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Recent content by seattleshaver

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    Best Shampoo for Gray Thinning Hair ?

    I don't think it makes any difference. Your hair is still going to be grey and thinning and most any shampoo will clean it.
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    What are the benefits of a high-quality strop versus cheap generic ones?

    There is no difference. I'd get a $20 strop as opposed to a $2 strop but other than that, there is no difference.
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    Starting My Natural Stone Honing

    You told us you only have one (two is four, remember?) so you'd best keep her.
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    Corking The SR Edge

    Shave every other day if that is all you need.
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    best tool for cutting king 1k

    I would try it with a hack saw under running water.
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    A review of the Filarmonica Doble Temple 13

    Espanola is Spanish for Spanish.
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    Keep it Clean

    I wipe the sides of the blade with a towel and then strop it on linen and then leather for a few laps and put it back in my wooden (cigar) box which is keep in another (not bathroom) room. That's it and I've had no problem doing it that way for years.
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    Going Straight. Help me sort out what I have and need.

    Buy a small ball peen hammer and use the side of another hammer of any type as your anvil.
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    Dad's sharpening stone

    Waa she ta.
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    Going Straight. Help me sort out what I have and need.

    There's no reason not to get it if you are thinking of not getting a 1k because of price. I also disagree with the characterization of it being borderline between acceptable and a doorstop. Some people complain that it is too soft or too slow but most people are only going to use it on a few...
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    Going Straight. Help me sort out what I have and need.

    You can get a King 1k waterstone for about $25 so there's no reason not to get that. I wouldn't use the DMT's for anything other than flattening the other hones. When you can afford it, a 12k Naniwa is nice to have and you already have the chrome oxide paddle along with the 3k and 8k. Spend...
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    What's a Fair Honing Price?

    I don't think "fair" is definable nor is it how anything is priced. Competitively speaking I'd think $20-$30 would be a common rate plus postage. I've never sent one out to be honed though.
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    Does size really matter?

    My favorite is a 6/8" round tip full hollow. I have 5/8" and even one 4/8" I think but I much prefer 6/8". A little larger is OK but much above that is just overkill for me.
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    First hone, followed by first shave

    The ultimate challenge would be to shave off your beard and then you will have you hands full with the shave itself:)
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    Blade is skipping/bouncing on stone

    It's probably technique since it only happens on the pull stroke.
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