish and the edge is at least as fine as any shown in the test pictures with the edge durability testing. The compromise is a little bit of edge rounding due to the wheel softness, but this is an advantage on an incannel gouge because it prevents the edge failure from being a nick right at the edge (which usually means no edge failures).

I don't use it on the baldor (fear of a catch and ruining a tool slamming into some fixture on the grinder or stand), rather on a cheap harbor freight buffer.

The pair is dandy - gray scotchbrite wheels have to be one of my favorite modern tools. They leave a finish like a medium stone but cut fast, and in combination with the muslin wheel make a superb sharpening combination for incannel gouges and thin knives made out of files - things that need to be touched up often but where there's no clearance issue. The corners of the muslin wheel are soft and stay clean and a light pass through them takes off any of the remaining foil after the abrasive part of the buff is done.

The wax stick is the inexpensive al-ox stuff from mcmaster carr that's about $10 per kilogram. It's 10 lifetime's worth. Another combination that was chanced into by accident. I bought the felt wheels after seeing someone recommend them (and don't use them now), I can't remember how I got the muslin wheel, but it may have come in something cheap - as long as the last stitch is fairly close to the outside of the wheel, it should work well. I tried the compounds looking for something cheap and fast to use on MDF, but they raise a wire edge there, and the scotch brite wheel is just to clean rust off of dirty tools. I don't use any of them the way I intended, but it fits the spontaneous junk theory.

If you keep enough junk around, eventually it will organize itself into something useful (well, a tiny percentage of it will).

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