I got a 100x microscope from Radio Shack for
$15 and make that the ultimate test.
Thank you! I've been trying to figure out what instrument/magnification I should be looking for! I took up working with a straight recently and "guessing" I'm doing it right just don't cut it. I want to see it and be sure.
Yeah, I know, a little off topic. Sorry.
ThisBefore long, I couldn't keep straight what was honed with tape and what was not. So now everything gets tape. Lazy, yes.
Really only a problem when on the JNAT, I only have 1 razor that I honed sans tape to see how hte feel was like, and there is a big difference. Without tape there is big sticking to the stone, without it not so muchInteresting. It does stifle the feedback you get but what remains is from the edge alone.
I have not missed itI won't lie. I hate using tape because it basically eliminates the feedback I'm used to getting from the hone that I use to determine my progress.
It is, but hopefully you only set the bevel once and its touch ups from there onIsn't hone wear supposed to actually be good for ensuring that the edge angle is built in?
Green, most definitely, and no way do your farts smell better than mineAs it is now, we are arguing over whether the Green M&Ms taste better than the Red M&Ms. Or to be more blunt, whether your fart smells better than mine.
Forge the Kanayama, strop should not cost twice as much as the razorI only have 1 razor that costs more than 70 bucks so protecting the spine is no biggie to me.
Thisi always tape. i guess i'm to lazy to keep up with what has & not.
One perfectly legitimate use of tape is for the "Unicot" method used on a coticule, and of course, the principle would apply to any hone.
Normal progression, but tape for the final steps. This creates a secondary bevel.
I just honed my Wacker this way last night and it was a simply fantastic shave... going to see how long the edge holds up. I had absolutely ZERO pulling running WTG, which is not something that happens with my curly hair. This was not my first time with a Coticule, but it was my first shot at the Unicot method.
To tape, slice a piece (quality tape like 3M 33), stick/unstick it from your towel a couple of times to deaden the adhesive, then center the spine on the tape and fold it over both sides.
True, unicot is a great way to get there. I stopped doing that as well. Dilucot with coticules.
Check out 4:30 to see the tape applied to rasoir. I can't say that I like the '3M Super 88' electrical tape that he recommends; leaves a sticky residue on removal.Silly question, but is there a thread with pics showing applied tape to the razor? I didn't see it in the stickies, and if there's something a stickie should have, it's tape.
And without intensifying debate, for a basic Dovo "Best" how many pieces of electrical tape is.. best?