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    thanks to some very nice members (jaswarb) i got a great shave today!

    i understand what the shave should be like from a nicely honed and stropped razor should feel like. he sent me a torrey that he honed and i put it to the canvas and leather strops i have and lathered up.

    the whiskers melted off. i only have a teensy bit of burn from some some tricky spots but i think that is from my techniqe. over all it was great.

    i have been reading the JaNorton thread and i have been working on lapping my 4k/8k stone.

    i bought i peice of tile that is nice flat and polished. i used that and some 220 grit wet sand paper to check the Norton Flattening stone. i think its good.

    i am a little concerned about the 4k. i seem to have a corner and one teeny portion of one side (about 1/8th inch wide and about 1 1/2 inches long) that just dont want to get hit by the flattening stone. the rest is super smooth.

    i started working on the 8k but that will take some more work. the center is smoothing out but i think will take some time. i am not using any pressure just the weight of the stone. i have a plastic tub to submerge the NFS. should i have the NFS on bottom or the 4k/8k.

    well i cant think of to much more at the moment.

    thanks
    jeb
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    Nice !!!

    The 4k Norton can be a PITA the first time especially those corners, they just take awhile to even out, honestly once you have a smooth surface to hone on you can just move forward and just let the corners catch up later on.. Just be mindful that they are a bit off... The side needs to be brought too even and chamfered a tiny bit

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    I don't think it matters which is on top as long as they are rubbing together.

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    cool. when i get the rest of the 8k lapped then i will begin on one of your razors and the new dovo that i have. i am going to try to follow the suggestions on the JaNorton thread. i will try the circles and x-patterns first. then move on from there.

    i think i will be working on the 8k for a bit to get it lapped. that sucker is slow going.

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    i think my torrey was in a bad mood today. it bit me many times.

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    Like pets they must be handled daily and kept fed or they can be cranky.

    Did you get weepers? or real cuts? too much pressure or getting the angle up to scraping altitude?
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    just a few nicks. i am figuring out about using only a portion of the razor as opposed to the whole thing in and around the nose. i got a good one by my nose when i was trying to get my lip.

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