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    I have spent the past 15, 16, 17 some odd years of my life perpetually dissatisfied with a myriad of disposable and electric razors. I've tried nearly every product that Gillette makes, a number of rather expensive electric paperweights branded as shavers, and even the Grizzly Adams approach. I have lived the past 10 years or so thinking that a Sensor Excel was about as good as it gets, but for a year or two I have had that voice in the back of my mind. After reading through this forum for a number of weeks, I finally took the leap and placed an order with Straight Razor Designs. Needless to say I also put a few other purchases on the credit card. Within a week or so I should be getting a DOVO Ebony Silver Steel 5/8 with a strop, a set of Norton stones, a Chinese 12k and a few used Ebay jobs that I intend on cleaning up and giving away as gifts.

    With that said, I usually just lurk on forums, not registering, as I generally find them to be a cesspool of idiots arguing with morons, but I would really like to congratulate the members of SRP. This is really one of the few places that I see civility and a wealth of good information.

    I figured that I would register to first say thank you to all that I have silently learned from and also introduce myself. It is much talked about, and I hope to finally venture into the mysterious world of a quality and pleasurable shaving; as soon as USPS and the like make it to my door.

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    Welcome to SRP. Good call joining. This place is a wealth of info. I like you, was disgusted with the disposable blades. For years I used a brush and mug, and the straight razor just seemed logical. We have so many members, with talent in different areas, It's like one stop shopping. Check out the WIKI and if you go to You tube, check out Mantic's video's on shaving, Entertaining, and informative. Right off the bat, you made an excellent choice going to SRD's. Both Lynn and Don are str8 razor user's, so your going to get quality stuff, and good advice.
    Take it slow at first, There's a learning curve when it comes to straight razors. Pay attention to your angle, make sure you stretch your skin, and make sure you do a good beard prep....If you have any questions, just ask.....

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    Welcome.

    Be sure to check out some of the links in my signature Some good info that will help you on your first shave.

    Oh.. And try not to do too much at once Trying to learn to hone, ebay blades no less, while learning to shave is no easy feat.

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    Welcome to SRP and congrats on doing the homework yourself. I have a feeling you are going to be a quick study when it comes to the learning curve.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Welcome to SRP. You did your homework well and purchased you new Dovo from a very good source. It will come honed by the master himself!

    I'm sure you already know this but for the sake of all other newbies, keep your Nortons away from your new Dovo until you are able to hone up your eBay jobs to a similar level.

    Read up on lapping your new hones and start with your C12k using wet/dry sandpaper. It will take the longest time to get flat. If you are using a lapping plate similar to the Norton lapping plate, a course stone, be sure to lap it before lapping your hones. If you are using a diamond plate for lapping I would keep the C12k off it as it will damage the diamond plate.

    Good luck and enjoy your visits with us! I look forward to reading your future posts.
    “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” (A. Einstein)

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    Well, the DOVO and strop arrived today. I got the 12k stone and a Bismarck razor from EBay yesterday. There seems to be a hold up with the Norton kit and prep stone that I ordered from Peachtree.

    I am anxious to try my hand at working on one of the used razors I got off EBay. I would like to sit down and write out my plan that I have developed off of a number of threads on this forum, in regards to amateur restoration, and see if it seems acceptable. I will try and get around to that in a few days.

    More importantly, I am fixing to try and avoid cutting off an ear here in a few. We will see how that goes. I am fairly confident, and I live a mile or so from a hospital if it goes really bad. Anywho, wish me luck.

    Thanks to all the replys that I got on here, and to all of the members that I have learned from.

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    Ummm Bacon, indeed....

    Welcome to SRP, and a better side of shaving. Good luck, and enjoy your shaves!

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