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Recent content by buca3152

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    Why Hone Edge Leading?

    I doubt it makes a meaningful difference. For my razors it's always edge leading for the finishing. For my edcs though I find edge trailing works at least as well as edge leading. I couldnt say yes but i wouldnt say no. Lol.
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    who's using ILR stone

    The one I have is ok. It finishes. It's unremarkable though. I have a load of other options that perform better and faster. Not trying to be cynical though. But I haven't used it in years.
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    What’s your “sure thing” progression?

    1k chosera. Nakayama iromono with atoma 1200 slurry (super fast stone) and then dump the worked slurry from the iromono onto any.number of hard jnat. Lately a hard takashima.
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    Honing...by a beginner for beginners

    What I mean is it takes more time to learn to do circles accurately than other strokes imo. There's nothing wrong with circles.
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    Honing...by a beginner for beginners

    Personally I think that circles take.longer for guys to learn to do accurately so thus the longer learning curve.
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    Does scratchy karasu even exist?

    I own one karasu which is not scratchy. I have worked on several at meets. One was scratchy. And it was a huge stone(4 lbs or so) with beautiful markings.
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    Film Tile holder

    When I tried film a while back i went to a granite shop and got the guy to cut me some cutoffs in 1 1/4. Its thick enough to hold with one hand without worrying about your fingers.
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    6-piece set for $70 Norton "look alike" - is it worth it?

    Knives generally are sharpened at a much coarser grit than straight razors. Abrasive density and hardness come into play as well. Soft stones dish faster. I would not be a buyer, jmo.
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    Best JNATs for Knives?

    Depends on what steel you are going to be sharpening. There are many steels that dont play nice with jnats. I own 2 dozen jnats and use diamond plates and or diamond bonded stones to sharpen all my kitchen and edc knives.
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    Rough grit stone to beat a GD into shape?

    I've used 325 DMT 600 DMT and for many years a 600 chosera. Just know that after a while and you torque the blade slightly to the edge everything gets done a lot faster. My first gd took me 4 hours to hone.
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    Honing? Stone in hand or on a bench?

    I hone razors on the bench. And knives stone in my hand. There's no rhyme or reason imo.
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    First Time on JNats! Smoth Shave, Buuuuut....

    I really can't stand using tape. The freaking stuff should be illegal. Lol. What I do and have continued to do is when I hone I start with a 1k. Refreshing a bevel removes hardly any steel and you know what you have.
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    GD honing challenge

    When I was active I could hone one up (synthetics) in under 6 minutes. Chosera600,1k,5k. Suehiro 10k, 20k.
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    Cheap Lapping Plate, Atoma 400 vs ??

    Get the 400. I have them all. But for what your looking to do the 400 would suit you best imo of course.
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    SR Shaving With Non-Dominant Hand?

    I been shaving a long time with my right(dominant) hand only. I have used the left in the past but I dont miss anything by using the dominant. You dont have to but its your journey.