I cannot shave arm hair - but admittedly - I don't use a razor so I might not be able to shave arm hair with foam and a razor.
I have a great USB magnifier, the best stones, pretty good technique as far as I can tell or maybe this is where I can improve. The guys I see on the you-tube videos are achieving far better results as they are push cutting paper, shaving with their sharpened knives, etc.
How can I move to the next level? Are their videos you can recommend or do I need to upload...
I've seen some threads about people saying their angles were changing where the stone hit the edge just by their grip on the paddles. I think I'd seen in a video that some said they were holding the stones higher to make sure the stone is hitting the edge. I've seen some say they hold about 2/3 of the way up. I've been holding mine with my thumb in the top indentation and 3 or 4 fingers on the other side. What seems to be the best grip for accuracy?
BTW, the other night I watched your video on how to sharpen straight razors on the Pro Pack, by rotating the pivot blocks 90 degrees to move the pivot point off center, relative to the clamps. Very, very clever. Will the new system still allow you to do that?
I'll have to test if the new system will work for straight razors and get back to you.
Geez guys... I should have used one of those little smiley face doomajiggies. It was meant as a joke. I thought "Professional" was just fine.
But if you're in the mood to change the name, it occurred to me that what's different is that this new package is an integrated system. The existing Pro Pack was already a professional sharpener compared to the other systems out there. The new pack has an improved "clamp on center" feature, but otherwise, the main feature is that it does put...
Hi Bob, I also do my straight razors on the Wicked Edge. I don't do anything to clamp the razor in a special way and the WEPS is perfectly capable to sharpen straight razors in this way.
However, you need to be aware that straight razors need a very fine finish in order to not to feel too harsh on the skin. In the straight razor world an 8K finish is generally considered to be the minimum. My 10K Chosera and 15K Shaptons are very good for this .
You should be able to do it with the equipment you have, though it is not ideal. I have tried it on some of my razors. If you want to clamp your razor in the WE you should check out Clay's video on how to set it up first. You can also use your stones flat on the table. The razor spine is your angle guide. Depending on the condition of the razor I have sometimes started with the ceramics and sometimes with the 1000# diamond (something that will make the purists cringe:-) It's important to be...
A guy saw me sharpening knives last Saturday and asked if I could do a straight razor. Sure I said with all the confidence I could fake at the moment. I never honed a straight razor and might never hone one again. He's supposed to show up with this antique razor on Saturday.
He wants to use this razor to shave body parts to get them ready to tattoo. He says he's also a prep cook and could I also do his collection of knives.
The knives are no problem, but I'd like some direction in doing this...
I had been playing around with how to get this done and came up with some possible remedies.
I moved the knife all the way forward in the clamp where the blades is the deepest.
2.) I turrned the arms 90 degrees forward. Got that idea from a video of Clay sharpening a straight razor.
3.) I braced the tip of the blade with my opposite hand (short term solution) as Darrell mentioned in his post (thanks Darrell )
I had to sharpen the blade nearest the handle with...