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by Gssixgun
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: W&B Vintage Restore
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

W&B Vintage Restore

OMG I remembered a before pic http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg296/gssixgun/BeforeW_B.jpg This one came down from Canada for a restore, pretty straight forward except I got sidetracked for 2 days after the initial 220 grit sanding on the scales and left them soaking in Neatsfoot oil for that tim...
by Gssixgun
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Jumping BACK into straights
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Good to hear,,, Craig can hone and you will have a great edge...

There were some B&B brand blades being sold on the auction sites that shall we say were more razor shaped objects rather than real razors :)
by Gssixgun
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Jumping BACK into straights
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

When you say B&B do you mean the Forum, as in a shave ready razor from an enthusiast over there, or is this a B&B brand razor ????
by Gssixgun
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Double Honing
Replies: 27
Views: 8037

Back in late 07 or early 08 Poona one of the guys from Ireland and a Honemiester on that side of the pond and I stumbled on a interesting phenomena at about the same time... Making almost the same mistake as Dr.Moss only with pasted stropping, we both found that after the final stropping and test sh...
by Gssixgun
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Stropping taking "away" and edge?
Replies: 14
Views: 4560

What the DE does with coatings, the Straight Razor shaver does with a strop... Honing only gets you part of the way there, "Stropping really is King" when it comes to how that edge feels on the face.. If you are not Burnishing in the edge with your stropping then you are never going to get that best...
by Gssixgun
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: How do you fix a Cracked Blade???
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

How do you fix a Cracked Blade???

Well I am not sure how you do it, but this is how I do it Take one 8/8 George Savage Hollow grind, just a true olé beauty... http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg296/gssixgun/SavageBefore.jpg But hidden deep in the patina is a crack, if you look close in this before pic you can barely make it out.. ...
by Gssixgun
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Sheffield Quintuplets !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Beautiful! (I've never heard of 3M Tri-M-Ite before. Looks a little pricey.) The 3M works almost as well as the Micromesh You get 2 sheets of each grit for the $12 which would be about 8 sheets of Micromesh sized paper of each grit so cost wise it is a bit better.. Now length of use ???? The Microm...
by Gssixgun
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Sheffield Quintuplets !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

The Sheffield Quintuplets !!

This thread is going to build up to five Sheffielders over the next few days, all these will be heading home to my good friend Alan... Number 1 is a Full Vintage Restore Wade & Butcher For Barber's Use 7/8 The razor was completely broken down, and polished to a near perfect mirror finish, the old Bu...
by Gssixgun
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Hess Forty-Four
Replies: 21
Views: 6970

Your enthusiasm is forgiven :D

I still haven't found a smoother SS razor than the Hess 44, the Sears/Sta-Sharps come close but not quite... at least IMHO..
by Gssixgun
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Annual - Pacific & Inland NW / Western Canada - Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 472

2nd Annual - Pacific & Inland NW / Western Canada - Meet

The 2nd Annual NW Meet up is getting close Well Gents time to start getting this all together... Date: Sunday September 25th Time: 12 Noon - until Place: Spokane WA. Sushi.com all the info and directions are on their site.. http://www.mainsushi.com/home Cost: Whatever you eat, drink and tip at the r...
by Gssixgun
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New Chocera Steel Eaters
Replies: 15
Views: 3040

so Naniwas DO absorb water and you need to soak? Yes, No, Maybe... You want to be very careful how you word that, and what you are doing, soaking is the wrong word as "soaking" a Naniwa SS might leave you with a pile of mud... It says specifically NOT to soak them... BUT The Naniwa SS do expand and...
by Gssixgun
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New Chocera Steel Eaters
Replies: 15
Views: 3040

Hint: 10 minutes will eliminate most of of your problems, either spray the Naniwa SS and wait 10 minutes or soak 10 minutes... Then do about 5 figure 8's with a DMT 325 and yer good to go,, just do the 5 figure 8's as you start each razor and lapping is a thing of the past,, This allows the stone to...
by Gssixgun
Fri May 20, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Touchup/Re-sharpening of a Razor
Replies: 21
Views: 6160

Pressure is one of the hardest things to describe for honing because everyone keeps saying Light or Blade Weight...

Use just enough pressure to keep the edge even and evenly in contact with the hone during the stroke and no less :) for finishing stroke...
by Gssixgun
Wed May 04, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Full custom set in Abalone Acrylic
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Full custom set in Abalone Acrylic

This one is all mine, and it has taken a few people to put it all together... First came the razor, the blade is from my friend Butch Harner, he went though a ton of careful work to hollow it out for me, this a 7/8 Patterned Damacus steel... I took the blade and fashoined some custom Abalone acrylic...
by Gssixgun
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The 5 hone set - notes from the journal
Replies: 26
Views: 16825

:) the Tape/No Tape topic has been hashed and re-hashed so often it make my eyes hurt... Here are some numbers we compiled, these are real bevel angles, not theory or "I thinks" Real razors measure angles from 13 degrees to 24 degrees, and everyone of those razors was a shaver... The average angle w...
by Gssixgun
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The 5 hone set - notes from the journal
Replies: 26
Views: 16825

One thing I have learned over and over and over again, so many times it has basically become my personal honing Mantra because if I follow it, the edge works 100% of the time... Bevel, Bevel, Bevel, honing really is all about the bevel, once the bevel is set correctly, everything else is just icing ...
by Gssixgun
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strop after Honing
Replies: 18
Views: 5279

Image


The left is Cerium Oxide (CeOx).30 / 99.99% pure super white
The right is Chromium Oxide (CrOx) .50 / 99% pure

the Cerium is much softer IMHO


Those are 24 x 2.75 inch leather bench strops
by Gssixgun
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strop after Honing
Replies: 18
Views: 5279

I use mostly Cerium Oxide on leather after honing 12 laps but it does not really sharpen, it pretty much just smooths.. I sometimes hit 8 laps Chromium then 12 laps Cerium but not often, followed by 50/100 linen/leather... I believe this about pastes, there are very very few edges, that cannot be im...
by Gssixgun
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Videos !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2800

Dominic, First off we have a SR meet up in Denver in July I will be there just like last year, and I will show you all the them in person hehehe But until then, I use 2 different X strokes in those vids one is exactly as you described and is used in that Vid of a smiling edge called a Swooping Strok...
by Gssixgun
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Videos !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2800

I just noticed at the beginning your were honing the bottom "corner" of the razor ST Ahhh yes you are probably watching the "Breadknifing Video",,, as that warning says that is "Restoration" not honing... That vid is of a complete re-contour of the entire edge, and is a very advanced technique...It...