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    Hand-Rubbed Finish

    How much do you guys leave at the edge when you go to a hand-rubbed finish? Target edge thickness is <.005 when done.
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    Honestly....Usually thin enough to cut me a few times as i am sanding lol, So i guess i am right there with you.

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    I guess, I should have phrased my question differently. How much metal does a hand finishing remove if you start from 220 and go all the way to 600-1000 grit finish?

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    Maybe .015 per side max? It is not a lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Maybe .015 per side max? It is not a lot...
    That would put me through the edge -it's about .012 now, but it gives me some perspective. Thanks.

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    I can't work out those small amounts in inches But I tend to grind the edge to just over 0.1mm, Hand rub knocking the edge back with an edm stone to about 0.1mm between grits. Seems quite a nice way to keep things even. I've cut myself loads too handrubbing, always the worst cuts that way.

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    Sounds good, thanks Will -


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    What I do is hand sand to say 400 grit or sometimes 600 , put a basic edge on the knife and then go back and finish hand sanding CAREFULLY, then clean up the edge. hand sanding with 600 will take out scratches from settingthe edge with a 400 gritbelt just as easily as 400 grit sandpaper scratches from hand sanding.

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    Hey Marko, I take my edge to sa .015 to .020 before hand finishing. I stop grinding at 220, then disc to 600, and hand rub to desired finish. I susally end up with an edge of 5 to 7 thou. Hope this helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I guess, I should have phrased my question differently. How much metal does a hand finishing remove if you start from 220 and go all the way to 600-1000 grit finish?

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    I am very curious why you would hand sand that much.I would got to 1k or 600 on the grinder then 1k by hand.

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