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    What did you hone today?

    George Wostenholm 6/8 faux frameback (anyway that’s what I’m calling it) Got this a few weeks ago, have been letting it sit with oil to work on the corrosion. This morning I scrubbed off the worst of the black spots then honed it this evening. There was a relatively clean bevel over most of it...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Razor: Hard Solfen 50 Brush: Muhle Pure Badger Soap: Trumper’s Rose soap So today was not so much about the razor - I used it yesterday as well. I got into a recent Soap thread about the difficulty of generating lather from Trumper’s. Two B&B members posted links to Youtube videos of lathering...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    @Polarbeard I love the details that you add to your posts. But you are single-handedly responsible for me now owning 4 Swedish straight razors! 😂😂
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    Geo F Trumper Rose Soap, What am I doing wrong?

    Been catching up with thread the past few days. I used Trumper’s almost exclusively for 15 years with a cartridge razor. When I started expanding my razor horizons I also tried new soaps, and was stunned to realize that pretty much EVERYTHING works better than Trumper. But I did watch the two...
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    Polishing horn?

    OK done for now. @Bevel @Doc226 @LJS thanks for your advice. The smaller scales were done W/D up to 1000, then diamond paste. The bigger scales were done up to W/D up to 1000, then the full micro mesh progression. By 6000 the bigger scales had a better shine. 8000 improved, the 12000 seemed not...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    I would love to see a video of you using that Kampfe thing-gummy!
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    Polishing horn?

    dry sanding the horn so far. If I am doing wet on horn, should I use water or oil? Do you recommend wet sanding for the micro mesh as well, or just for the W/D sandpaper? At this point my real issue is an embarrassment of riches. I have W/D up to 8000, and a micro mesh pack that goes to 12000...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Hard Solfen 50 La Toja stick Maggard’s 18mm synth travel brush The Hard Solfen is unique in my collection in that it makes a ringing sound when stropped, or when you put it down on a countertop. I originally got this because it looked like a Japanese version of a MK32, which I was struggling to...
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    Polishing horn?

    Its definitely a possibility. In my earlier work I took the W/D to 1500 before moving to the Dremel. I believe in the video @Doc226 went to 400. So I tried 600 to see if that was enough. And yes I do have W/D to take me almost as high as I can go with micro mesh. Just being lazy I guess. I‘ve...
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    Polishing horn?

    I haven’t tried the micro mesh yet. I worked on the 2nd set of scales today. Used the power sander again for 80 and 120 grit. 220, 320, 600 W/D. Following @Doc226 I didn’t hold the sandpaper in my hand, but instead wrapped it around a wine cork. 600 W/D will give a little bit of shine. Then...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    W&B 7/8 near wedge Trumper’s Lavender SOC Boar Love the blade - half the time its so quiet that I’m not sure its doing anything, until i rub my face after a pass. Hate the scales - too heavy, throw off the balance. My current efforts on horn scales will ultimately lead to a new set of scales...
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    Polishing horn?

    I have not tried raking (response delayed as I had to look that up). I did dress the wheel using 100 grit sandpaper. I do that regularly for all my felt wheels. Dremels have 2 options. A harder felt pad and a softer, fuzzier buffing pad. The one good part of Dremels is that I had bought the big...
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    Torrey Tuesday

    Did a quick 1-pass with the Torrey 6/8, La Toja stick and Maggard’s 18mm travel synth.
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    Polishing horn?

    Tried again last night just using the white rouge, but MORE - more rouge, more pressure, more time. I did get shinier results, still not quite as good as @Doc226 and also not quite as good as where I used the diamond paste. I suppose not all white rouge is created equal.
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    Polishing horn?

    Wow, made it look easy. OK, I need to think thru what I’m doing. Shouldn’t be putting as much work into as I am. Thanks for the video @Doc226!
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