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Recent content by Slash McCoy

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    Here is why (I think) shavette is ill-suited for the job

    For optimum performance, some cheap shavettes benefit from freehand "honing" the empty shavette with the spine just up off the hone, ALMOST to an edge, and rounding the corners a bit.
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    Calling All Titan Experts

    Oh thanks. I didn't read the fine print, just looked at the pictures. My bad. Wow those bevel angles... like a ZY!
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    Calling All Titan Experts

    Have you measured the bevel angle of any of your Titans?
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    Calling All Titan Experts

    I just got two of these from the GD factory, no markings, and my contact there refuses to divulge the steel alloy or a model number. They look an awful lot like Titan, to me. @rbscebu hope you see this. The scales and spacer are dreadfully heavy. The razor tips the scales at 3.3oz. A GD66...
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    Modern Frameback?

    I think the main reason framebacks ever existed is so that only a small amount of high grade high carbon steel is needed. Presently, labor costs dwarf the cost of the steel. Look at the prices for 1095 etc from McMaster-Carr or Grainger.
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    Here is why (I think) shavette is ill-suited for the job

    Nothing wrong with that. Corking a Feather blade is fairly common. But try lowering the shave angle instead.
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    Which Tony Miller Strop?

    <Late Edit for Clarification> What I meant to say in my closing remark is I can't tell the difference in the shave, between identical razors stropped on different strops. Obviously I can tell the difference while stropping.
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    Which Tony Miller Strop?

    Different donor animals. All of Tony's strops look like worthy purchases to me. The main difference between different purpose-made strops from knowledgeable makers is the tactile response and the aesthetics. The final result of stropping, between different strops of different supposed quality...
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    Razor Meister straight Razor from Shokunin USA Review

    HSS covers a lot of ground. There are several alloys that could be classified as HSS. However, they aren't necessarily good choices for making razors or other fine cutlery. I would much rather see a razor bragged as being made from generic High Carbon Steel than High Speed Steel. HSS is what you...
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    Here is why (I think) shavette is ill-suited for the job

    I get a nice shave frorm nearly any shavette I have tried. As good as a straight razor that I have honed. Better than a straight razor anyone else has honed. Once you are quite used to the increased level of sharpness and increased flex in the blade, and you adapt with a lower shave angle, you...
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    Anybody Here Ever Made Camel Bone Scales from Scratch? Well, from Camel Bones, anyway.

    The mail girl brought me a pair of ready made scales and a pair of bone slabs today. Re-shoeing a couple of new razors in bone is the latest project to add to my list. Maybe I will get to it next week.
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    Anybody Here Ever Made Camel Bone Scales from Scratch? Well, from Camel Bones, anyway.

    I am interested in cutting up camel leg and shoulder blade bones into razor scales. Anybody here doing that? Looking particularly for answers from someone who has actually cut these bones up into scales already. I am pretty sure the leg bones will have a large pithy core but I am thinking I...
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    Convex balsa strop?

    Can't do a double with direct drive. These motors are single ended. Belt driving an arbor would be okay. I will build it. I have put it on my list. It is a long list.
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    Convex balsa strop?

    I think you are right about the side to side. Not too critical. End to end might be a bit more critical, though. At the very least, the curvature should be fairly consistent from end to end for best results, I think. I actually considered constructing a 24" or so balsa wheel. Well, 3 or 4 of...
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