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    Nice, I have polished a couple up with sandpaper. It is hard after a while.
    Can you post a pic of the blade orientation on that setup? Is there a certain
    Shape u have to cut the thin part in? Thank you.

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    Thanks for the info! I love the home made tool too!
    As a noobie to straight razor shaving but certainly not with restoration of things or around tools, I am looking at restoring a few of my blades to mirror finishes. I have all of the materials but just in case, I picked up a $5 sheffield with broken scales at a local antique shop to practice on. I am not new to honing either and have and use my Nortons but recently as I got into this, had to make some new additions like making a Dbl sided paddle strop (hard wool felt/balsa - diamond .5 spray/chrom oxide paste .5 respectively) and purchasing a Japanese 12,000 grt water stone, micro mesh up to 12,000 grt, and a nice heirloom artisan strop from Tony Miller! I have greasless compounds from Caswell from 800 up to 12,000 for my buffer BUT....my buffer runs too fast I believe for this kind of work. If I am not mistaken, it would be best to run around 1,100 - 1,500 rpm's. My buffer runs at 3,500 rpm's. I am not new to buffing dangerous items as I have a firearms side business but of course the potential of a blade zinging at 3,500 rpm's is a bit frightening. Caswell makes a nice unit but wondering if you know of anything variable that is less expensive? Sorry for the long winded message - tried to give some background. I have done my reading and watching videos on blade restoration and cant wait to "dig in".

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    Is there any way to update the pictures in the original post?
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    Oh I can't wait to finally own my first cut throat. That will be truly an amazing milestone for my life. Also excited to jump feet first making my own creation. I love a challenge, the ever sweet taste of accomplishment that can be felt after many failed attempts to then create perfect art.

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