Still in! Lathered up some Proraso White and was surprised at how it lathered. Pretty good slick stuff. I'll be shaving with it in couple days, coupled with the Cube 2.0 pre-shave.
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Sorry mate. Always nice to have some company on the side lines I guess. Should go better next month as I now really do have everything that I need. Haha. I’ve said that before...Bad Tomo, bad! Not that I fault you for purchasing a really nice scuttle, but why are you flashing pretty things whilst I'm trying to restrain myself? Good thing it's not the dead of winter here.
Anyhow... Still in.
Sorry I didn't bother to check my blade
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I hope you enjoy them! As usual, feel free to play along from home.Sorry to say that I’m out again. Third time lucky next month.
It’s getting cold in Australia and a scuttle was required to get me through the winter. Also a man can’t seriously be expected to get by with a single straight razor, honing and stropping every day like a mad man. I clearly needed a backup.
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How often do you suggest maintainING your balsa strops with lapping and fresh paste? Do you find that eventually the effectiveness is reduced as diamond particles are pressed completely into the board?For the past 2 weeks I have been using my Gold Dollar W59 for my vesperum shaves. During the first week after each shave, its edge got 50 laps each on 0.25u and 0.1u pasted balsa strops. For the second week it got the same but on 0.1u hand held plus 0.1u hanging balsa strops.
After last night's shave I feel that this SR is ready to pass the Fool's Pass Test (FPT) which I will try this evening. If it passes it will go to 0.1u hanging balsa only after each shave.
That's the beauty of pasted balsa stropping after each shave. The edge seems to just never stop improving.
I am currently maintaining my 3 diamond pasted balsa strops based on the approximate number of laps they receive. I currently reflatten and repasted as follows:How often do you suggest maintainING your balsa strops with lapping and fresh paste? Do you find that eventually the effectiveness is reduced as diamond particles are pressed completely into the board?
What is the difference between the 0.1um hand held and 0.1um hanging strop? Same strop held diffferently or different strop all together? Do you have a photo?
Interesting. I also strop post shave 20x linen, 20 leather before going to the diamond. My theory is to align the edge prior to honing to remove any jaggedness that may cause uneven wear on the bevel or create toothiness in the edges as the microscopic jaggedness is ground out. I am coming up to about 2000 laps now and am starting to feel that the cutting power of the diamond may be reducing. I have gone for a thick piece of balsa 26x70x300mm stored in a humidor to combat warping. I intend to get an acrylic backing but haven’t got around to it yet. The humidor seems to be working and the thick piece is very stiff.My 0.1um diamond pasted balsa strop after about 3,000 laps use.
This gives me a basla strop that is about 75% of the mass of one based on cast acrylic and plenty of thickness to protect my delicate manicure .
I used rubber glue to that it would be easier to replace the balsa if ever needed.
I have two others of the same, one for 0.5um and one for 0.25um. Each is stored in its own airtight container to prevent cross contamination of diamond particles.