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Posted on Need sharpening advice please!

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 11:40 PM

Almost any liquid would work. The purpose of the lube is to carry away the “swarf” the metal removed from the blade you are sharpening. I use water with the Lee Valley lapping plates as I find it easier to clean up than oil…just my preference.

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