Scratches Happening at the 8000 Stage May 3, 2021 19:54:40 GMT -5 hummingbirdstones and jadedvision like this
Post by jasoninsd on May 3, 2021 19:54:40 GMT -5
A couple shots of the agate after 30 minutes The petrified wood at 3k before testing
The wood after 15 minutes of sanding with the broken in 8k, no scratches!
I think my belt is broken in after 30 minutes of medium to hard pressure with a hard agate, but it might not be any better than my worn 3k.
Okay, I've got to get this out of the way first...those cabs are gorgeous! That petrified wood is just stellar!
Alright, this this will be my plan when the new disks come in:
1. Lightly dress the disks with the 220 grit dressing stick.
2. Clean disks with Dawn using a brush.
3. Lightly dress the disks with the 400 grit dressing stick.
4. Clean disks with Dawn using a brush.
5. Use a cab for 30 minutes or so with medium to heavy pressure. I have a couple Prairie Agates that are probably the hardest material I have.
Now, question about using the cab. You said to use the dome of the cab to focus the pressure better. I have two Prairie Agates that are dopped. Would it be more effective to use the "edge" of the preform that is dopped, as it would seem more pressure can be focused using the edge of the cab, rather than a dome? Or, just bight the bullet and use a domed cab already through the 3000 stage for dressing the disk? I know I won't be able to see scratches (or the lack of) until I finally run the domed cab over the 8000...so maybe I just answered my own question. LOL
ETA: THANK YOU once again for doing all this for me!