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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Have only been at it since I started learning to shave with a SR about 4 years ago. Just too expensive to keep sending them out to be honed and postage both ways. It's been a long hard climb for a 60 year old but we are getting there.

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    I turn the big Six-O next week. When I started shaving and honing my razors years ago my techniques were quite different. Back then it didn't take much of an edge to mow off those soft "kid" whiskers. Now days those gray ones are like cutting barb wire and I hone more often. Nose hair is a big problem with us old farts too. Sometimes I wish I could get inside my nostrils with a straight so I can breathe again. It would be a lot less painful than pulling them out with a pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benz View Post
    I turn the big Six-O next week. When I started shaving and honing my razors years ago my techniques were quite different. Back then it didn't take much of an edge to mow off those soft "kid" whiskers. Now days those gray ones are like cutting barb wire and I hone more often. Nose hair is a big problem with us old farts too. Sometimes I wish I could get inside my nostrils with a straight so I can breathe again. It would be a lot less painful than pulling them out with a pliers.
    Yup, you know you are old when you can grow hair anywhere it has never grown before but not on your head. Have you ever thought of braiding them?

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    I never thought of braiding it but I think I've pulled enough out in the past 10 years I could have made a nice carpet for my shave den out of it.
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    I hone all of my own straight razors. That's just part of the experience and responsibility of owning a straight razor. My personal opinion is that if you can't hone your own razors, you shouldn't own them. There will come a day when I won't be able to hone my own razors and when that day comes, I'll get rid of my straight razors. It's the natural order of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benz View Post
    I never thought of braiding it but I think I've pulled enough out in the past 10 years I could have made a nice carpet for my shave den out of it.
    Got mine so well trained people think I have a mustache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    I hone all of my own straight razors. That's just part of the experience and responsibility of owning a straight razor. My personal opinion is that if you can't hone your own razors, you shouldn't own them. There will come a day when I won't be able to hone my own razors and when that day comes, I'll get rid of my straight razors. It's the natural order of things.
    I don't hone my own, so your telling ME I shouldn't own them? That's pretty ballsy for a guy who doesn't know me. Tc

    Plus I find it inflamatory and insulting.
    That would be like me saying something about marines, orSan Antonio Texas. But I wouldn't cause how you did things or live ant my affair.
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    I'm learning to hone does that count?
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    Calm down, Tom��
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    Tom?? ����
    Even better advise, " don't impede on a 850# Harley with me aboard, then I don't care what your driving, my 10 takes care of it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterClean View Post
    I'm learning to hone does that count?
    Yes, it does,,,

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