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    Default New guy, soon to have a new obsession

    Well let me start out with, I know nothing about straight razors and I have never used a straight razor.


    On that note I actually just bought an old ERN crown & sword off egay and my father has a couple old SR's passed down from his father that I've always just thought were cool.

    I bought the crown and sword because it was cheap and I needed something to practice on without touching the SR's that have a ton of sentimental value. Then I read on here that they are apparently not junk?

    I hope to learn the proper way to take care of and restore SR's(and to properly shave with one). I definitely want to learn how to do the pinning because I read it's an odd trade and I absolutely love the challenge of learning to do something with my hands.

    About me - I'm 26 and mechanically inclined, slowly getting in to working with wood (I always said if I truly had a choice I would have been a carpenter). I also enjoy car audio (but i'm not the annoying boom boom kid), bacteria, anything outdoors (camping hiking kayaking or anything else you can suggest) and love knives and guns and bears oh my!

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    Smile Welcome, vladd

    Pinning is nothing. Work on your honing if you want to adopt a dying art. You'll also be able to keep your razors in good trim so it'll come in handier than just repinning which any monkey hack, even I, could do.

    Anyhow, dig it!

    X

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    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the madness! If you have any other hobby, it may suffer for a while while learning and digging into everything that is around here about and for straight razors. Make sure that you take the time to read the wiki, there is a tremendous amount of information there as well as in the forum it's self. When all is said and done, learn, enjoy and play!

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    Welcome to SRP,

    And thanks for the introduction. That Ern may well turn into a good razor - got any pictures?

    As was said already, do take a look at the Wiki., especially the beginners's guide (see signature) and maybe the restoration section. Then head over to the workshop forum, there is lots and lots to be learnt.

    Enjoy your stay, and keep us posted.

    Regards,
    Robin

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    Default Welcome to SRP!

    Welcome to SRP! You've come to the right place for the most extensive knowlege and experience in the world of SR shaving! I hope you have as great an experience as I've had in SRP and shaving with a str8.

    Please read the "Beginners guide" Straight Razor Place Wiki:Books/Beginners Guide - Straight Razor Place Wiki and also the "First striaght razor shave" First straight razor shave - Straight Razor Place Wiki . Both are located in the Wiki (the button located at the top of this page). Especially, read the "First straight razor shave" before you attempt your first shave. Pay close attention to the part about starting out slow and recommending you don't try to shave your whole face on your first attemp. A bad experience on your first attempt may steer you away from sticking with it.

    I've always been the kind of person that learns all I can about something before I do it and let me tell you, starting out slow and only trying one section at a time worked wonders for me. I have yet to cut my self other than the normal nick from shaving with any kind of razor. I've read so many posts on here from newbies that try to grab the bull by the horns and have a bad experience the first time.

    I think all of us who get into SR shaving are rebels in one way or another. LOL! Good luck and happy shaving

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    Wow well I've read through the wiki, and I have to say that I feel a lot better about trying to learn to shave. My intention with the ebay SR was to restore it and I definitely plan on honing my blades. Before reading the wiki I figured I would be a long long way away from a blade touching my face but now it looks like I will be in the market for a good beginner's shave ready SR soon.

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to SRP !!!

    The obsession with restoring the razors is well suited to your screen name choice... (only the more senior members will understand that)

    Check out the Workshop forum and please join us on Tuesdays in the chat room for the Restoration Chat at 8pm Eastern time...

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    Welcome to SRP! Enjoy, and good luck with your addictions.

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