07-19-2014, 08:34 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
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I have been using straights for about two years and maintaining/ honing my razors for about a year and a half.
My current set of stones are: Norton 220/1000, Norton 4000/8000, Sigma 13000 and a Graco barber hone and strop combo.

I use the Graco dry as they recommend. Now to the question. Have any of you guys used a wet stone dry? I tried it for a refresh on one of my razors today but have yet to shave with it. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on dry honing on a wet stone?

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 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM
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To be honest honing dry on a wet stone totally defeats the object the water acts has a lubricant and aids the polish and finish towards the edge refinement, another thing when honing I always tell newbie honers to keep the hone wet and pooled with water even though Naniwa's and Chosera's require no soaking that doesn't mean they work without water quite the opposite spray them every 20 or 30 strokes.

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 07-19-2014, 11:01 AM
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I have the Norton 2000, 4000.
I have been using them underwater.
It saves stopping periodically to spray them and eliminates the possibility of unintentionally using it too dry.
Am I wrong?

Mickey

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 07-19-2014, 03:07 PM
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There are so many issues to using it dry that I'm just going to make it simple and advise you not to do it.

That said, you can still get a good edge and it probably won't cause the stone to break or anything.

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 07-19-2014, 03:26 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Ok, Keep them wet.

(07-19-2014, 11:01 AM)mickeyobe Wrote: I have been using them underwater.
It saves stopping periodically to spray them and eliminates the possibility of unintentionally using it too dry.

Mickey

Thats a good idea Mickey.

This was more a curiosity that anything question. I tried the shave from a dry stone but its just not the same ( a little harsh). Back to the wet stones again.Blush

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