M F Bonz wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:58 pm
... If you zoom in you can see my pool and the writing on my T-shirt and the creases in my hand ...it’s a real one pass mirror finish. ...
Reflections are my standard test for, well, reflectance & specularity. I'm seeing a lot of surface imperfections. And the blacks reflected are not very black, with the surface imperfections reflecting light where the deep black should be. That's not as shiny as where the plane blades and chisels were before we tried the Autosol on them.
Well good enough for its purpose, on steel, Autosol does much better than that.
Put a tiny bit of paste on a clean & dry cotton rag, and rub it on a small area of that for a minute.
Or use it in place of your rouge. Again, on one part for comparisson.
The Autosol really does better than my friend's best stones, and better than 0.5u 3m micro-abrasive, or the 0.5u honing compound, by a long shot. And of course better than my 1u diamond paste. No idea what I'll use the diamond paste for now.
I should do the before and after of that rusty plane. Shame there's no blade with it.