The stone question:
Even after flattening, my new Norton 4k/8k's 8K side feels coarser at the very corners than the rest of the surface. Is that normal, and if not, how do I fix it? More lapping?
The honing question:
While waiting for a good, honed razor to arrive in the mail, I am practicing my honing technique on an inexpensive razor available locally. I did test it and it was not close to sharp enough to shave with. After some honing, the side of the blade that gets honed when I push the razor away from me has an even edge, but on the other side, the polished part of the edge is thinner at the ends of the blade. In the middle of the blade, the polished metal curves up higher on the blade, closer to the spine. What does this say about my honing technique? (In more detail than it's lousy?
As always, gentlemen, my thanks.