Hand Tools

Shaving lifters
Response To:
Re: Thank you all... ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
It may well be that us "shaving lifters" are refining edges beyond what is essential. To that end I am going to experiment with the routine of grind, "3" micron on cast iron and strop on abrasive charged leather, eliminating the "fine" fixed diamond step I have employed.

I suffer edges worn well beyond what David tolerates. Presuming I don't mend my ways my challenge is being rid of the dead dull edge which will require more metal removal than some/most of you deal with. 15 micron on cast iron does the trick blazing fast. It is approximately the equivalent of the fine fixed diamond plate. But I don't know what to follow it with that could conveniently stay on the bench and not require a water bath.

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