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    A bit new to the hones but...
    From the hone I wash with water and dry, Synthetic stones I'll go to a cr0x 0.3 strop for 30 laps. If Natural stone then no cr0x. Cloth 30 laps and leather 120 laps. I count to 30 a few times. If its not as nice as I think it should be and I don't see an issue on the edge with the loupe, I might do another 120 laps on leather.
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    Off the hones, I go to linen, then progressively Latigo, Roo then Neil Miller fast leather. 50 or so on the linen, then no less than 100 on each of the leathers.
    This is done on the Lipshaw and produces a very smooth edge
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    My name is Shaun and I am an excessive stropper.
    Well not any more excessive than some of the others in this thread. My current routine is quite simple. !00ish on Hemp, 200ish on fine linen, 200ish on leather.
    I used to got with cerium pasted felt, leaded leather, fabric and then leather, and that achieved some great results too. I vary my routine slightly but my current kick is the progressive fabric and leather. Stropping after the hones is as important as what finish hone to choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    My name is Shaun and I am an excessive stropper.
    Well not any more excessive than some of the others in this thread. My current routine is quite simple. !00ish on Hemp, 200ish on fine linen, 200ish on leather.
    I used to got with cerium pasted felt, leaded leather, fabric and then leather, and that achieved some great results too. I vary my routine slightly but my current kick is the progressive fabric and leather. Stropping after the hones is as important as what finish hone to choose.
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    My routine lately after the hones is 25/50-75 on linen/leather and then shave, I do have a paddle pasted with .5 CrOx and .25 diamond spray but don't use it much.
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    Wow rez. That is a lot of stropping. My arm might get tired before i got finished with your routine. Looks like i need a few more strops.
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    Typically after a full honing:

    5 laps on CrOx on leather paddle, 5 laps on 50K diamond spray on leather paddle, 5 laps on 100K diamond spray on leather paddle, 5 laps on 200K diamond spray on leather paddle, then 100 laps on Heirloom horsehide. I like really shiny, crisp, Feather-like edges.

    Touch ups are 5 laps on 200K diamond spray on hard felt then 60-80 on horsehide.

    If that doesn't bring it back to where I want it, a 5 - 6 lap touch-up on my translucent arkie 'barber hone' by the sink, 40 on the linen, 60-80 on the horsehide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack34 View Post
    Welcome Shaun. The first step toward wellness is always admitting the problem...
    Oh dude, it is not the problem, stropping is the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Oh dude, it is not the problem, stropping is the solution.
    Absolutely!
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    Progressive.. 30 to 50 on each..

    -1950 Linen Fire Hose
    -1970 Linen Fire Hose
    -SRD Steerhide
    -SRD Roo
    -Tony Miller Fast Bridal
    -60000 Kanayama
    -Crox on balsa
    -Feox on balsa
    -Palm Strop

    ... shave!

    This is with a known finishing stone. When i was learning the finishing stones i have i would only do about 10 laps on a secondary component then 20 on leather and that's it..
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