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I know this will have a lot of answers and opinions. the question in itself is highly subjective.
I was thinking the other evening that over time.......and with my learning about restoring, honing, fixing, collecting, etc. my perceptions and thoughts about this have changed.
has anyone made a strop out of bluejean (denim) material?
if so please share pics, dimensions, hardware, and build experiences.
call me crazy but I believe this would be a good finishing material.
I used search feature and found nothing.
so I was thinking this morn. at least here it is often said that whatever the razor was last honed on, is the finish for that razor.
so my question is, "when transitioning from one medium to another how many laps makes for a change in the finish?"
one could also argue that its not the number...
just curious if anyone is going after whitetails yet?
I know some of the states have very early seasons compared to my homestate.
20 some days counting down until I roll here. pretty geeked to go at it yet once again.
goof luck to you all and be safe.
will have a restore inbound.
what is your preferred material for lightly sanding or cleaning up and polishing plastic, bakelite, etc. scales????
does a replacement rubber tang grip exist for sale (i.e. like on a filarmonica) on the market?
I spend a lot of time looking at W&B razors (and a lot of others.....won't go into that)
my question is......for such a good and coveted razor, why are their stamps on the tangs all over the place when you look at different ones?
-some missing parts of what would have...
when looking at these I would assume all are factory honed on convex stones.
on to my question:
so, if you are going to do you own hone work on these razors ( no convex)........I would assume you would have to rehone from bevel set again?
not sure how much convex stones would affect the...
have a blade on the way.
I like the anchor on this.
making my own scales.
figured it was better to glue and pin the wedge with pins in to maintain correct alignment. wedge pin will get more work later on.......but it's in there and holding things together as the glue dries.
on the last couple razors I've honed.......I've noticed that the sharpness of the toe is a tad weak or less sharp than heel to 3/4 of the blade.
now when I say less sharp.....I do not mean dull. it's scary damn sharp but slightly less than rest of blade.
any non invasive gentle touch...
this is what the beater looked like. it was cheap and I wanted something to work on.
H.M. Darling 6/8
had to round the toe.....couldn't see on seller pic it had that issue....imagine that. at least I learned how to round and smooth one.
more buffing etc......put the scales on today and...
have .5 .25 and .1 on the way.
evil balsa strop plan about to come together. muuuuh ha ha.
so I know slash has mentioned using acetone to thin the paste.
has anyone used any other liquids or solvents for this?
90% alcohol, moonshine, any other wierd or usable mixture?
all gang......could we name any good sources for scales? or places you have ordered good things from?
now is the time to fess up......I know you guys have a good knowledge base for this one.
restoring the H.M Darling.
after buffing with compounds still has some remnants of pitting but think is close enough for me.
oddly the pin hole appears to be oval???
I would assume this is not right.
before I JB weld and redrill......can someone confirm whether this is jacked up or not...
I know there will be a ton of different answers for this but wish to gain a consensus.
what is your preferred medium for setting a bevel????......and if it has a grit reading or measurement please state.
hard black fine Arkansas?
when I first researched these I read that grit estimations are all over the place. anywhere from 1200k to 4000k/5000k.
to make matters worse I've read in some places persons calling this a finisher?
so my question is.....? which is correct?
I was planning to use...