Hey folks, new here and looking to learn. I’ve shaven with a safety for several years. I love trying new products. My favorite blade is the voskhod Teflon coated. I got started through AOS but found they’re overpriced (can find almost everything on amazon for cheaper) I am starting with a straight now. I bought a cheap antique to practice honing before I buy an expensive blade. Which brings me here!!! So far: So my razor is a h Boker & Co. it says No 35 on it but no idea what that means. I bought the full Norton kit to hone it and watched several videos on how. I set the bevel (I think) and it passed the thumb nail test (just assume everything is followed with I think.) I then moved on and did a pyramid x pattern that I saw on some other site on the 4/8. The edge looked smooth with no burs or over honed edge under a bright light inspection using the reflection. I don’t have a jewelers magnifier. However, for the life of me I could not pass the hair test. I honed for over 2 hours restarting twice all the way from resetting the bevel. Still not hanging hair test pass. I read somewhere that some razors won’t pass a HHT so I shaved my cheeks and side burns anyways (first time ever with SR) no cuts but it tugged a lot so obviously it’s dull. I stropped before I shaved. Also I used electric tape the first bevel set and then didn’t for the second time. I did the basics like lapping with pencil marks and soaking stones in water. For my bevel set I used the 220/1000. Also one side of the cutting edge seems thicker/ longer than the other. I have lots of questions and in need of lots of help. Also I’m in Southern California if anyone knows of a workshop. I know I’m probably doing a lot wrong. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!