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It’s a real test of sharpness. I might even try a pre pass strop next time. Little buffing strokes seem to do the trick if when you get hung up on tough spots. I’ve watched plenty of videos but am open to any tips and tricks.
Fair comment. It’s not very observant which gives good resistance to bleed through and feathering. It may take slightly longer to dry and that would depend on the ink being used. No issues with my go to Platinum Carbon Black or De Artementis Document Black. Lefties are always going to struggle...
That’s the stuff. Comes in cream and white. It’s really good. Your pen will have never felt smoother. It’s like writing with a stick of butter on a hot pan. It’s thin paper but it does bleed or feather.
Here’s a little hack to try. When you put the film on the acrylic, just put one corner of the film on first. Press it down to remove any bubbles and then slide the rest of the film onto the acrylic. It works best if the loose film is lower the the top of the acrylic when you pull it on. When you...
"You Americans need to relax more!"
I’d love to try some of these products down under. I’ve sent a few PIF’s overseas. It costs more but this forum has become a global community and it’s nice to include everyone.
After about 400 straight razor shaves, I finally built up the courage to do a full ATG pass. I always do under the jaw and recently added the neck. Today I went all in and adding the cheeks, chin, and fools pass.
There was no muscle memory to guide me and it felt nearly as awkward as my first...
I had a very similar issue with my NOS Filly 13 Doble Temple. One side had a nice even bevel. On the other side the bevel dropped off completely at the toe with no bevel or edge at all.
If the edge cuts along the length I wouldn’t worry about it. If the bevel is thin on both sides it could be...
I’ve really enjoyed the write up that @Matt O did on the Sebum Shaving Soaps. I’d like to see if there are any members that are willing to send me a sample of any of these products. I’m happy to cover your expenses for soap shipping. I’d also consider a used jar if you have one. This seems like...
I would call myself a hobbiest but by your definition I’m more of a veteran. That sounds strange because I haven’t been at this for very long. Over the course of 1.5 years, I’ve tried lots of things and have dialed in on a small selection that works for me and I’m content with that. This is in...
Having fun with this little combo this week. The freshly lapped ark is producing some great edges. I even got around to lapping the back. Loose silica carbide made this a much quicker process than the first time around.
Great video and advise. That process looks very familiar.
A nice 50mm (2”) thick granite surface plate won’t slide around on you like that flimsy piece of plastic does. I cut mine down to the size of a standard sandpaper sheet to allow swarf and saw dust to run off rather than puddle on the...
These are great containers. They have a wide opening and are great for loading from and stack well.
As much as I like a matching container, they can be a pain for storage. If you have multiple soaps the unique shape of each container often makes them a pain to stack and store.
A good soap can really make a shave. Particularly the post shave that lasts well into the day. Almost anything will get the job done but some will do it better than others.
I’ve tried lots of soaps and settled in a small selection that works the best for me. Cost has nothing to do with my...