DMT Dia-Paste? Metal, Wood, MDF?

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Forum topic by fas0latid0 posted 04-06-2012 04:35 PM 1914 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2012 04:35 PM

Lee Valley has an offer of three of their Steel Honing Plates and the DMT diamond paste until April 30th, three plates and the set of three diamond grits. I’m wondering if using steel is better then using a piece of maple, or MDF. I was reading on another forum that MDF is questionable because it tends to swell, and can dull the edge.,43072&p=69438

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 05:01 PM

That’s actually pretty intriguing to me at that price. Seems odd, though, that you can still see milling marks at those tolerances. Looks pretty cool to me!

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 06:04 PM

I believe it’s purposely made that way to hold the diamond particles.

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 06:14 PM

The marks are from a surface grinder and .005” is actually pretty rough, so I’d guess that they do want the “texture” to hold the honing paste.

For half the money of their three plate set, you can get a granite surface plate form ENCO.

watch for their free shipping specials…

I use mine for all kinds of tasks…

I’ve never used “diamond paste” ... but you can slap a piece of 1,000 or 2,000 grit emery paper on the granite slab with double stick tape or spray adhesive and make steel shiney-shine-shine-shine!

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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