Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Any one use mini diamond plates to prep stones

  1. #1
    Senior Member DSChief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    wine Country California
    Posts
    120

    Any one use mini diamond plates to prep stones

    Came across these little guys, from DMT. they are roughly 2 3/8X1X1/4. It looks like they would be really handy to raise slurry, & light cleaning.
    Using a light circular motion, sorta like Mr. Miagi Wax on Wax off

  2. #2
    Watch this video from the 2:15 mark...I think Jon covers it well here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udk3I...BE69DEEB120691

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    141
    Just don't let Maxim hear you talk about putting a diamond plate to one of his jnats otherwise he might cut you off.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    wyoming, closer to nowhere than somewhere.
    Posts
    3,484
    I have seen him do that on fingerstones.
    Chewie's the man.

  5. #5
    yeah... it sucks for the surface of naturals... but can be helpful on synthetics. Now days i use a super coarse one (like a 70mm version of the XXC) to scratch up the surface of my synthetic stones... better tactile feedback, faster cutting, and better water retention. The only downside is that the polish wont be quite as nice, but i can always clean up the stone surfaces later, or just use a different stone in my case.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Seb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    498
    Yes. I use Moonflex Diaface. They're designed for skis.

  7. #7
    Senior Member zitangy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SIngapore
    Posts
    510
    mine has worn out severely and I like it that way... no more loose bits from the plates and perfect for creating slurry.

    IF it is the cheap china made.. I wld season it first by taking 2 plates adn rubbing it against each other a few times . IF you are in polishing mode.....the "contamination" loose bits form the plate will leave visible scratches on the large bevel of the single sided knives.

    have fun....
    d

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by zitangy View Post
    mine has worn out severely and I like it that way... no more loose bits from the plates and perfect for creating slurry.

    IF it is the cheap china made.. I wld season it first by taking 2 plates adn rubbing it against each other a few times . IF you are in polishing mode.....the "contamination" loose bits form the plate will leave visible scratches on the large bevel of the single sided knives.

    have fun....
    d
    I haven't had any real problem with loose bits of diamond from DMT plates...but yeah, the other brands I've tried drop those little bastages EVERYWHERE, and they scar the flats badly. In my experience the cheaper brands aren't flat anyhow...so its worthwhile to spend a bit of money for something that will last.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •