Mail order honing

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
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hey guys,
I'm sure this has been covered but could you recommend a local honemeister and contact info.
Thanks in advance.
 

Arnold J Rimmer

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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.
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
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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
 

Arnold J Rimmer

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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.
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
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I'm still looking for someone who's willing to put an edge my Dovo. I need a yardstick to measure my efforts
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
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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.
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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