Part 1. Setting the bevel via the burr method.
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Google "microfasteners". Microfasteners makes some nice 1/16" bolts, nuts and washers that work great for temporary setup, and if you like, you can do away with the nut, round off the bolt head, cut to length and peen the end down over a washer. Or just cut the bolt off flush on the nut, and your pin is easily removed with the appropriate size micro nutdriver or small pliers. Is nickel-silver better? Sure. Stainless? Not for pins. Washers, maybe. Last time I pinned a razor up, I was on a ship. I cut a brass hasp up into little strips, filed them into rod shapes and sanded them down by hand to 1/16". For washers I made a bigger rod, about 5/8" long, drilled it out lengthwise, ran a 1/16" screw through it and chucked it in a drill, sanded it down to final size, and sliced it into washers with a hacksaw. Then finger sanded them down to final thickness. There is always a way.Hey, just bumping this as I appreciate the videos. My sanding and tumbler restore is going about as well as I'd hoped, have some film on the way and need to pick up some granite or marble tile. Also, need to get some nickel/silver or stainless stuff for pinning although I'm wondering if I can find it cheaper than a $15 kit.
Anyway, thanks for the vids. Had the basic idea, but it's nice to actually see someone going through all the paces and adding a few details.
I get my film and granite slab pretty darn wet, I notice the wetter it is the better the film sticks in place. Even on the top side, I guess it helps the surface tension even on the abrasive surface (as it rolls to the edges).Thanks Slash, this was great teaching to me. It looks like you use a lot less water on the film than me.
I'm fairly sure the B&B member Firewalker sells em at $0.40 + shipping. I got the impression he'd do small orders (though to make shipping really worth it I'd guess more than one set would be advantageous).<snip>Pins and washers cost barely anything, but who wants to fill a $.40 order? That's why they cost so much buying just a few. Go in with someone and buy a reasonable quantity. Or buy a bunch, use what you need, keep a couple sets worth, and sell the rest.
You are welcome. Everyone is welcome. Just tryin to do my part for all the help I have got over the years.
I have them in the classifieds, buy 1 or 1000, $.20 each plus a first class stamp. See the link below...RE:...
Pins and washers cost barely anything, but who wants to fill a $.40 order? That's why they cost so much buying just a few. Go in with someone and buy a reasonable quantity. Or buy a bunch, use what you need, keep a couple sets worth, and sell the rest...
Yeah it is if you don't need to set the bevel. You are wasting a tiny bit, you could say, even if you do need to set the bevel, IF YOU ARE CERTAIN, ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN, THROUGH SOME OTHER MEANS, THAT YOU HAVE SET A PERFECT END TO END BEVEL. The certainty is worth a micron of steel, to me. And I know I will never have to do it again to that razor. I rarely hone for others. Usually, I only hone my own razors, or junkers to give away or sell. I don't take in honing jobs for others. So I set the bevel once and never ever set it again. From there on, it is only maintenance honing.Why raising burs? Isn't that a waste of steel?