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by 2clfrwrds
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Another Ever-Ready Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Dave, nice job, as always. The rounded corners are very attractive. These handles are pretty light, and with the quick-drying synthetic knot, this could be an excellent travel brush - maybe my next project.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - 16 July thro 22 July, 2012
Replies: 104
Views: 9052

Saturday
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Gillette English Tech w/ Israeli IP blade
Opal handle w/ TGN silvertip knot
Valobra Menthol soap
Nivea Cooling balm

I'm not much of a menthaholic, but mid-July is a fine time to pull this stuff out.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Badger Refit
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Dave, congratulations: It looks like you have an excellent brush on your hands.

Did the metal ring complicate removing the old knot? Did you leave the ring in place or take it off?

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coate's Sold!
Replies: 28
Views: 6139

Robert, thank you for sharing the news with us directly. You know SMF; we'd have been circulating all kinds of strange rumors if given half a chance.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real Shave Soap & New MR Creams
Replies: 31
Views: 4396

Wow, this is good news. Musgo Real is one of the very few creams I still use, and I'm eager to try their soap. Their classic scent is perfectly fine by me.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Never really bothered ....
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

I agree about the fine lather, but a downside for me is that I like my lather to smell like something - cedar, sandalwood, lavender, citrus, almond, rose, violet, vetyver, even frankincense - almost anything, rather than nothing.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Ever Ready to refurb
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

That handle is a sure-fire winner. Glad to hear you're probably going with badger; for me the question would be, fan or bulb shape? (I know how I would go.) I have experience with only one horse bristle brush, a Zurito. It's definitely not "quite stiff," and not even in the ballpark with boar bristl...
by 2clfrwrds
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS Merkur Futur.
Replies: 1
Views: 591

You do not take good pics. You take fantastic pics!

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aramis Brush Refurb
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

After a thorough washing, a test hand-lathering, and 4 face-lathering real shaves, I think it's settled into its final form: http://www.numoonus.com/Shave/Brushes/Aramis/Aramis_Bloomed_c1.jpg I would have thought that a 19mm knot was pretty small, but this brush picks up and lays down a lot of soap....
by 2clfrwrds
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aramis Brush Refurb
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Thank you, Steve; knowing that helps me appreciate the brush more.

By the way, this brush is now called "Wang Chung."

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is bigger better?
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

I'm lucky to have received a PIF'ed Kent T12, which measures 30 x 58 by my calipers. I use it every couple of months, and when it's the right choice for the morning, it can't be beat. I'm also lucky to have won a Wee Scott in one of Phil's early contests. It lives in my travel kit. I never use it at...
by 2clfrwrds
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aramis Brush Refurb
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Aramis Brush Refurb

Awhile ago I picked up what I thought was a nice looking brush handle on The Bay. I see why nobody bid against me, because the knot was obviously in poor shape. http://www.numoonus.com/Shave/Brushes/Aramis/Old_Knot.jpg The brush was made for Aramis, no indication of the date: any speculation would b...
by 2clfrwrds
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is TGN Still the Hot Source for Knots?
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

Congratulations, Brian! Reknotting isn't part of this hobby I indulge in very often, but sometimes the urge just hits me, and I need to do one. Very fulfilling, and you're right, a great value.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Wed May 23, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6584

M83, the two most recent albums Hurry Up, We're Dreaming and Saturdays = Youth.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Tue May 22, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette 7 O'clock Blades - Yellow or Blue
Replies: 33
Views: 5539

I get two very comfortable shaves out of the Greens before they crash like an alkaline battery - abrupt and utter failure (I say they go West on me, because I'm in California). This trait makes Greens annoying to use at home, but they shine on short business trips. I'm on a two shave trip right now ...
by 2clfrwrds
Tue May 22, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fat Boy commercial...uncut
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

I liked the way they worked the water dripping from the faucet into the messaging. Kind of a stretch, but fun.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Tue May 22, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The BullGoose "Boutique" Coming Soon
Replies: 23
Views: 2821

Congratulations, Phil! That's pretty exciting - one step at a time, and this is a big one.

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sun May 20, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Today's Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Today's Eclipse

Did anybody else enjoy today's annular eclipse? I was pretty excited about it. I found a NASA PDF to tell me the exact timings here, and I embraced my inner 3rd grader and made a pinhole projection device. Soon after the eclipse started I made my wife come out in the backyard and look at my dumb pin...
by 2clfrwrds
Sun May 20, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Turning Creams into Soaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7003

Chris, how warm are we talking about inside that Kleen-Dri? A balmy 85F or a cooked pork chop 150F? (I tried Googling, but it seems that Kleen-Dri isn't a trending piece of gear at the moment.)

--Glenn
by 2clfrwrds
Sun May 20, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Turning Creams into Soaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7003

I'm totally on board with this project, because I too prefer soaps to creams: no right or wrong, just personal preference. For example, my tub of RazoRock Classic is now a pleasure to use, ever since I left it open on the fireplace mantel for several months last fall and winter. It's about as hard a...