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#1 posted 01-31-2017 12:46 PM

For final finish smoothing, the sharper the better. Also depends on the wood. Straight grained cherry doesn’t need to as sharp an edge as walnut burl to prevent tear out. I go down to 0.3 um. It depends on the abrasive type what grit that compares to – north of 15,000 waterstones, ~3,000 grit sandpaper. Research lapping or polishing film. With psa backing, it can be easily placed on glass or granite, and doesn’t require flattening. Great way to have high grits without spending $100’s. I use DMT Duosharp’s to start. You might be interested in this.

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