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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
    Just came home.

    Thanks Ron & Sybil for your hospitality! It is very good of you to open up your home to a bunch of strangers.
    Ron, you have the best man honing cave that I could imagine. I am impressed and also know that you definitely have more hones than I do! and definitely more and much nicer strops.

    Two new guys were there today...MNwetshaver ( Mike) and Derek. I will be seeing Derek again tomorrow afternoon with RodB and another new guy named Seth.
    Derek brought along his new razor which unfortunately was merely a RSO. The upside for him was that he received a heck of a good intro to razor, hones and strops.
    Since Mike was from Northern Minnesota we worked on 3 of his razors. I think 2 of them are now at the 8K stage and ready for a test shave. We also lapped a natural Coticule for him to learn to use as a finisher.
    It was good seeing all the other guys again, we don't get together as much as we should.
    I hope RodB sends me a link to the Ebay vendor with the finishing hone he showed me. I want to get one.

    Rolodave....here is a link to the last Kenosha, Wi Razor Meet
    south WI and north IL meet up? please it was 4 years ago!

    All in all, this was a very good Razor Meet.

    Thanks Ron
    Your user icon is excellent, any time I need to remember the X stroke, all I have to do is look under your name.

    Very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
    Just came home.

    Thanks Ron & Sybil for your hospitality! It is very good of you to open up your home to a bunch of strangers.
    Ron, you have the best man honing cave that I could imagine. I am impressed and also know that you definitely have more hones than I do! and definitely more and much nicer strops.

    Two new guys were there today...MNwetshaver ( Mike) and Derek. I will be seeing Derek again tomorrow afternoon with RodB and another new guy named Seth.
    Derek brought along his new razor which unfortunately was merely a RSO. The upside for him was that he received a heck of a good intro to razor, hones and strops.
    Since Mike was from Northern Minnesota we worked on 3 of his razors. I think 2 of them are now at the 8K stage and ready for a test shave. We also lapped a natural Coticule for him to learn to use as a finisher.
    It was good seeing all the other guys again, we don't get together as much as we should.
    I hope RodB sends me a link to the Ebay vendor with the finishing hone he showed me. I want to get one.

    Rolodave....here is a link to the last Kenosha, Wi Razor Meet
    south WI and north IL meet up? please it was 4 years ago!

    All in all, this was a very good Razor Meet.

    Thanks Ron
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    I would like to thank everyone who came yesterday. It was a great excuse to finally clear enough floor space in our house for visitors! Only Randy knows what the condition of our living room was before yesterday and even he had not been upstairs before! The honing station was the only part of the house that had already organized

    Geezer has already listed everyone who came, except for Derek, whose name he did not remember.

    I'm always glad when beginners (Mike and Derek this time) come to these things as they certainly benefit a lot from them. That is as long as they can handle the sensory overload. As usual, I enjoy listening to Randy take them under wing and perfectly clearly explain everything they need to know to learn how to hone. I consider Randy to be a true gift to, what Lynn calls, "this sport."

    Geezer spent time showing mainly Rolodave how to restore etching. I'm sorry I missed that and will have a arrange an opportunity to see that myself some time.

    Rolodave, thank you for the horribly awfully terribly fattening delicious Danish Kringle. This weekend has not been good for my attempt at losing a lot of surplus weight. Thank you also for bringing the extra table and chairs. I appreciate the help you have offered and will try to take advantage of it.

    Rodb thanks for showing me your hone. Like Randy, I'd like to find out the vendor, though given it's been three years since you got it I'm not sure how great the odds are. It would be a nice addition to my honing lair!

    Padre, you will always remain in my memory as the guy smart enough to come to a meet-up with a list of questions. Also, I'm glad you brought an example of your woodworking skills and hope to spend some time making scales with you some time this summer.

    Gary is not a member here (yet) but maybe that will change soon. I really appreciate the gift of the razor rack. I suspect it will work better than my styrofoam tube racks and it certainly looks a lot better!

    I'd certainly like to thank my wife Sybil. She has put up with me for over 15 years so you guys were pretty easy, but it was still an inconvenience for her that she still was willing to tolerate for my sake.

    Finally, since the original reason for this meet-up was because of my hoping to meet Mainaman, we're just going to have to do it again some time soon!

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