Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34
Like Tree8Likes

Thread: Strop wears out?

  1. #21
    The Great & Powerful Oz onimaru55's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    13,952
    Thanked: 3304

    Default

    Of course your strokes are flat on the hone ?

    What is your 'test' ~ Is it a shave or other test ?
    Last edited by onimaru55; 07-02-2013 at 11:05 AM.
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

  2. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    49
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Yes, they are flat on the hone. I try the wet thumbnail, sometimes just feel the edge on my thumb, and sometimes shave for the test.

  3. #23
    Scheerlijk Laurens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Posts
    1,184
    Thanked: 164

    Default

    To me, it sounds like a convex edge that needs some hard work to set a new bevel. Also, using your thumbnail will slightly dull the edge, so I would recommend keeping away from that test.

    What is your coarsest hone? Or do you have a hone with a slurry stone?
    onimaru55 likes this.

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    49
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    I have a grey stone which cannot be used with water or oil. I suspect that this is my coarsest hone.

  5. #25
    Scheerlijk Laurens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Posts
    1,184
    Thanked: 164

    Default

    While I have never heard of such a stone, maybe if you post a picture, the hone gurus can tell you more about it! Before you go, a warning: a too coarse hone may ruin your blade, so it's best to get some more info about it first.

    Just to clarify my previous post: as you mentioned having to do your honing again and again, I think the problem should be solved at a lower grit range than you are using now.

  6. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    49
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    I think I need an education as to hones!

  7. #27
    Scheerlijk Laurens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Posts
    1,184
    Thanked: 164

    Default

    Then there's a lot to learn When you get the chance, take some pictures of your gear and post them in the Hones forum to get information on them. That should get you started.

    Other than that, there's a lot of information found on this forum. Search for "one stone honing" by gssixgun and Lynn, you may be able to make do with just your finest hone and a slurry stone.

    One last thing you could try is adding a single layer of tape to the spine while honing (no need during stropping due to the strop's flexibility). The tape increases the honing angle by a tiny bit, focussing all the pressure on the very tip of the edge. It may be worth a try! Keep in mind: once you tape a razor, you'll have to tape it every time you hone, or set a new bevel to reset the increased angle.

  8. #28
    This is not my actual head. HNSB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Middle of nowhere, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,612
    Thanked: 1367
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    If the bevel was convexed it wouldn't improve off of the barber hone until it was fixed.
    I think a second razor would be useful in troubleshooting this.

    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

  9. #29
    The Great & Powerful Oz onimaru55's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    13,952
    Thanked: 3304

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HNSB View Post
    If the bevel was convexed it wouldn't improve off of the barber hone until it was fixed.
    I think a second razor would be useful in troubleshooting this.
    It may improve if the stone is dished enough to match the bevel. My gut feeling is bevel problem but that's the best I can offer with the info at hand.
    cudarunner likes this.
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

  10. #30
    Senior Moderator JimmyHAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    32,563
    Thanked: 11021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    It may improve if the stone is dished enough to match the bevel. My gut feeling is bevel problem but that's the best I can offer with the info at hand.
    Well if I understand the OP correctly, 25 years of shaving with the same razor is a pretty good run.
    cudarunner likes this.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •