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    Ok, mostly for my protege shampoo, but also for anyone else who is interested. Goes along with my shaving tutorial videos:

    honing part 1:


    honing part 2:


    stropping:



    let me know if there are questions or comments. I may do a lathering vid if there's time tomorrow, I have hockey tickets and am swamped tonight :-P

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    Not much feedback on this threadd. I think it's because we already said how great your other vodeos were as well.

    I watched the strop video. Your commentary is always right on. Thanks.

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    thanks seraphim. is there any interest in a lathering video? (would contain instructions for uber-lather, soaps vs creams, how to use a scuttle, travel-safe lathering equipment, etc.)

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    Good videos!!

    I'm glad someone found a place in a progression for the Col. Conk hone so many shops sell noobs who don't know better.

    For reference what was the total honing time for that razor.





    By the way why EXACTLY was the candle right behind you lit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    For reference what was the total honing time for that razor.

    By the way why EXACTLY was the candle right behind you lit?
    1. total video time + 4-5 extra minutes on the 8000 grit. but note that the razor was in very good shape, it only needed a touch up.
    2. a. i am a pyromaniac
    b. it smells nice

    i always have a scented candle going when i shave, it adds to the relaxation.

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    I figured it was a lunch burrito or something as thats why I often have a candle lit in my john.

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    Great vids!Thanks!


    //Victor

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    Neat videos! I like the vertical strop. Mine is horizontal at elbow height. That might make it easier to use a light touch (since no weight bears down on the strop).

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    Jockeys,

    those are great tutorials, especially the honing parts.
    I second the two layers of tape for 5/8 and 6/8 to create the double bevel.
    For wider blades, I add one layer more.
    (Nice knife, BTW)
    I like that you use less "typical" hones, and that you manage to get obviously great results without all those costly ponds and hone fixtures I've seen on so many Youtube vids.

    Regarding the stropping lesson, I have a question. Do you strop on the CrO before every shave? Not meant to criticize, I'm just wondering.

    A think Shampoo 's lucky with such a devoted honing mentor.

    Best regards,
    Bart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart View Post
    Jockeys,

    Regarding the stropping lesson, I have a question. Do you strop on the CrO before every shave? Not meant to criticize, I'm just wondering.

    Best regards,
    Bart.
    no. only as a final stage of honing. usually i strop on linen, then leather. CrO only if i've been using the swaty

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