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    Default Progressive Straight Razor Honing Clinic 9 Part Video Series

    Here is my 9 part honing series on Youtube. I need to give a huge thank you to all the people who attended the clinic and made this possible. Special thanks go to Jerad (Nickelking) for bringing his video camera and taping the long clinic; and to Tony (Richardhead) for handling all the format conversions, editing, and posting. As I have said before, there are many different ways to hone a razor (everyone probably has a slightly different approach) but my goal with this video series is to teach you what I consider the fundamentals so that you can have an easier time developing your own style. With proper instruction and practice everyone (except the few with significant disabilities) can put a great shaving edge on their razors and I hope that these videos can make the initial learning curve easier.

    Due to the time constraints (not everyone could stay for a couple of days) I was not able to cover every topic. If a specific question comes to mind please feel free to ask the question in the form of a post in this thread (you can also send me a pm). You probably are not the only ones with that question and hopefully the further responses can benefit you as well as others. Depending on the response to this series I might decide to make a more “professionally produced” video in the future but I would need the assistance of people with video taping and producing skills. Hopefully the quality of these videos are good enough but if there is a fairly large demand for this series on DVD then I would be willing to make a run and sell them for a low price. I hope that you enjoy the videos and welcome any constructive criticism, feedback, questions, and/or comments.

    David Polan (heavydutysg135)


    Part 1: Introduction, Overview, and Stone Selection


    Part 2: Technique and Bevel/Edge Setting Theory

    Part 3: Sharpness Tests (TPT, TNT, HHT)

    Part 4: Setting the Bevel

    Part 5: Polishing Theory and Stage 1 Polishing

    Part 6: Stage 2 Polishing


    Part 7: Double Bevel Theory


    Part 8: Permanent Marker Test for Double Bevel, Rolling Hone Stroke for Smile


    Part 9: Rolling Hone Stroke for Warped Razor and Q&A
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    FWIW The razor honed in the video was Matt's (Mvforza) Goldbug. When we were done honing it there was very little hone wear and Matt told me that it was his best shaving 5/8 razor after he tested it a few days later.

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    Cool, I got to post the first reply:

    David....................thank you thank you thank you! I only had a chance to sneak a quick peek at work, but I love what I've seen so far. You've done a huge service. Thanks Jerad for the camera work and all the other guys who attended.

    This is great.

    Chris L
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    David:
    Great job, this will be very helpful to newbies like myself, as well as more experienced people.

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    I'll be rewatching it later today now that I can focus a bit more on the subject matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickelking View Post
    I'll be rewatching it later today now that I can focus a bit more on the subject matter
    Haha, thanks again for taping these Jerad. I can't believe that you were able to hold the camera so straight for so long

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    Thanks so much for making and posting this David . This is what noobs like myself pray for. Ive watched the first three and they're great. Gonna watch the rest now, just wanted to get in early with some .

    Thanks again
    Leon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leofric View Post
    Thanks so much for making and posting this David . This is what noobs like myself pray for. Ive watched the first three and they're great. Gonna watch the rest now, just wanted to get in early with some .

    Thanks again
    Leon
    I am very glad that you are enjoying the videos Leon, and hope that the information helps you in your honing journey.

    David.

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    Thank you David. Very informative. I'm currently working on a Bengall with a slight smile and perhaps a very slight warp. The rolling hone stroke part was helpful.

    Jordan

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    You can talk about it all day long, but until you can get your hands on it, its just talk. Now people can see.Always wanted to see what the fuss was concerning some of these stones. Now I know.You've done a lot of people a world of good. Great job!!

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