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    Hi
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    Can anyone tell me from where I can buy some 3M lapping film in various grades. I think I will only need a couple of sheets of each. I live near London,UK.

    Regards.

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    I got mine from this site:

    http://www.cousinsuk.com/catalog/7/1343/1561.aspx

    And I got some lovely flat 6mm glass to put it on, in just the right size, from a local mirror shop.

    cheers

    r

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    Thanks for the help.

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    What grade of laping paper do you use on a straight razor? I have used this stuff for years to do fiber optic terminations and must honestly say I have never thought of using it on anything else. Sounds like a down right ingenious idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devnull View Post
    What grade of laping paper do you use on a straight razor? I have used this stuff for years to do fiber optic terminations and must honestly say I have never thought of using it on anything else. Sounds like a down right ingenious idea!
    I use anything from 9 micron on down to 0.5 micron.

    The diamond lapping films cut quick and last pretty long. I haven't tried the Aluminum Oxide lapping sheets. I imagine they work just as well, but don't last as long or cut as quick.

    Try it! It puts a fantastic edge on a razor!

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    I just got some 3M Imperial Lapping Film, 3, 1 and 0.3 micron AlO.
    Glued it on a hardened glass plate and tried honing an old Le Grelot with it.
    Started out like on a strop, back leading but now I've found that I get o much better result edge leading.
    How do "you guys" do it?

    ("Better" is scary sharp, it pass the HHT after 1 micron and 0.3 makes it scary)
    Last edited by Lemur; 05-27-2008 at 09:02 AM.

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    I do it like on a regular hone: edge leading. Works like a charm!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of lapping film!

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    Any good online retailers you folks know of? Seems quite a bit cheaper then buying an assortment of hones and everyone seems to get quite good results.
    +1

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    Ok!
    I won't go down to 0,3 micron on my new Le Grelot anymore.
    It seems like it can't decide if it's gonna stay on top of my skin or go under it,
    but otherwise it shaves well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeckShaver View Post
    Any good online retailers you folks know of? Seems quite a bit cheaper then buying an assortment of hones and everyone seems to get quite good results.
    Look here. One of Brooklyn's finest.

    I just purchased a Genuine Horse Butt strop from them. I can't wait to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TstebinsB View Post
    Look here. One of Brooklyn's finest.

    I just purchased a Genuine Horse Butt strop from them. I can't wait to get it.
    Beautiful, thank you
    +1

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    I just got my sample pack in from Tools for Wood. I'm going to try this tonight. I have a vanity set i never put together that has glass shelves about 4" x 18". Thinking i can make it a 4 "step" hone..... Anyone tried such a thing? Seems to be long enough to get 2 different grits on each side.

    I have not had much luck with my Col Conk hone that came with my set. Although, i have no idea what the grit is on it.

    FYI - A neat link. Grit to micron conversion chart.....
    http://www.facetingmachines.com/grit-mesh-micron.shtml

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    I just ordered 5 sheets of 1 micron with PSA. I cut glass, so I think I know where I will get some 8x3 pieces. BTW, I could cut and sell 8x3 pieces of laminated safety glass for 10 bucks each. I wonder if there would be a demand.
    "Book 'em Danno

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    I notice some ppl refer to this stuff as Polishing paper or polishing film and some as lapping film, is it all the same. For instance I was looking at getting this, seems to be the corect stuff(proper colors) but I am not sure. http://www.metalclay.co.uk/products/...Paper-Set.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by danstar250 View Post
    I just ordered 5 sheets of 1 micron with PSA. I cut glass, so I think I know where I will get some 8x3 pieces. BTW, I could cut and sell 8x3 pieces of laminated safety glass for 10 bucks each. I wonder if there would be a demand.
    How thick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickboone1 View Post
    How thick?
    I think he came to a conclusion about 4 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    I think he came to a conclusion about 4 years ago.
    What was it? I'm just catching up. I gotta start reading dates. People be digging up some OLLD stuff. I say threads over 2 years old need to be tossed.

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    Still a very relevant thread for straight noobies.
    Member Of BOTOC. Mirrors would do well to reflect a little before throwing back images

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