the stones were so bad they were 1/4" low in the corners. Both sets of combo's were that way on one side. 220 side pretty flat 1K side low corners same with the 4k 8k stone. Had they not sat around for months before I got to them I would have returned them and not messed with them at all. Poor quality control.
Last edited by The Mick; 05-14-2012 at 03:48 PM.
This is after 3 hours with a few short breaks.
A DMT works great for lapping a hone. However, a sheet of wet/dry offers a bigger surface. Plus it is cheaper.
Speaking of cheaper, does the idea of putting a complete honing kit together for $20 or so appeal to you? Or the availability of say a 2-3/4" or 4-1/4" x 11-1/2" honing surface instead of considerably smaller? Never ever having to lap a stone again? Reduced weight and bulk? Never having to soak a stone? Then consider lapping film. It is easy and gives killer results.
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I notice that you are using the Norton flattening stone. Have you placed a straight edge on the stone? Is it really that far out? Check the flattening stone with a straight edge. Most of the advice I see on the woodworking forums is to avoid the flattening stone. They may not be flat to start with and don't always stay flat!
If indeed the stones are that far off, they should have never been shipped out!
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