Mail order honing

Discussion started by Ferret619, May 13, 2017.

  1. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    hey guys,
    I'm sure this has been covered but could you recommend a local honemeister and contact info.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    @Mark I believe your the man with many details
     
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  3. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Beautiful @Mark if you are up for it can u PM me with the info?
     
  4. bald as

    bald as Member

    Definitely recommend @Mark - closely followed by learning the art of rock rubbing.
     
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  5. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Yeah it's on the list to learn but between everything else I don't have time, plus my Dovo is not something i want to practice on
     
  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I keep my knives etc in good shape but a razor is a different beast
     
  7. bald as

    bald as Member

    What hones do you have for your knives?
     
  8. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I do all my knives with a shun combo stone 6000/1000
     
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  9. Arnold J Rimmer

    Arnold J Rimmer Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail Artisan Producer

    That will get you started on your blade, at least.

    Mine are 1000 synthetic, 3000/8000 combo synthetic, and 13000 natural finishing.

    I would probably like to add a 10000 at some stage, so there is more even graduation up the line.
     
  10. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Forgot until this morning I have a Chinese gold dollar, I offered it to someone as a PIF who declined it soo I got to learning to hone.
    Will see how it shaves tomorrow
     
  11. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

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  12. bald as

    bald as Member

    @Substance also here on our forum does very good restoration work and would also be worth giving a PM.
     
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  13. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Fantastic, thanks for the recommendations guys
     
  14. Arnold J Rimmer

    Arnold J Rimmer Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail Artisan Producer

    It amazing how much difference a good hone makes.

    I have been refining my technique, and not being in such a rush on the stones.

    The result - the Puma now has a magnificent edge. It was always good, but now it is at least a level better. This morning's shave was sweet.

    I also re-honed the Wester and changed the edge profile on the Broken Hill Bengall. All now have serious sharp sides.

    With the Bengall, I took about 150 laps on the 1000. The steel seems quite hard, and took a while to reconfigure. The others have never needed more than 40-50. The Puma in particular seems quite soft.
     
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  15. Substance

    Substance Member

    The Bengalls usually hone up pretty easy, and take a great edge
     
  16. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I'm still looking for someone who's willing to put an edge my Dovo. I need a yardstick to measure my efforts
     
  17. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    Did you get a hold of @Substance? If you are stuck, I would be willing to do it for you. I would have offered sooner but figured you were after a pro hone.
     
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  18. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I actually typed the message to him but my phone died then I forgot to re write it, where are you located @Sxot? pm me with some info and I'd be keen to set some arrangement up
     
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  19. Arnold J Rimmer

    Arnold J Rimmer Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail Artisan Producer

    If @Sxot falls through, I'm happy to help.

    On the Central Coast.
     

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