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    "Try the 3 layers of tape, and you need to remember that you are not honing here you are re-setting the bevel, in fact you are re-cutting almost like they do at the factory on new razors... If you watch those vids you will see they actually lift the spines on the razors...
    Now I am not saying to be grinding on the razor but I am also not saying to use no pressure, at this stage a little pressure is necessary to get the edge cut evenly.... In fact I would recommend trying a two handed honing approach here, using the second hand to help keep the razor nice and even on the hone....

    Let us know how it goes?????"


    Glen, thanks for those words of encouragement!

    I've been grinding on this bad boy for days. I go for an hour or so until I get frustrated then go do something else.

    A DMT 325 grit is what I'm trying to establish the bevel with and I think I'm using too light a touch. I'll try a little more aggressive approach in the next session.

    It's driving me mad because I'm getting a great bevel (passes TNT, TPT, and shaves arm hair) on every part of the blade except that one spot.

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    Glen you are a genius...thank you so much for sharing that secret!

    The combination of a couple more layers of tape and a little pressure was all it took. I now have a nice bevel over the entire length of the blade.

    If you have the patience I have one more question about your method. While doing the "cutting bread" part of leveling the blade it changed the geometry of the nice round point of the toe to looking a little square where the round meets the bevel. I corrected this by smoothing this area with the blade perpendicular to the hone trying to follow the original line as much as possible. Is this how you do it?

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    Yes absolutely !!!!
    You should see when you do a smiling blade fix hehehe I get into some serious hone contortions there

    If that was my personal razor I might have left the modified round point on there, I have noticed many of the new "Round Point" razors have that squared edge to them..... Just another point of view I guess....

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