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Recent content by James9000

  1. James9000

    Lapping film, try it.

    Can I clarify, are you using Diamond lapping film or Aluminium Oxide film, trying to work out what to get. thanks
  2. James9000

    Should I be bothered about this chip?

    Thanks, I agree. What strategy should I use, I have 800, 3000, 8000, Waterstones and a cheap welsh slate razor hone and 15000 lapping film? Should I kill edge? Thanks
  3. James9000

    Lapping Film.

    Thanks worked better a second time. but to start with had unnerving feeling of going over a grit spot, but whenever i slowed the blade to try a locate it, it disappeared, nothing to see or feel. Then it started working beautifully and was bliss to use.
  4. James9000

    I wish someone with a collection of stones, would polish small bit of mild steel so we can compare fineness, between natural and synthetic.

    Thinking of the quality of the mirror polish, which the majority of the stones we use do. And could be easily shown by photo. Also a way to grade the variation in natural stones.
  5. James9000

    Lapping Film.

    Had tap running , lots of sluicing with water, I was mindful of stuff getting behind but i could have been more careful. here are pics. Back of film. Two dots unexplained. and unexplained horizontal streaks, and big mark from cease.
  6. James9000

    Lapping Film.

    I've just used a green 14000 lapping film on granet and am worried, it does not act flat, a tiny crease in the film or a spec of fluff and you get a raised hotspot, and you get a litte dot or streak of black metal reside. im a beginner so might be me.
  7. James9000

    Should I be bothered about this chip?

    I'm new to straight razors. I've redone the edge on a vintage razor for the first time. Noticed it has two small chips, (this pic, correct proportions, chips not so deep as here) what should I do?
  8. James9000

    Lacking trust in budget strops, burned twice.

    Perfect but can't find it in the UK
  9. James9000

    Lacking trust in budget strops, burned twice.

    Good link, surprised my that good leather is not cheap, tempted to try DIY strop making.
  10. James9000

    Lacking trust in budget strops, burned twice.

    Thanks, that was very helpful. Actually looking again the strop is not terrible, I have oiled, its kind of smooth despite being the inside of the skin, not like my first strop which was hard like a hide dog chew. been using a crappy paddle strop so far. Cant test as resharpening razor and...
  11. James9000

    Lacking trust in budget strops, burned twice.

    That does look gorgeous, if I get into SR shaving I would consider that. But now i am hoping to spend £30, but am worried I will spend that amouiunt on a £11 one that is marked up overpriced, how can you tell?
  12. James9000

    Lacking trust in budget strops, burned twice.

    I have bought two £11 ish strops and they seem rubish. One was rock hard and the other is nothing like i see on youtube, stiff coarse leather on one side and suede on other. This one i bought for 11 quid ZY strop is now £17. Is there a budget strop that resembles real lleather??
  13. James9000

    Lapping Film.

    Is Acrylic flat enough? im a beginner just want to check thanks
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