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    P.S. Lynn
    Wish I could bring it to MO. Expecting a baby in the next week. :-)
    Traveling is out.

    Thanks for the offer though. Another time?

    Andrew

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    Why don't you send it to Lynn --- He can take it to MO for demonstration purposes. Jerry

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    How am I supposed to learn anything by doing that?

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    It may be that the blade is warped. Did you notice if the ink in the center of the blade, opposite the side that seems to not hone, was coming off more quickly then the ink on the rest of the blade on that side? If your nortons are not combo stones you can use the sides to hone the blade (use a narrow hone, in other words). If not you'll just have to find a stroke that hits that section of the blade, prolly a rolling-X stroke. This thread has some explanation, much better than I could do--

    http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...ped-blade.html

    You might also consider a pasted paddle strop. Since you're able to get the blade "in the neighborhood" of where it needs to be you could prolly get it there completely with 1 micron and .5 micron pastes. Plus most don't like the shave off the 8k norton much, so that would let you get a better edge in general.

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    I get the impression, due to the fact that no one mentions it, that the spine wear is not that bad. Thank you all for your help!!

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    I would suggest a less coarse stone than a Norton 220 to do rebeveling. I like to use a DMT 1200. The diamonds are aggressive enough to do the work quickly and fine enough not to chew up the edge too badly. Was the heel of the blade like that before you honed it?

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    You are referring to the chip? Yes, there was a chip before honing. It was worse before. I did not hone it out completely, yet. My concern, again, was that I have removed to much material from the back or spine to try and get the edge to be even so I stopped honing it out.

    I'm no expert at honing but it seems, at least with Norton water stones, that the 1000 doesn't remove material that fast. I guess I view using the 1000 to remove lots of material like a person who uses 300 grit sandpaper to sand down a rough cut on wood. You _can_ do it and it will work but it is quicker to use 80, 100, ..., 300 to get the same result in a fraction of the time.

    I think I'll just tape the spine and work out the chip. Then go through the stone progression and see how it shaves.

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