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Tilt (angle) of stroke for the rolling X-stroke

jkh

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What is the "correct" tilt (angle) for the X-stroke when honing a smiling razor? I have created the following diagrams, which should get my point across better than a confusing paragraph of text. The thought here is the tilt of the blade at the beginning and end of the honing stroke is relative to the how much of a smile the blade has. Is this this thinking correct?

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jkh

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Actually, it was that graphic that was the impetus for my question. The graphic has a rather exaggerated motion, I think, to get the point across.
 

wdwrx

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Good job! Nice diagrams.
I was working on a W&B FFB last night with a really nice smile. I haven't yet managed to put a very nice edge on her because my "rolling X-stroke" needs a little work. I was doing the same thing you diagram shows, FWIW...
 

Bart

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jkh said:
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Not much time for a lengthy answer right now. (I guess it's your lucky day!:D :D )
But here the only important tip:

[note]Watch the slurry run up the bevel, and adjust your stroke accordingly[/note]

You are correct that the animation shows the motion in an exaggerated way. Don't go over board on the rolling motion. Unless you want to end up with
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:D

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

jkh

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For the record, a lengthy post would be much appreciated :) I need to take the time to read the "honing art" thread it looks like an interesting and possibly "passionate" thread.
 
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