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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    If I may make a suggestion: stop using scribe lines, and start using your eyes.
    If you look at your razor from different angles, and along the edge, you will see a lot more than a scribe line ever could, and you can easily tell if the edge is straight or crooked. Also if you want to keep an eye on the geometry while you are grinding, all you need to do is just lay it flat on your bench, and keep an eye on how the razor would 'roll' if you were honing.

    I used to make scribe lines when I was making my first razors. But the problem I was facing was that I forge my razors, so it is not possible to make scribe lines and measure parallel lines or right angles. Learn to look at your razor, and you'll start seeing everything you need to know. Scribelines and jigs are crutches imo.
    That's actually great advice! that should help me out a great deal being able to look at a razor and know vs a line thank you!

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    Bruno is right there and I would also suggest you watch the stria as you grind. Your scratch pattern will show you what your doing as you do it. Nice and even scratches means nice and even lines. Now just think of everything at once and go for it LMAO.
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    Definitely avoid jigs especially when you are a newbie. First learn the hard way which is free hand. Get your technique going. Once you master everything you will be in a much better position to know what works for you and what you need to do to achieve something. Trying to lose a bad habit or technique is very hard as everything we do is muscle memory. A few big names and makers once told me, first grind your first 100 razors and then we'll talk again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    Now just think of everything at once and go for it LMAO.
    Hahaha, best advice I've gotten in a while!!!! Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian View Post
    Definitely avoid jigs especially when you are a newbie. First learn the hard way which is free hand. Get your technique going. Once you master everything you will be in a much better position to know what works for you and what you need to do to achieve something. Trying to lose a bad habit or technique is very hard as everything we do is muscle memory. A few big names and makers once told me, first grind your first 100 razors and then we'll talk again.
    First and foremost I would like to say I absolutely love ur work max! I have so many of ur razors actually saved before I really knew it was u... Noticed I favored these razors with "max" etched on them used the Google machine and found max speecher...

    That's kinda what I was thinking about going without the scribe lines...only makes sense to do it with everything! I'll see what u can do on my next razor... I'm going to be starting it today!!! Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafonz6987 View Post

    First and foremost I would like to say I absolutely love ur work max! I have so many of ur razors actually saved before I really knew it was u... Noticed I favored these razors with "max" etched on them used the Google machine and found max speecher...
    In the beginning we all tend to look around but eventually you have to come up with your own style and personality. I can see many copying me from miles away or trying to copy other makers. Most people active in the shaving community aren't blind either and know exactly who's who. By coming up with your own style you identify yourself as a unique entity. By copying anyone you'll always be known as second and non original only hurting yourself in the long run.
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    Yeah I have talked to another maker about that... I had no idea it was that bad but you know nothing is like the original, but I can understand where that would be frustrating.... I was only admiring your work... But I couldn't agree more why be second?

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    Default Another razor ready for HT

    I think I'm just going to move on for both these razors and start making the scales... This ones blade face is bigger than I wanted, I also wanted to make the taper on the shank more but it just didn't work out lol.... The point of this razor had two angles near the spine instead of my normal one... There isn't going to be any file work or anything on this one... i asked my mother in law which of the designs she liked and she picked this one, it actually was the last conversation I had with her.. She said she liked how simple the design was,. So I'm going to be giving it to her husband as a gift with some purple scales.... I hope this works out...
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