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Forum topic by Sanderguy777 posted 02-13-2015 02:19 AM 708 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sanderguy777

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02-13-2015 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rouge white diamond polisher polishing wheel polishing compound trick tip question carving tool blade finishing sharpening

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use it. It chips and makes a bunch of dust when I use it dry on my home made polisher. Is there some trick or some liquid I have to use? I am using a polishing wheel but I’m not sure what kind. ( I moved into the house and the polisher and compound came with it) Thanks
P.S. I am wanting to use it on metal (knives, tools, etc)


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#1 posted 02-16-2015 01:38 AM

On a wheel you only need a little bit to charge the wheel. I am assuming this is in the form of a bar or rectangular block. Not all wheels work well with white diamond compound. I dress the wheel first with end grain wood to remove used up prior compound and lightly apply the bar to spinning wheel for a couple of seconds with light pressure. Then I go at it. It does tend to create a sticky dust especially if you over charge the wheel. I don’t use white diamond on a strop. I prefer the green compound on an MDF strop.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 02:33 AM

I will cut a small piece and crush it up with a drop of water or two to make a thick paste. The heat will soon evaporate the excess moisture. Its messy, no doubt about that, so use a cardboard box or some other containment structure to reduce the mess.

I use it with a hand held die grinder and the cheap HF kits for polishing aluminium.

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 02:39 AM

The stuff I’m using is in bar form and is quite old (it is flaky) I use it for polishing metal, but not sharpening.

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 07:19 PM



The stuff I m using is in bar form and is quite old (it is flaky) I use it for polishing metal, but not sharpening.

- Sanderguy777

+1

White diamond is for fine polishing.

Even a black emory is probably too fine for sharpening.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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