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Forum topic by GusG posted 473 days ago 396 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GusG

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473 days ago

Hi,

I have two new LV bevel-up blades. One at 50 deg and the other at 38 deg. I want to off course add a microbevel to these blades. Can I go straight to a 4000x water stone or do I initially have to use a 1000x or 1200x waterstone to create the microbevel?

Regards,

Gus


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popmandude

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#1 posted 473 days ago

If the blades came sharp the way LV blades are known to do 4000 would be a good place to start for that micro-bevel. I would however drop down to 1000 if I done any work flattening the back at all. On a new blade I always start on the back no matter where the blade came from.

Good luck
Randy

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GusG

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#2 posted 473 days ago

Randy,

I started off by sharpening at 4000x for the microbevel. Did not get any good results. I resharpened at 1000x and then of course progressed to the finer grits. Both blades are performing great now. I did not lap the back. In the carton, LV provides a small leaflet stating the back of the blade has been lapped flat (forget the tolerance), so I did not need to do that step. I have two of their other blades and I did not have to lap the back of the blades either.

Regards,

Gus

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jap

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#3 posted 473 days ago

GusG, I would still lap the back of the blades to a higher polish, LV blades are flat but has a courser grind than what your fine stone would leave. you’ll get a finer edge

-- Joel

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GusG

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#4 posted 473 days ago

Ok, understood. I will lap the back of the blade. Do I need to resharpen over again? I did polish the edge of the blade to remove the wire edge created during sharpening the microbevel.

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sikrap

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#5 posted 473 days ago

You might have to touch up the secondary/micro bevel, but that would be it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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GusG

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#6 posted 473 days ago

Ok, thanks guys.

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