New to wet shaving

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by Alex Mark, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Alex Mark

    Alex Mark New Member

    Hello, all! My name is Alex and I'm from eastern North Carolina. I started my journey a few weeks ago with a new Dovo and a boar brush. Since then I've loaded up on 7 different soaps, 2 brushes, an old Kropp razor, and a couple strops. Its already been quite an enjoyable journey.
    My next step is to pick up a whole suite of Arks and get my honing game down.

    I've got a great write up of my first shave on a few of the other forums, but I'd be happy to share it here if I may.

    Thanks, and I look forward to enjoying this journey with everyone.

    Alex

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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Welcome Alex!
    Glad you showed up!
    Sounds great!
    tp
     
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  3. Lipripper60

    Lipripper60 Member

    Welcome
     
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  4. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    Welcome Alex! We're glad you are here.
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    hello and welcome..
     
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  6. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    welcome Alex!
     
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  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Welcome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie!
     
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  8. steve207

    steve207 Active Member

    welcome from Washington state
     
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  9. Fiorellini

    Fiorellini Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
     
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  10. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Welcome to straights. You'll find there are many ways to skin a cat regarding honing progressions. Perhaps you have experience with knives and maybe not. Doesn't really matter.

    I've been using a straight razor since July of '18. A good friend got me started on honing and my first attempt was a pleasant surprise.

    I'll offer a couple useful videos.


     
  11. Alex Mark

    Alex Mark New Member

    Thanks, Chuck! I am a knife and flashaholic, but new to high precision honing. I purchased a set of lapping film and have been honing with that, but it's just not "cutting" it. So forward my journey goes.

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  12. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

  13. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    You'll get a lot of great advice on here, but be patient. I actually feel that getting something like a Gold Dollar to practice honing is a good idea. Save your vintage razor for when you have figured it out.

    I just learned to hone in the last year. I got almost there so many times and then blunted or dinged the edge. It doesn't take much to screw it up which is why its so difficult.

    I will leave further advice to those much more experienced than me, but please practice on something other than a vintage blade.
     
  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den.
     
  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Alex, welcome to The Shave Den!
     
  16. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    Welcome!
    Good to see another North Carolinian on here!

    How far east? I'm about 30 min north of Charlotte.
     
  17. Alex Mark

    Alex Mark New Member

    Goldsboro/ Seymour Johnson AFB. 1 hour southeast of Raleigh.

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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Welcome to the Den from Western North Cackalacky. I'm in Hendersonville.
     
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  19. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Welcome to The Shave Den, a great place to hang out!
     
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  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hi Alex :).
     
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