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by wenestvedt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Nice to see you out and about Will. the thread you linked made for an interesting read :D :D clive Well, I came back after hearing from you, in fact, Clive! I figured it would be nice to hear from anyone who enjoyed their brush....and if maaaaaybe there was an apostate who voiced a complaint, I mig...
by wenestvedt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

I mail some blades ahead of time so they are waiting for me, or put one in checked luggage. When I am packing I take a resealable sandwich bag and write "NO BLADES" on each side in giant letters, and then I put my DE razor (disassembled!) into the bag. On travel day, the baggie goes into a relativel...
by wenestvedt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 825

A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Back in late 2006, there was a bespoke brush by Rooney for the SMF community, the "ShaveMyFace III Brush." Somehow I convinced my very dubious wife to order one as a Christmas present. Thanks again to the mod who helped her -- Dr. Moss, I believe. http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=119...
by wenestvedt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Helpful suggestions:
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Helpful suggestions:

brothers wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:41 am
If there is no flashlight on your phone, take a photo of the sun and use it in the dark
Holy smokes, that's genius!
by wenestvedt
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mukluks
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: Mukluks

I agree: you really need two different kinds of boots: waterproof *or* warm.

I put silicone sealant on the leather parts of these mukluks, and they will have to be saved for temps under freezing (when I can brush off snow before it melts). Still, I love them. :7)
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mukluks
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Mukluks

A couple of weeks ago, I finally bought something I have wanted for years: mukluks! They are handmade in Ely, Minnesota, the far north; the company is Steger Mukluks. They are made of moose hide, with canvas running up to my knee. Long moosehide lashes are wrapped around my calves to snug them down....
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: LL Bean shoppers (looking at you, Wendell)
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: LL Bean shoppers (looking at you, Wendell)

One thought: order winter stuff now on sale, and f you don't like it in a year, you can return it (again, I know). The past few years they have been running with more and more items coming up as "back ordered" when the season isn't over yet. *shrug* Now I just order as soon as I see something that I...
by wenestvedt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 29472

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Hi, guys. It's been a while; did I miss anything? :7)

- Will
by wenestvedt
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saw This on Leisureguy's Blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

Re: Saw This on Leisureguy's Blog

It looks like a post-crash airbag.
by wenestvedt
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MIA
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

Re: MIA

Wasn't Othello kind of a dumbed-down version of the ancient game called Go?
by wenestvedt
Wed May 29, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Electric shaver for women
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Electric shaver for women

I know a woman who needs to switch to an electric razor, per her doctor. Can anyone either recommend a good one, warn against a bad one, or point out a source for reviews?

Thanks in advance!
by wenestvedt
Mon May 27, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: CROSS PENS AND PENCILS
Replies: 19
Views: 1772

I live in Rhode Island, about 15 minutes drive from the Cross plant (and company store, which I have yet to visit!). They do still make some items here, though definitely not everything.
by wenestvedt
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Tonight it was raining as I drove home, so the thick smoke from the Autocrat Coffee plant -- which next to the freeway, merely behind a row of trees -- had settled across the road like a wall of fog. I blasted my A/C to suck in as much as possible and took deep, joyous breaths of the lovely stink un...
by wenestvedt
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

I grew up about two blocks from a shop that roasted their own coffee, and that's about the minimum distance for the smell to be nice.

My parents -- more than comfortable in the kitchen -- tried roasting some green beans themselves and we ended up fleeing the house! Good times, good times....
by wenestvedt
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee - Moka Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

GregPQ wrote:I've had good luck with Peets Major Dickason's blend.
Greg, I would be worried if you hadn't! I love that stuff.

Moka pots are fun, but don't let yours boil too much or it will spray evil, hard-to-remove coffee tar all over your stove. :7(
by wenestvedt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2608

Also, back in the 1980s I used to paint fantasy gaming miniatures for a store near my house, who used them for displays and sold them. I got some store credit and they got something different to display...it was fun! I think I only saved one, though: a dwarf from an early Warhammer set that I bought...
by wenestvedt
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2608

My kids actually like both Settlers of Cataan and Carcassonne, especially the boys (8 and 10 years old).

It's fun to play with them and watch as their sense of strategy -- and the rightness of betraying one's family -- develops right there in plain view. :7)

- Will
by wenestvedt
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2608

If you like Carcassonne, try Settlers of Cataan!
by wenestvedt
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An SMF Anniversary
Replies: 28
Views: 3424

Good heavens, it really is old home week around here.
by wenestvedt
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Northeastern peril
Replies: 68
Views: 4967

I was just coming in to report that Clive is all right. :7)