Ah. Another one has been assimilated. Soon, film shall rule the entire universe.
Film seriously rocks. Now, try the pasted balsa strop progression in the Newbie Honing Compendium, AKA "The Method". Makes your nice film edge look pretty sad.
I really like that French point shoulderless Torrey in the last pic. Nice.
My packet came with 30, 12, 9, 3, 1, .3, .5 mu. I've used this progression for several old eBay razor hones rendering them shave ready.Little did I know that when you buy lapping film they don't supply the 5 micron in the coffee color, it is the slate color instead. I will go back and go though them in order again this weekend and hopefully experimant and get the edge Im looking for on some of my razors.
Ok, thats the same pack i bought. I wish there was a color chart that easily told you what progression to go with. I did find several online and figured most of them out on color and feel, but the shale color sheet is throwing me off and nobody has a listing for it. Twelvefret what was the color progression you used starting with course to fine grit? Im sure it would be helpful not only for me to know but others as well.
Thanks in advance,
Well, I sure don't want to misinform or cause harm.
The color and micron size is listed below are from the seller's product description. I've used these films to successfully set the bevel and hone ten used vintage razors without exception.
Black = .5 micron = 100,000
IVORY = .3 micron = ~60,000 grit
Green = 1 micron = - 14000
PINK = 3 micron = ~7000 grit
BLUE = 9 micron = ~1800 grit
Yellow = 12 micron = ~1200 grit
Dark Green = 30 Micron 3000 grit
Something is very very wrong there. .3 micron is almost twice as fine as .5 micron. 100k grit is almost twice as fine as 60k grit. You got something backwards. Do yourself a favor and forget about the sub micron films, anyway. They are very finicky and tend to form a somewhat harsh and uncomfortable edge. Stop at 1u and switch to .5u, .25u, and .1u diamond on lapped balsa as per the Pasted Balsa Strop thread, for better results at the finish. I am particularly suspicious of the black film. Be very very certain that it is not actually 5u, rather than .5u, and if you persist in using the ivory and black, get it straight once and for all which is finer and which is coarser. Because by micron you have the ivory finer, and by grit size you have the black finer. Which is it? At the very least, drop the black altogether, and run the white only a half dozen laps, over picopaper. I would not be very amazed if this makes a huge difference in your edges. And if you drop the .3u as well, and run the full balsa progression properly, I would be amazed if you are NOT amazed at your new edges.
Sometimes sellers do not have a clue, just something to sell. Try nanolaptech.com or thorlabs.com. They are in the business, not just flipping stuff on fleabay.