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jfdupuis

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Hey guys,

Well I tried to work on my wacker a bit more with the dilucot method..well i don't know if my stone is a difficult one to use with the dilucot method, but i ended up adding some tape to use the unicot. Since this is a pretty expensive razor, i think i will hold off until i get my double arrows to practuce on.

Jf
 

Disburden

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I know some of us considering unicot as "settling" for a different method but there's nothing wrong with it. :thumbup:
 

jfdupuis

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Hey,

That's how i feel too. I feel like a failure because i can't get my razor spot on with the dilucot
 

Disburden

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Did you try to stretch out the dilution steps longer and maybe add some more strokes in between the drops of water? That helped me when I was figuring my stone out. Then all I had to do was adjust from there.
 

jfdupuis

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I did. I've heard that the wacker has quite hard steel so it might not be the best razor to hone up my skills on
 

jfdupuis

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If you're dealing with harder steel... Would you simply add a few more passes with water only? If so how many over the recommended 50 ?
 

Bart

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How far do you get?

Does the razor shows any HHT responsiveness when you're finished (not stropped, mind you)?

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

jfdupuis

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Hey

Razor is super sticky to the thump but shows little response to the hht test even after stropping
 

Paul

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Nick,

Have you figured out your La Nouvelle Vein yet? I'm evaluating one for a friend, and I see how it can be kind of frustrating. :lol:

Paul

P.S. I also wanted to ask what strata the OP's coticule is, not just hijack the thread...
 

Disburden

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richmondesi said:
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I've been getting good edges off mine now. All it took was some stretching out of the dilution phases and adding a few strokes in between. Oh and the slurry I've been using is very light indeed! Keep it up!
 

Paul

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Yeah, I remember reading about that before. I did 15-ish sets of 20 half-strokes after setting the bevel (actually did 5 dulling strokes on glass because I could feel imperfections in the edge that weren't visible to me), and it took quite a while to get a passable edge (probably 30 minutes all told). Tonight's shave was pretty good, but I could feel some tugging (pain free which was weird), no blood, and bbs mellow finish... I'm certain I can squeeze some more keenness out of the stone, but it's a bit different than my others.
 

Disburden

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richmondesi said:
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You can see why, as my first coti, this stone made me think this coticule honing thing was insane lol. Ofcourse, I learned otherwise with practice. As you add water the stone gets considerably slower so I increase stroke counts as I feel is needed. For example two dilution steps ago I made 15 strokes, but now the stone is slower so I did 25 strokes and etc.

The pink Droescher coticule I posted is a lot easier to use but I love this stone still.
 

jfdupuis

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Hey guys,

I'm not sure the kinds of coticule. I posted some pics earlier. I noticed onr thibg today, i went back to myfirst stone which would barelh create anh slurrh at first. What i did this time was to use the slurry stone i got with my second stone and wow what a difference! The stone now creates slurry with ease!

I took my red imp 132 for a spin last night and got the razor to a comfortable silent hht4 or 5 except for the heelnof the razor.
 
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