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60 grit with some mileage

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Well we always are looking at new stones without any use so I thought I'd show this one - a 60 grit Nubatama... Started out 2 inches thick.
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ken123 wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:17 pm Well we always are looking at new stones without any use so I thought I'd show this one - a 60 grit Nubatama... Started out 2 inches thick.

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"Is that after you used it once?"

Just twice :) Very muddy stone lol.

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I always love working up enough mud on the 60 to where it not only holds water, but eventually gets thick like a paste. That’s a lot of reps Ken, what you working on there?
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How do you flatten such a stone?

Which steels does this stone work best on?
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atang wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:29 am I always love working up enough mud on the 60 to where it not only holds water, but eventually gets thick like a paste. That’s a lot of reps Ken, what you working on there?
This was done by a customer who forges his own steels in a forge. Knowledgeable guy.

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Qapla' wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:52 pm How do you flatten such a stone?

Which steels does this stone work best on?
I use either a 24 grit stone or a 46 grit diamond plate to flatten these. These stones work on a wide variety of steels but not that well on high vanadium steels.

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Have you tried the Manticore stone for vanadium steels Ken? Your advice is always appreciated.
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Very cool!
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Wjhunt wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:36 am Have you tried the Manticore stone for vanadium steels Ken? Your advice is always appreciated.
My platinums are my first choice starting at 150 grit, very consistent for a very wide array of steels.

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ken123 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:02 pm I use either a 24 grit stone or a 46 grit diamond plate to flatten these. These stones work on a wide variety of steels but not that well on high vanadium steels.

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Which such 46-grit diamond plate do you recommend for this?
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It is a custom plate that I carry. Very fast. I also use it to flatten badly dished stones etc. It does produce a coarse scratch pattern but it gets things done. You might finish your surfaces with a 140 grit plate afterwards. Here's a 46 grit plate flattening a 150 bamboo for reference.
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