|Forum topic by alohafromberkeley||posted 12-08-2013 09:23 PM||1085 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-08-2013 09:23 PM
Hi everyone, as a lot of you know, I’m really a newb to hand tools (actually all tools). I have studied dendrology and am an amateur naturalist and wood collector So I have knowledge of wood ID and have a moderate sized collection of wood samples (I know some wags say 1000 Bdft is a small collection) ;-) Mostly exotic wood cutoffs.Mostly smaller than 3”x 4 to 6” long.
Does anyone here have an opinion on using these hard woods (i.e., Ipe, Cocobolo, Ebony, Bubinga,) as substrates for diamond paste (thinking of getting the DMT 6-3-1 micron paste set.) I have been reading about substrates- cast iron, acrylic, wood, MDF etc. Saw where Derek Cohen uses the bottom a junker plane….he also recommends Jarrah.
I also have a granite sink cut-out ,measured dead flat (Freecycle is my friend). And a selection of Al-Oxide and SilCarbide sand paper from 100 to 1500 grit.
I can’t afford a diamond stone, LV iron plates, water stones at this point (On a fixed income budget, I’d rather use what I have.) So I really need some input from people who used these. I want to hear how you set up. And esp. what not to do or what pitfalls to avoid. Thanks in advance…...........Wes
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