Recommend small plate for slurry only

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Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by Aogam123 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:54 am

Hello
What small plate (and grit) do you recommend for use to raise slurry only on suita 6-9000grit natural stone. I already have big plate for flattening so this is only for raising slurry.

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by gladius » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:13 am

Mikawa is an excellent choice and very well priced.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/okudonagura.html


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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by Aogam123 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:32 pm

If I want a diamond plate, which grit should I aim for? Highest grit I seen is 1200 grit, isnt that way to coarse for 7-9000 grit stone?

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by ken123 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Aogam123 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:32 pm
If I want a diamond plate, which grit should I aim for? Highest grit I seen is 1200 grit, isnt that way to coarse for 7-9000 grit stone?
IMO yes. I do have a 3k plate but consider even that not fine enough. Reference the overlapping topic. Tomonagura is the way to go here for best results.

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by Aogam123 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 am

Still see a lot of ppl using diamond plate to work up slurry on higher grit naturals. But ok thanks for your input.

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by ken123 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:56 am

Aogam123 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 am
Still see a lot of ppl using diamond plate to work up slurry on higher grit naturals. But ok thanks for your input.

Try it. You can even try the 3k diamond plate too. It isn't my preference even though, as you say, you will see people doing this. Nothing stopping you from learning through your own hands. Do expect to see chunks of suita matching the size of 1200 grit diamond in your slurry.

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by Jason H » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:56 am

DMT makes some small inexpensive plates in a range of grits. Search “DMT mini sharp”

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by ken123 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:06 pm

Jason H wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:56 am
DMT makes some small inexpensive plates in a range of grits. Search “DMT mini sharp”
These same restrictions apply no matter which vendor.

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by Aogam123 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:12 pm

I found the DMT extra extra fine small diamond plate at 8000 grit. And pros or cons on using it on ohira suita?

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Re: Recommend small plate for slurry only

Post by ken123 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:21 pm

I've used that plate. I don't think it leaves anywhere near an 8k finish and often it leaves black streaks and coarse scratches, presumably from the nickel core used to embed the diamonds. Some folks have gotten lucky using it. Give it a try :) Again for reasons already mentioned, you are much better off generating a slurry using 2 micron or much finer poly diamond or cbn mixed into the suita slurry. I would recommend either one or half micron.

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