This honeycomb matrix is an original design by Hap Stanley. He makes each one of stones in his workshop. Hap's resin is much softer than anything else on the market. This allows the surface to be maintained more easily. Typically, diamond resin stones are extremely hard to flatten. Hap has overcome this problem by creating a completely new material. This binder is biodegradable, slightly hydrophilic and tough. Sharpening can be done completely dry or with a few drops of water. Flattening can be accomplished with our Button Style lapping plates (NL-8 and NL-10). Remember, when flattening a diamond resin stone, you are not flattening the diamonds in the resin. Rather, you are "Kicking" the diamonds out of the resin. So, you need a very tough lapping plate.
This resin will leave a near mirror polish in the toughest of steels. Powder medals WATCH OUT!
Dimensions are 210 x 75 x 2 mm of diamond material. Overall the plate is 7mm thick including the machined Nano Hone black backing plate.
Each plate has an individual serial number so we can keep track of the life of the material.