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    I have a 20X loupe and ordered a 30X from Widget Supply yesterday.
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    How can I find out about meets in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz View Post
    I have a 20X loupe and ordered a 30X from Widget Supply yesterday.
    With a loupe you should be able to see completely if you are reaching the edge or not. Sharpie on the bevel works well also, really gives a good visual as to if you are all the way to the edge or not.
    Nothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz View Post
    I am running out of arm hair as I have gotten older my hair has gotten sparser. Some razors pass the thumb test and the arm hair test and still don't do well on the face. I have taken these back to the 1000 grit stone and done 10 - 20 x strokes then on through the progression and they are fine. Is there a better way?
    My poor left arm looks like it needs Rogaine lol!!

    It sounds like they weren't completely set on the 1k, for me once it seems to cut pretty well on the 1k I do 15-20 more laps just to make sure. Everything above 1k is more or less polishing and removing the saw tooth pattern on the apex of the bevel until you get to 8k+ level hones where the saw tooth pattern is virtually non existent
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome,

    Is your thumb pad test the same as mine? You have to calibrate the test for yourself with practice.

    It is hard to explain this stuff over the internet.

    I am not recommending to be brazen but if you are afraid of cuts it could very well be your technique of shaving not sharpening.
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    Hi and welcome aboard. You will learn to calibate your tests with practice. Like most things shaving takes a while to get it. Good luck
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    Hi boz, welcome to SRP.

    I gotta ask, how long have you been honing. Its something that takes time to master, probably more so than shaving.

    you might look in the library for the local help, or check the, meetings and get togethers section, for some one on one help. It makes a big difference .!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boz View Post
    How can I find out about meets in the area?
    Keep an eye out here;Get Togethers and Meetings I'm actually in Lafayette. I suppose I should change my location.
    See my razors at bluesmanblades.com

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    There are a few honing videos on youtube that work good. I would advise watching Lynn Abrams . He is who thought me to hone. As far as hones go I talked to a lot of folks and in that process I found out that lynn was one of the very best at honing and I found out that he uses the naniwa super stones a lot. the 1K for bevel set then the 5K and 8K. the finisher was the 12K . A little more than a year ago he introduced me to the 20K Suhiro. That pretty much ruined me. Had to have one. (the rabbit hole is getting deep) If you watch his video and do every thing you can to copy him when honing I think you'll get pretty good. Oh and welcome to the insanity.
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