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Recent content by Biglo13

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    To Burnish or not to Burnish...

    when I had. A burnished ark, I felt that what it did to a bevel was burnish not cut.... I did not have decent magnification at the time. But have heard similar discussions that state the same.
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    To Burnish or not to Burnish...

    i did not like my blue ark burnished. it was super slow. i finish my ark @ 600+ basically exhaust the 600 SiC loose grit. which i have been observing is the latest trend in ark finishing, you wont need 46 grit unless yiu have to remove saw marks or move alot of stone. i double check...
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    Shavette poll

    ^^^^ what he says!!! feather takes it to beast mode level
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    Jnats vs Arks, any preference?

    i use arks for multiple stages, again how its finished, how it is used, slurry or not, quality of specific stone....... i just shaved with razor bevel set to mid range on vintage washita, prefinished with white trans with slurry, then finished on same white white trans.
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    Shavette poll

    Dovo, feather SS
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    second round honing

    10k should give you a good shave. Chances are you are missing something in ore finish levels. IF bevel is set properly I would not re hone at 800 or 1000 grit to conserve metal. previous posts provide good advice. sharpie test will give you tons of information!!
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    Getting serious about a Black Arkansas stone

    . I like the non burnished ark edge best!!!! My blue/ surgical has slight reflectance when held at angle..... But every stone, razor and user is unique, test to see what works for you. After stone is flat it’s quick to change surfaces, burnishing takes a while.
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    Getting serious about a Black Arkansas stone

    i lapped my dans blue/black to an exhausted 600 SiC grit. im guessing 800. i did not like it burnished, no feedback and very slow. good thing since stone is very flat it only takes about 10 minutes to convert surface
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    Lapping film, try it.

    a friend gave me a few sheets of lapping film from specialized.net. i previoulsly have used 3M and currently using nonlaptech films. i found that the specialized.net film feel coarser than others. the film did wear in, sort of film slurry. i compared shaves and could not tell difference...
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    Jnats vs Arks, any preference?

    Almond joy or mounds? Sometimes I feel like nut sometimes I dont..... i love them both. i got lucky and my first 2 jnats are stellar performers.but depending on source jnat can be a gamble. i like arks also different kind of edge. Can be very slow. arks can take and sometimes need high lap...
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    Favorite Cheap Or Affordable Colognes?

    i didnt like guerlain vetiver at first, its a green vetiver vs a dark earthy one. and im not a big fan of coriander... but i like it now!!! its is affordable worth the blind buy
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    Mystery black hone

    it is faster finished at 600 SiC.... but still not a fast stone. 1000 SiC finish was too slow
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    Mystery black hone

    Dotacreek will have a distinctive smell when lapping it. Also Jonathan would often send a generous sized rubbing with stone purchase that would have primitive edges, also not engraved. Given the coarse finish this May have been a rubbing stone not primary stone. But it does look like a...
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    Mystery black hone

    could you post a picture of ?dota creek, jonathan does not make many primitive stones......
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    Recommend an aggressive razor

    straight or shavette, you will understand blade angle. since you obviously have tried futur turned all the way up. try a gillette adjustable turned all the way up with feather
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