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    A slurry on the yellow lake will help speed it up a bit. Good luck
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    Hones used for knives are not always flat. Be sure to lap your hones before you use them for sharpening a straight razor. Checking to see how well you can hone using a GD may not be anything more than an exercise in futility. If you want to learn to hone start with a nice razor and learn the gymnastics later when you want a challenge. Good luck. I hope you can get it going without much problems. Honing is fulfilling and I enjoy it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Hones used for knives are not always flat. Be sure to lap your hones before you use them for sharpening a straight razor. Checking to see how well you can hone using a GD may not be anything more than an exercise in futility. If you want to learn to hone start with a nice razor and learn the gymnastics later when you want a challenge. Good luck. I hope you can get it going without much problems. Honing is fulfilling and I enjoy it a lot.
    Thanks for the info about the hones for knives...I ll make sure it is flat.

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    Not trying to be a Debbie downer but you will struggle immensely with that GD. I spent near 40 hours, modifying, grinding and then finally all the hours later honing it. Not a task I would have undertook even 4 months ago. I have thrown 3 GD's into a lake in frustration. I finally nailed one so I'd put it away until you're a little more experienced but at 3 bucks a piece give'r. Just don't be disappointed when it kicks your butt and still shaves like crap. A well needed good luck.

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    You could have saved those 3 Gold Dollars to fillet the fish from that lake,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    You could have saved those 3 Gold Dollars to fillet the fish from that lake,,,
    Trust me it wouldn't have made it. I tried cutting a peach with my GD before I honed it. Let's just say it was a bad experience... Some things are best left at the bottom of a lake. Bodies, old tires, GD 66's..

    Dang I was saving my 500th post for something special..
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    Do you think I could get close to a shave ready with the 4000 and the 12000 grit stones?

    No.

    I experienced hand, possibly…

    If the stones are natural stones they cannot be grit rated and will make your learning to hone more problematic, because the grit is unknown. If you can find a low grit set the bevel on it and polishes on progressively higher grits. If your Yellow Lake is most probably not 12k and you will need a high grit finisher.

    Read the first 3 threads in the honing forum and watch the honing videos in the Library.

    You are doing everything this forum advises not to do to learn to hone. If you have an experienced friend, have him give you some hands on instruction, with his equipment.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks for all the feed back

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