12-31-2016, 03:19 PM
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On the hones today was a Gold Dollar 66. I have two I use to practice different techniques/try different things, so that I don't hone the snot out of my beloved vintage blades.

Stones used were a 1k/3k Suehiro combo stone, and that little piece of slate I posted about before. I just can't seem to leave that stone alone, probably because I think I haven't reached it's full potential yet.
I have seen several Youtube videos, read several threads on different forums, Facebook pages, etc., of people honing and finishing with slate. Many of which were purchased on ebay and other places where the origin of the stones are in question. I know that people are getting good results from them.
So I ran the GD edge across a glass jar and killed it, and went back to 1k on the Suehiro. Reset the bevel, and moved up to 3k. After this, I thought I'd try slurry, since that is about the only thing I haven't tried with this stone.
I used a 1200 Dia Sharp card to build a slurry, and began finishing on the slate. When the razor got sticky, I raised a slurry again, only this time a much lighter one.  When the razor began to get grabby again, I rinsed it under water, and went to clean water only. I bet 20-30 strokes was all I needed before the razor began to grab again.
50 cloth and 120 leather, and the razor passes the HHT with flying colors, and tree tops hair. The thumb pad test tells me this is the keenest edge I have ever gotten with this stone. The shave test will tell all, but I think it's winner, winner, chicken dinner. Smile
Happy New Year, everyone!

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 01-05-2017, 07:30 AM
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Did something I normally don't do and that is I used a tomo slurry instead on a DN slurry on my finisher, have to say that the HHT was slightly lees keen but shave seemed more comfortable 

Set the edge back on a Shapton 4K then touched the 8K for a few minutes then finished with a tomo slurry down to pretty much water on a Nakayama Asagi and then stropped on the Kanayama.

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 01-05-2017, 08:08 AM
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Two in for Thursday the Drew Dick needed a bit more work so back to the 3K then up the progression both finished on the 20K.

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 01-05-2017, 08:53 AM
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(01-05-2017, 08:08 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Two in for Thursday the Drew Dick needed a bit more work so back to the 3K then up the progression both finished on the 20K.

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Jamie,

Love the look of both of those alot !!!

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 01-05-2017, 12:41 PM
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(01-05-2017, 08:53 AM)Panther308 Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:08 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Two in for Thursday the Drew Dick needed a bit more work so back to the 3K then up the progression both finished on the 20K.

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Jamie,

Love the look of both of those alot !!!

William,

I'll take the Cape Kennedy 77 over the Drew Dick.

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 01-06-2017, 08:36 PM
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(01-05-2017, 12:41 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:53 AM)Panther308 Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:08 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Two in for Thursday the Drew Dick needed a bit more work so back to the 3K then up the progression both finished on the 20K.

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Jamie,

Love the look of both of those alot !!!

William,

I'll take the Cape Kennedy 77 over the Drew Dick.


Me, too.

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 01-06-2017, 08:46 PM
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(01-05-2017, 12:41 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:53 AM)Panther308 Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:08 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Two in for Thursday the Drew Dick needed a bit more work so back to the 3K then up the progression both finished on the 20K.

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Jamie,

Love the look of both of those alot !!!

William,

I'll take the Cape Kennedy 77 over the Drew Dick.
Jamie,

Any particular reason, The Cape is Japanease correct ?

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 01-06-2017, 08:55 PM
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Don't know about Jamie, but for me, it's vintage.

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 01-06-2017, 11:16 PM
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(01-06-2017, 08:46 PM)Panther308 Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 12:41 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 08:53 AM)Panther308 Wrote: Jamie,

Love the look of both of those alot !!!

William,

I'll take the Cape Kennedy 77 over the Drew Dick.
Jamie,

Any particular reason, The Cape is Japanease correct ?

William,

For me custom razors push the boundries between practicality and aesthetics to far most of the time, I get so many high end custom razors in for honing I like to think I'm pretty well placed to be quite judgmental on these razors, most of them are most uncomfortable and downright impractical when it comes to stropping, the vast majority are quarter hollow now there's nothing wrong with a quarter hollow but a optional full hollow would be most welcome, they often are poorly balanced I suppose it's a case of you can't reinvent the wheel for me vintage is the way to go.
Lastly all custom makers are not equal but that's another story. Smile

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 01-07-2017, 10:53 AM
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Wade and Butcher shoulderless, Koa scales.
Just experimenting/playing.
Killed the edge on glass, went to coticle to see if I could restore the bevel. Yes, took about 10 minutes or so.
Next step, I went to the Suehiro 1k/3k combo, and starting with the 1k to sort of reinforce the bevel I got from the coticle, then went to 3k, 6k King, 8k Norton.
I read somewhere a while back that decades ago coticles were used with oil. Thaought I'd see what I'd get finishing on one like that, hence the 3 in 1.
Bevel is crazy-polished, and I'm getting a great HHT.
Of course, the shave as always will be the tell, but I'm liking what I'm seeing.

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 01-08-2017, 08:59 AM
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Finished up these three today back out on Monday.


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 01-09-2017, 05:18 PM
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Pulled out my F.W.Engels Special to use next week. Tested by treetoping and it was off and not quite there. Refreshed the blade with a Coticule using oil ( 2/3 baby oil, 1/3 oderless kerosene) until I got a hint of swarf. Finished off with 30/75 on Tony Miller's leather. Back to where it should be.

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 01-10-2017, 03:03 AM
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These two beautiful NOS Tanifuji Fukutaro razors arrived yesterday so i quickly introduced them to the hones today, a Tanifuji 666 and a Tanifuji 54 covered tang looks like they have found a welcoming home they seemed to have settled in very nicely.[Image: grin.gif]


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 01-11-2017, 07:18 AM
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Not that this Filarmonica needed a touchup but needed to rub the stones today so went back to the 4K then played around with a DN slurry on the Narutaki Asagi, shave was very good.

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 01-11-2017, 07:40 AM
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Nice Filly!
I am itching myself. Got two Rolls blades that need honing, if I can find the time.
And a Christopher Johnson near wedge that needs a touchup.

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 01-11-2017, 07:42 AM
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(01-08-2017, 08:59 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Finished up these three today back out on Monday.


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What's the little green dot on the scales to the right?

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 01-11-2017, 07:57 AM
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(01-11-2017, 07:42 AM)SRNewb Wrote:
(01-08-2017, 08:59 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Finished up these three today back out on Monday.


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What's the little green dot on the scales to the right?

Hi Mike,

They were two identical razors from two different owners so I put a green sticker on the razor and box just so I can tell the difference.

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 01-11-2017, 08:26 AM
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(01-11-2017, 07:40 AM)SRNewb Wrote: Nice Filly!
I am itching myself. Got two Rolls blades that need honing, if I can find the time.
And a Christopher Johnson near wedge that needs a touchup.
SRNewb

I have struggled some getting a decent edge on a Rolls blade so what's the trick ?

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 01-11-2017, 12:38 PM
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(01-11-2017, 07:57 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(01-11-2017, 07:42 AM)SRNewb Wrote:
(01-08-2017, 08:59 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Finished up these three today back out on Monday.


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What's the little green dot on the scales to the right?

Hi Mike,

They were two identical razors from two different owners so I put a green sticker on the razor and box just so I can tell the difference.


Ahh, good idea!

(01-11-2017, 08:26 AM)Panther308 Wrote:
(01-11-2017, 07:40 AM)SRNewb Wrote: Nice Filly!
I am itching myself. Got two Rolls blades that need honing, if I can find the time.
And a Christopher Johnson near wedge that needs a touchup.
SRNewb

I have struggled some getting a decent edge on a Rolls blade so what's the trick ?

I get a good edge, but not as nice as my straights. Shave ready, though. No tugging. IME you have to find the angle, as it is not honed flat. The mechanism in the Rolls case lifts the spine a bit.
I mark the edge with a sharpie, slap on a layer of tape, do 5 or 6 passes on the stone, and look at the edge. If it's removing marker all the way to  the cutting edge you're good. Otherwise, another layer of tape and try again until you find it.
Then it's hone like anything else, pretty much.
Make sure you give the sharpie a minute or so to dry, or it can be wiped off and give you a false reading, IME.

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 01-11-2017, 03:08 PM
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(01-11-2017, 12:38 PM)SRNewb Wrote: I get a good edge, but not as nice as my straights. Shave ready, though. No tugging. IME you have to find the angle, as it is not honed flat. The mechanism in the Rolls case lifts the spine a bit.
I mark the edge with a sharpie, slap on a layer of tape, do 5 or 6 passes on the stone, and look at the edge. If it's removing marker all the way to  the cutting edge you're good. Otherwise, another layer of tape and try again until you find it.
Then it's hone like anything else, pretty much.
Make sure you give the sharpie a minute or so to dry, or it can be wiped off and give you a false reading, IME.
Well the last time out i used two layers of Super 88 tape and the HHT was very good but we all know the shave is the real test, also have a stainless Otto Busch straight that gives me fits, it's the only one that gives me trouble , I have to do about 10 laps on a pasted linen strop for the last step and then the HHT is good to go, not heavy laps and only about 7-10 on .5 CrOx but without those laps the HHT is not that great.

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