Sometimes I have put the problem child aside and come back later. While this is not representative of my parenting, it does work at times with razors.Saturday's shave was just okay.
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Before today's shave I did about a hundred round trips on the white convexed Norton and another hundred on the finishing side of the DCA.
I believe the edge is making progress, but just barely. Today's shave was just okay. Not really close. Not really good at all, but still it was at least barely okay. This edge is just not up to my standard. I think perhaps it can get there but do I want to hone it a lot more? I'll think about it.
Other than the edge not being where I want it I like this razor but that's like saying other than it won't run I like this car.
Yes, it does. Even if it doesn't actually lead the razors to improve their character who cares. Out of sight out of mind.Sometimes I have put the problem child aside and come back later. While this is not representative of my parenting, it does work at times with razors.
I don't think I used the burr method with the Kinfolks #1. I didn't use it with the Kinfolks #2 either.Well Jim, you are using the burr method so I expect your bevel is set. I don’t see a reason to go back to 320. Maybe you missed a bit later in your progression. When I miss, it is generally the 5k. Maybe rework your mid-range stone. I have had only one razor I could not beat - a Dovo Special and it is in the mail back to its origin to be swapped for a Henckels. Sometimes the bear eats you I suppose.
Yep, certainty is a comfort. I would review the bevel in those circumstances as well.I don't think I used the burr method with the Kinfolks #1. I didn't use it with the Kinfolks #2 either.
I do think maybe it would be a good idea to go back to the bevel setting stage again. With the #1 I mean. Something's way off. It had enough time on the finishing stones to be sharp were the bevel right.
Thanks, Steve, for the helpful comment reminding me of the basics.
Good jobWednesday's shave was good.
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This is my Kinfolks #1. The other day I had a lousy shave with it and concluded there must be a bevel problem needing correction.
Today I spent simply forever on the Shapton 320 and the Chosera 1K trying to get a bevel. I was using the burr method. I kept asking myself, "Where's the burr?" I mean hundreds and hundreds of round trips, a significant portion of them on the super coarse 320 stone, and no burr. But, I persisted...
Finally, a burr appeared. I've done the burr method enough times to know what a burr in its most subtle manifestations feels like so I didn't have to push it too far. I'd already pushed it and pushed it and pushed it and pushed it.
It was a bear!
The razor then spent a little time on the SS 3K before heading for both sides of the Washita.
After that it was on to the soft side of the DCA and then to the white translucent convex Norton.
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The edge passed the shave test. It was a good shave. However, I think the edge can become both sharper and more comfortable with more time on the finishing stone. I may shave with it some more before doing anything, or not. It's certainly in the category of shave ready, just not gloriously perfect.
I really like this Stirling brush. It's a really soft badger but has plenty of backbone. It's a lather monster. It's not a new brush, but it's a brush which I've always liked okay, but now I like it more. It continues to grow on me and impress me more and more.
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Happy shaves to you,