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    Hello,

    I have been shaving with a straight razor for about two months now and loving it. My right hand technique is not bad the left well.... still working on it. Thus I have a smooth left side and a slightly cut and rough right side, guess I am a work in progress. Besides the joy of the ritual shave I have found the idea of finding old razors and restoring them to be very intriguing. I have found a couple of nice razors recently which I have sent to Classic Edge to be sharpened but I am hoping I will soon be able to restore these myself. I looked through the restoration section on this site but as with most things those that can do it make it look easy. I have tried to hone one of my razors on a quick sharp honing stone but had no success I am hoping I can make this work at some point. I am glad SRP is here providing a place where those of us who have seen the light in the old ways can share ideas and information making the world a better place to shave in.

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    Welcome to the family. If changing hands is a problem just stay with your dominant hand. Just make sure you stretch the skin.
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    Hello, welcome to SRP.
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    Hello and welcome to SRP.
    Sounds like you're well on your way into the world of straight razor shaving.
    Enjoy your time here on the forum and have fun.

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    I started just using my dominant hand but after reading posts etc there seemed to be a consensus that changing hands was the best way to go about this. It's coming along, to be honest I get as close as an electric shave so its not noticeable to the public just to me and my wife lol. Besides the excitement of getting through a shave without blood is really an incentive at this point. Thanks for the welcome I really enjoy this site and am glad its here for us to share.

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    Welcome to SRP Dave !!!!

    A lot of great folks and info here, check out the library
    Do what's comfortable with your hands. Yes using both is easier to many of us here, but it takes practice. Remember just shave the lather, no pressure.
    We're here to help

    Enjoy and have fun!!
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    To save loosing more blood try practicing with a butter knife....................
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    Welcome to SRP.

    If you're able to achieve marginal results with your off hand, that's great. Keep at it and in no time it'll be second nature. Try doing all the easy stuff with the left hand and the hard stuff with the right.

    One trick that I used was to make my lather in a bowl, using my off hand. It felt clumsy as hell, but soon felt natural. As an added bonus, it involved no blood loss!

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    Hi and welcome aboard. You mentioned using a quick sharp stone. I take it that it's a knife stone so will likely only do the very basics for a razor and you will need higher grit stones to complete honing a razor.

    Check out the library lots of info including honing and what is needed
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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