Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) + Richard Kell No. 3 MkII

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Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) + Richard Kell No. 3 MkII

The new and improved Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) with Richard Kell No. 3 MkII Honing Guide contains:

  • A rock solid, 14 inch wide block of dead flat 10mm thick float glass. This provides the ideal substrate for use with sheet abrasives.
  • An anti-skid mat to support the float glass and keep it in place.
  • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film. A heavier duty version of standard lapping film with a thicker backing and a stronger resin coating.
  • 2 sheets of 3 micron lapping film. The 3 micron grade has a 'P' resin coating making it slightly more durable than the other superfine grades. The 3 micron film is roughly equivalent to an 8000 grit Japanese waterstone.
  • 250ml of HoneRite No.1 - a fast cutting honing lubricant that actively prevents corrosion and dries fully - thus preventing your sheets from becoming a dust magnet. Wiping your tools over with it after sharpening will also help to keep them rust free.
  • Richard Kell No.3 MkII Honing Guide (0 to 2-5/8 inch). Can be adapted to accept the vast majority of blades, including fishtails, shoulder plane irons and skews.

Regular price if purchased individually: £134.06

  • Please note : HoneRite No.1 cannot be sent by Airmail.

3M lapping and microfinishing films are extremely accurate superabrasives that provide precise, consistently uniform, close-tolerance finishes. A high-strength polyester film backing is coated with premium, micron-graded mineral particles that are electrostatically oriented for greater cutting efficiency. The particles are bonded into a layer of resin that holds the particles in place for increased durability. PSA is the acronym for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive and is a heavy duty version of the adhesive on the back of a Post-It note.

To use, cut each sheet into four 2-1/2 inch strips, peel off the backing and carefully fix a strip of each grade next to each other on the piece of float glass applying firm pressure for an even secure bond, be careful to avoid trapping air bubbles. Spread a drop of HoneRite No.1 (or water if you are using this method in conjunction with waterstones) on the surface of the lapping film to lubricate the process and prevent swarf from building up.

With the blade angled fractionally steeper than the primary bevel angle, work the down the grits using pull strokes only, This system works particularly well with a honing guide, we recommend Richard Kell's honing guides because of their exceptional accuracy and repeatability.

A few strokes on the back of the blade starting from the 9 micron film will remove the burr and leave you with an exquisitely fine edge.

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