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    Old timer equipment

    Ha ha, Ive been watching the guys videos from Tomo Nagura. Most of it is over my head though. So since he sells the lapping plates I take it Natural stones need to be lapped periodically too.
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    Diamond Paste Source

    Awesome, thanks.
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    Old timer equipment

    What is a DMT or Atoma? Sorry for all of the questions but getting started in this opens the doors to a lot of questions and it seems like everything in intimidating and expensive, lol.
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    Old timer equipment

    OK, thanks for the input. ANy suggestions on what lapping plate should be used on the 12K? Maybe a link? Also, what does SWMBO stand for?
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    Old timer equipment

    Do along the lines of need, I have a straight razor, a double strop (leather and canvas). If I get Chromium Oxide and out it on the canvas I shouldn't need anything else in theory? If I were to get a 12k naniwa stone would that be enough to get by on?
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    Old timer equipment

    Makes sense. Like anything today, country people are more dynamic out of necessity and City people more specialized because of the larger market to sell their talent to.
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    Old timer equipment

    Thanks for the input. I was just thinking, I couldn't imagine old timers spending hundreds if not more to maintain a razor to shave their face. The reason I ask is trying to get started in this as a hobby is very overwhelming because everyone seems to have a laundry list of 'needed' items. None...
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    Diamond Paste Source

    I found this one from China but I dont know if there is a quality issue...
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    Diamond Paste Source

    Does anyone have a trusted source for Diamond Paste for the pasted Balsa Strops? Preferably eBAY. Thanks
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    Old timer equipment

    What kind of equipment, stones etc. did old timers who relied soley on straight razors have at home? I can't imagine many guys had vast arrays of stones...?
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    What Are You Reading?

    The Auschwitz Escape
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    Arko arrives tomorrow! What have I done?!!!

    I really don't get it either. But then again people complain about the scent of Tabac like it can penetrate concrete bunkers while still in the package. I don't know....
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    Clubman owners/lovers - how many varieties are in your den right now?

    Clubman Musk Citrus Musk Vanilla Special Reserve Bay Rum Lilac Vegetol Osage Rub Lustray Blue Spice Lustray Bay Rum Lustray Draggon Noir The ones that reminds me of the barbershop the most are Clubman and (Lustray) Blue Spice. My favorite is Vanilla. Didn't like very much. Special Reserve...
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    Arko arrives tomorrow! What have I done?!!!

    The smell of Tabac is great to me, not sure why anyone would dislike it. Arko, isn't super sofiisticated, smells like old school laundry soap. I like it. The Veg...horrible. Horrible by any measure. Its the only AS I HAD to wash off, then threw out. Bleh. If I remember right it was Play-Doh...
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    Vintage Williams

    I do like Modern Williams and think it works well once you realize that you need to use a large boar brush that is dripping wet and a mug lather to get results. That said, since the majority of people don't seem to like the modern version and did like the old formula I have no idea why they...
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