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    Default Removing a smile

    or at least turning it into a subtle grin.

    I haven't bought a bench grinder yet...

    I've been progressively adding tape to the spine and grinding away the smile on a dmt 1200, looking for more of a smirk.

    This seems to be work, albeit inefficient. I suspect that this old wedge was hones for many years on a narrow hone.

    I could use a few tips???


    Thanks
    Bob

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    Learn to hone the razor with the current smile, they shave great! I would not grind it away.

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    I will take your advice more fully next time. I've alredy reduce the smile to a mild grin and am now using a rolling motion with an x-pattern.

    Feels more similar to finding the edge with a chisel of knife this way.

    - Bob

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    some razors were actually made with a smile. A smile is often a good thing and shave like a champ. A frown on the other hand..... never good!

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    Yeah, I love smiling razors! However, taping the spine and doing circles or x-patterns would work.

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    I was going to mention that some were made that way on purpose...too late again!

    I like the way a smile shaves on a wedge I have.

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