More newbie advice, please

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by Claude Stewart, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Gentlemen, once again I am reaching out to the experienced razor honing experts of all that needs sharpened.

    When your razor is on the whetstone, How the heck do you stop getting micro scratches on your blades?

    Again, I thank you for your wisdom.
     
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Pics of the scratches, and where on the blade??
     
  3. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hi Dalton,

    Thanks for taking a look. I keep the stones wet. No matter how little pressure I apply, these scratches keep coming up.


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  4. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    This is just on this one single razor right,,, not on all of them you are honing ???
     
  5. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Not all but a few of them. Seems to be the thinner, lighter weight blades.
     
  6. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Something is very, very wrong. Your stone shouldn't be making contact with the blade that far from the edge.
     
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  7. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought. I have one piece of electrical tape on the spine. But that far up made me lap the stone level, which it was. No humps etc. in the stones.
     
  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    @Claude Stewart
    You aren't using one of those Convex Hones are you??
    Just how much pressure are you putting on these blades??
     
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  9. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    No convex. Not much. Light then to weight of blade.
     
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Are you running off the edge of the hone?? Making contact with the corner??

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  11. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    That may be it. But I round all four edges of my stones to stop a blade from doing just that.

    I’ll have to see if there is a burr on the stone.

    A bit baffling???
     
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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Can you post a video of how you are using the hone??.

    If you place a rectangular hone, short end up. We will call that North. Then the other short end will be South. Do your razors, at anytime, run off the North end of the stone, making contact with that, or the N/E corner of the stone??
     
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  13. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    off the north end, more than likely that’s it. Unconsciously letting the razor glide off the edge is probably doing it. When I pay attention, I stop close to the edge. Last night, I caught myself letting it go over and raising it after no contact.

    Thank you Dalton. Appreciate your wisdom and help.
     
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  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Just a thought, you could when the hone is dry, try putting a piece of tape on the last 1/4” of the hone end. If you hit that when you hone, you have your answer.
     
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  15. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    You should be coming off the sides of the hone, either E or W depending on your stroke
    It also concerns me that the scratches are straight from bevel to spine, there should be a slight angle unless you are going straight up and down the hone..
     
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