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  1. Vending for Fun and....Well, Just Fun.

    by , 08-07-2011 at 11:34 AM (JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops)
    I have this little marker next to my name here that says "Vendor." That means I regularly sell things related to shaving, to people who read this (and many other) forum(s). Mostly strops, but also razors.

    Now, it may be hard to believe (especially for those buying the products) but I don't really do it for money. I have a good-paying job, and so does my wife--between us, we're comfortable enough. The profit is for Kanayama, anyway; it's their sole source of income, these ...

    Updated 08-07-2011 at 11:38 AM by JimR

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  2. First full restoration - Rodgers 5/8" hollow in blond horn

    by , 07-29-2011 at 09:05 AM
    Hey folks,

    So I've been getting more into restorations recently and have hand sanded up a few blades now, and made some scales. I finally got some time to assemble this one this weekend and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out..!

    The blade was rusted and pitted to anything when I got it (no before pics stupidly.. I'll remember next time) so I hand sanded it from 120 grit sandpaper through 240, 400, 600 and 1200 then onto 1800, 3600, 6000 and 12000 grit micromesh ...
  3. Wosty Pipe Restore - Black Horn and Faux Ivory Wedge

    by , 07-29-2011 at 08:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stubear View Post
    Hi folks,

    Heres another restore that I just finished today.

    The blade is a 5/8" hollow ground that I cleaned up with sandpaper and micromesh and rescaled in black horn. The wedge is faux ivory and the pins are double stacked nickel and brass with brass rod.

    I'm really happy with the way this one turned out and to top it all off she was a joy to hone! I'm really looking forward to test shaving this one tomorrow.

    Hope you like it!
  4. Back in Time

    by , 07-27-2011 at 12:17 AM
    Itís Saturday morning at the Little bigspendurs house and itís hot as blazes outside and there are no fans or air conditioners. So Pa, gets me up early and says weíre goin for a haircut. So we leave the apartment and make the trek one block down Manor Avenue and there ahead on Westchester Avenue on the right like the opening gates to heaven is the entrance to Andyís Barber Shop. As we approach you can hear the rumble and clanging of the elevated train going by above us. Thereís that moving, lite-up ...
  5. Lapping Question

    by , 07-25-2011 at 03:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
    Thanks to all for the reassurance and excellent advice! Had a go today, and i very highly recommend the DMT 325 (DC8) which performed exceptionally as a lapper, making quick work on the Chosera 1k, and Naniwa 5, 8, and 12k. Probably spent an hour total on all four. Now on to the fun part...learning to hone!
    You have a great set of stones to learn off of. Hopefully you can find someone relatively close to you so that they could teach you the basics. Best of luck and if I can help don't ...