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    Default First post in a long time...

    Been a long time since I have been on here so figured I would jump on and post whatís been going on...

    Started shaving with a straight about a year ago or so and enjoyed it. Had some ups but a lot of downs figured I would step back and got myself a DE to learn pressure and angle (also for the times when I didnít have enough time to use a straight and thatís when I would really get into trouble anyways so figured make it am easier on myself).

    I now have 3 DE razors and 5 Straights and can shave well with all of them. Every now and then the blade reminds me who is boss but itís never anything other than a small weeper so I count that as a win.

    Recently the acquisition bug hit me and I went on a buying spree of soaps, pre and post shave items and while I was at it decided to buy some Hones (figured why not).

    Well the other day after watching hours of YouTube honing videos I decided it was time to try it. So I took out the hones lapped them smooth took out my first straight I purchased (old vintage straight purchased from whipped dog and figured I would give it a go. Started on the 1K, then the 5K, 8K and finished on the 12K. From there hit the strop then shaved...for the first time honing I was happy...definitely need some more work but I was able to get 3 full passes and only 1 small nick.

    What have I learned over this journey so far? Donít rush, if you donít have the time to dedicate to a straight shave then use the DE or skip it for the day. Watch the pressure and blade angle. Good prep and a great lather along with a good moisturizing aftershave should never be overlooked. And above all else have fun with it.

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    Good info, the "Don't Rush!"
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    Welcome back, you have learned a lot in the past year - "Don't rush" and "Have fun"
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    Don’t feel bad, I have been lurking over 3 years ago just created
    New password today to join this wonderfully large group of helpful
    People, not great at messages, maby I’ll improve with time !
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    Welcome back VTshaver and welcome mwnc252! Don't rush and have fun is a fantastic message. Experiment, relax, and enjoy. Oh, and happy new year!!

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    Welcome back.

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    Have a great shave.

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    Welcome back to SRP.
    Great advice for all : Don't Rush!

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    Welcome back and take your time. No need to rush anything when it comes to putting the sharpest things on the planet to your throat.
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTshaver View Post
    What have I learned over this journey so far? Don’t rush, if you don’t have the time to dedicate to a straight shave then use the DE or skip it for the day. Watch the pressure and blade angle. Good prep and a great lather along with a good moisturizing aftershave should never be overlooked. And above all else have fun with it.
    Sounds like you figured it out-welcome back!
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    Glad to be back and happy that I picked up this great hobby of wet shaving.

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