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    Default Northern Vermont - honing sessions anyone?

    Hey fellow (hopeful) Vermonters.

    I am trying to get a small group together with an experienced person who has successfully honed razors before --- anyone in northern VT who would be willing to lead?

    I've watched about every video on youtube and read about every thread here but I still cannot get hairs to pop off the 4k Norton. Can hardly get them to pop off the 8k also ...

    Anyone interested?

    -Ada

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    You want to be aiming to pop hairs off your arm with a 1k. You must not have established a proper bevel.

    Fly me out and I'll demo for ya :P

    Seriously though, good luck with your quest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adampasternak View Post
    Hey fellow (hopeful) Vermonters.

    I am trying to get a small group together with an experienced person who has successfully honed razors before --- anyone in northern VT who would be willing to lead?

    I've watched about every video on youtube and read about every thread here but I still cannot get hairs to pop off the 4k Norton. Can hardly get them to pop off the 8k also ...

    Anyone interested?

    -Ada
    4/8k should be ok when it is new.afte using while it is useless.try natural stones

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    Hey, sorry it's not in response to your post, but I'm a fellow Vermonter! Just wanted to say hey. Any luck finding more Vermonters here?

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    Hey,
    Here's one more Vermonter(transplant) that wants to get in on the action! I'm new and haven't started honing yet, but have most of the equipment I need. Just bought Lynn's DVD and am ready to start!
    If we can't find a honemeister in Vermont, maybe we can get someone in Montreal to come down, or take a field trip up there? I just had two razors honed by Floppyshoes(Dan). Just waiting for them to arrive in the mail now.

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    Philadelph is in Boston. He certainly can get a blade sharp. Maybe you can bribe him to make the trip?

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    Hah, not quite Boston, but close enough. How far is northern Vermont from RI? lol You guys got good a ridiculously nice place for my girlfriend and I to stay at and the same in paid-for high quality meals? Preferably some interesting fare rather than "burgers" or whatever. Oh, and a box of maple sugar candies please.

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    Yeah,
    Philadelph you're like 4 hours away from Burlington, so I doubt you'd want to make that trek. Plus, it sounds like most of us up here are students(or in my case, the spouse of a student), so I don't think our accomodations are up to your high standards!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzibarstar View Post
    Yeah,
    Philadelph you're like 4 hours away from Burlington, so I doubt you'd want to make that trek. Plus, it sounds like most of us up here are students(or in my case, the spouse of a student), so I don't think our accomodations are up to your high standards!!
    Hah! That being said I'm 26 and live in a basement lol.

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    I'm a half Vermonter. I can hone a razor with some confidence, but I'd want to get a few more under my belt before I do any "training". I'd be willing to share what I know and let people use my toys (200/1k Norton, 4/8k Norton, Belgian Blue, Coticule, Pasted strops).

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