How to Use Diamond Pasted Balsa Strops

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You should be able to download the PDF copy here. I don't have any videos on stropping (either with hanging leather or diamond pasted balsa strops). With a bit of searching you should be able to find some on YouTube.
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TBH I’ve used pasted leather then very fine stuff on balsa.
Haven’t found a need to have two balsa strops in the house.
If an edge has been stropped on a hanging pasted cloth or leather strop, diamond pasted balsa stropping will not really enhance the blade's edge. The hanging pasted strop put an ever-so slight convexity on the bevel. This effectively prevents the diamond paste on the balsa strop from doing its magic. This is because the balsa will not "give" to now allow the edge apex to contact the balsa and diamond paste.
 
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Hi, @rbscebu I've read and re-read your great post above and have one question, the three (3) grade pastes you mention, what grit "whetstone" do they relate to, i.e.' is there a standard as in front of me I have five (5) Grit-Mesh-Micron conversion, Diamond Paste V Whetstone charts and NONE of them are the same, is this dependent on the manufacturer or have I missed something?
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Hi, @rbscebu I've read and re-read your great post above and have one question, the three (3) grade pastes you mention, what grit "whetstone" do they relate to, i.e.' is there a standard as in front of me I have five (5) Grit-Mesh-Micron conversion, Diamond Paste V Whetstone charts and NONE of them are the same, is this dependent on the manufacturer or have I missed something?
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0.5μm = ~50k grit
0.25μm = ~100k grit
0.1μm = ~200k grit

A lot depends on how the synthetic whetstone manufacturer wishes to determine the grit size and which standard he might be using (if any).
 
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