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I haven't. But that depends on particular stone - some will let you do fewer, some will require more.
The Dilucot method said:
How many dilution steps, varies from Coticule to Coticule, but there no real downside at moving slow. 10-15 steps is a good starting point. Later on, with more experience and being acquainted with your Coticule, you might be able to reduce this to 7-10 steps.
For me, the key seems to be more dilutions, not fewer. I finally got better edges when I actually increased from about ten to an easy 15. With that said, I often have to return back to a very light slurry and do anther 6 or so dilutions, sometimes twice or more.
The best way is to try it though; as they say...YMMV.
Just finished a dilucot on mh Wacker razor. I haven't shaved with it yet but it appears to be pretty good. If it lacks a bit of keenesscan i go back to the coticule with light slurry followed by water? Is there a point where doing too many passes with light slurry and water only could have negative effects on the razor
I don't think you can "overhone" on a Coticule, or at least: I've never seen it happen. But of course, you can waste steel. If the keenness of the edge has maxed out for the given slurry density, from that point onwards staying at that slurry density will just remove more steel without achieving anything. In my experience, if you can "play violin", as described in the
, getting further is just a matter of trying different finishing strategies, as discussed in various posts and articles on this website. It sometimes helps to rub the hone once with the slurry stone, and take it from there to plain water again. I am onto something special to solve that evasive edge finishing challenge once and for all. (smiles mysteriously), but I need a bit more time to confirm the outcome.