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    Deburring with Felt

    Have tried to deburr with felt. Quite aggressive when cut in: works fine between coarse stones; I've noticed some rounding when used further in the progression, though. Some seem to use it for stropping as well.
    As these are just very first impressions, please share your experience!

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    I recently made myself a felt thingy with a 23cent scrap I bought at Wal-Mart. I covered a plastic case(that a Norton stone came in) with the felt and hot-glued it on. It works great for deburring when using my coarse stones and is honestly the ONLY thing I can find to lose the wire edge on my (POS) VG-10 gyuto. I haven't used it enough on high grit but definitely will this weekend.
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    I use cork, but have not tried felt. Cork seems to work fine for me, and I seem to have an endless supply
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    I like the little felt blocks. They are probably the best tool I have for removing stubborn burrs. That said, I rarely pull one out. Like chinacats, I always seem to have a cork within arms reach. Doesn't everyone have a glass of wine while sharpening?

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    I find that cork doesn't always clean off the edge for me. Sometimes - depends on the knife - but not reliably. Felt block plus felt pad though gets it clean reliably.
    Len

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    What kind of felt works well to rid of stubborn burrs and wires? Will I have to get something from Dave or can I just go somewhere locally and pick something up?

    I drag the edge through wood often, but still, burrs and wire edges are stubborn for me.

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    I have no idea where to get this stuff. I got mine from Dave. If you make a few light passes on a finishing type stone, the burrs will come off a lot easier. I don't even attempt to remove a burr until I reach 5k grit.

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    I use hard felt constantly. I couldn't do as good a job without it, at least not without a great hassle.

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    Love felt block. Better than cork for me. Good bye stubborn wire edges. Got mine for 5 bucks. Yes it's pricey for what it is but it does remove a headache.

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    I use good old american rawhide Doggy Bones


    or I use coconut shell

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