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Ameritool - 325 Mesh Disc - Water?

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« on: October 20, 2015, 02:53:52 pm »

Hi!

Been quiet for a few months. First we had a few weeks of really bad humidity.
Then I got bronchitis, and a cold on top of that, and then I passed a kidney stone
which caused a lesion on my gall bladder which caused an infection and had to
take antibiotics, ..... so haven't really done much. I hate getting old. LOL!

But now I am back at it. Am up to the 325 mesh disc and seem to be having trouble.

I am using water and pressing quite a bit but am not getting any results. Looks like no
effect on the stone whatsoever.

Am I supposed to be using water with the 325 Mesh Diamond disc?
The soft textile type material one.

This is on my Ameritool.

Thanks,

James
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 07:04:25 pm »

Yes, absolutely use water.  What exactly are you cutting?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 07:21:05 pm »

Red Jasper.

James
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 11:01:15 am »

O.K. I tried the Sharpie trick (read elsewhere) were you color the whole stone in silver.
Then when you use the next disc up you can tell it's working and you can also see if
you missed any bit pf the surface.

This is taking a while but have to learn on my own as there are no clubs around.
At least not within driving distance as I don't drive.

Having fun though.

James
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 03:54:30 pm »

If you have scratches in the center as your problem it is likely that you have not achieved a proper dome. Start back at the previous wheel and start at the point you started to make your first angle for the dome then do the next angle and blend again.  Then move on to your next wheel.
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