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    Default Bevel set to finish!

    I picked this Olean cut co. razor off eBay for $10. It was beaten up quite a bit so I figured I would use it for honing practice. Thanks to the stickies and posts I've been reading here, I was able to hone it from being a butter knife to shave ready for me. It's my first razor I've honed myself and it worked great. I feel much more confident about razor upkeep now. Thanks a bunch SRP.Name:  IMG_1268.jpg
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    Congratulations! Well done...it's a great feeling to shave with something you made ready yourself
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    Nice! One thing to keep in your mind when honing is that all the critical stuff happens early on. The bevel set is the foundation of your edge. A perfect apex from toe to heel and then progressively polish. It sounds like you are off to a great start. I like your choice of razors to start with too. I believe a top quality but inexpensive razor without geometry issues is the way to go.
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    Good for you. Feels good don't it! Don't get frustrated if the next one isn't so easy as each blade may be a little different. Keep on keeping on!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mglindo View Post
    Good for you. Feels good don't it! Don't get frustrated if the next one isn't so easy as each blade may be a little different. Keep on keeping on!


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    You can say that again! I got one thats is making me pull my hair out. And I dont have much hair to loose. Ha.
    Congrads and keep up the good work!
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    Congratulations on your first razor honing.
    There's nothing like the feeling you get from the first successful shave you have with the first razor you honed.
    It's a straight razor shaving milestone that happens only once and something to be very proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I like your choice of razors to start with too. I believe a top quality but inexpensive razor without geometry issues is the way to go.
    Without a doubt, the right path to success in honing for a beginner honer.
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    Congrats, on your first honing experience. Sure it will lead to more.
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    Way to go, sir. Successfully completing a full honing of a razor for the first time is quite a feeling of accomplishment, and then you just want to keep on honin'!
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    Well done!
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