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Linde A - Paraffin Buffing Bar *PIC*

David Weaver
The linde A abrasive is so slow on wood due to its tiny particle size that I thought it might be interesting to see on a new buffer wheel, if it could just barely refine a washita edge or a larger oxide edge (tried both) that would be quick to get to, and leave an edge as crisp as the finest hand honed edge that I can make (in terms of picking up a super thin shaving). I think the answer is yes.

In order to get the linde on a buffing wheel, I melted it into paraffin. Not sure that's the right medium for a buffing bar - we'll see - it dries to things and is a bit more sticky as a wax than whatever is in buffing bars.

Reason for the buffing wheel instead of doing things by hand is simply how fast the buffer can work and how much better it is at avoiding contamination.

Still on a low angle to see if there is a strength problem and even with this tiny amount of round over, I found no edge problems off of the 23 or so degree secondary.

Thin shaving pickup even at crazy thinness was crisp, finish on an SYP board where the hard rings are usually polished and what's in between them isn't - really nuts. The two parts are almost identical in shine (looking toward the garage door windows)

This is still sort of "unicorn 1 buffing", the bevel side has the bulk of the work and the back side very minimal (diagonally across the buffing wheel - doing some abrading, but not much).

the procedure before this is to refine the edge a little bit more on the washita and then tease most of the wire edge off so that there isn't a big stiff wire edge going to the slow cutting buff, but the buff has to be more than a strop because it needs to replace the scratches at the very tip with something much more refined than the washita.

Still a very quick sharpening process, no threat to getting off track while doing "actual work (TM)"

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