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by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Where to buy straight razor pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Where to buy straight razor pins?

Good catch, Gary.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: "Premier" razor?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: "Premier" razor?

Bill, sounds like good plan, much luck to you.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Where to buy straight razor pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Where to buy straight razor pins?

Bill that's a tough one. It used to be that you could buy them easy from Classic but since it's been taken over they don't sell anything like that.

Hope you find a good vendor and share it here.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym
Replies: 26
Views: 46180

Re: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym

About the Moss (and similar) scuttles: Does it ever become necessary to take extraordinary measures to clean out the inside of the hot water chamber? (i.e. between the inner and outer bowls) Mold, soap scum, drain flies, Serratia marcescens ... ? Nope. Used mine for years and never had an issue lik...
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Pre shave oil

I have not actually tried any pre-shave products, and I'm not convinced that they have any benefits. But... A scientific-ish way to go about it would be to try at least four different pre-shave prep methods: No prep other than a quick soap and water face wash, go straight to lather Hot shower or ho...
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: canoe, revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: canoe, revisited

Canoe has undergone some changes over the years. Your vintage stuff may also be degraded so take that into account. I used it about five years ago and liked it a lot. In the formulation I tried it' very close to Pinaud Clubman though it is sweeter so it may not be for you. It has changed hands since...
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: "Premier" razor?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: "Premier" razor?

Looks like scale rot if the tarnish on the blade follows the contour of the scales when it's closed. I'd get those scales off asap. Don't wait until you have replacement scales. If you're going to replace them anyway then it can't hurt. Other than that it doesn't look so bad. Looks like a nice blade...
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgic Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Nostalgic Shave

John, that is magnificent photo thanks for sharing.

And, yeah, it's tough to remember where things may be after moving so may times. I myself have moved five times in my life.

It's nostalgic when you find something that's been packed away for many years though.

Hope you find it.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Libraries

Sorry I missed this thread when it was originally posted. I am envious, John, that you have that much time to read so many books a week. I am lucky if I get a half hour a day to read. Many days I don't have time at all. I am still reading Diamonds Are Forever for several weeks now and that is a shor...
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap

John Rose wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Try using the same soap exclusively day after day, and not letting it dry out.
John, this post was exclusively about starting a new cake, not using one on and off or through a rotation.

I normally use Taylor's daily.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: experience with vintage badger
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: experience with vintage badger

Looks decent enough. I like the handle, it reminds me of the Vulfix line. Good luck with the reknotting. Chris Do you think it needs reknotting? The brush still seems to work OK- it actually lathers very well compared to the brushes I own, better at face lathering than synthetic brushes I have used...
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pink Cadillac
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Pink Cadillac

Gary, it was more like gallons to the mile driving one of these. The gas mileage was really lousy in these but the thinking of the time when it was built was that if you could afford to buy one you didn't care about how much it cost in gas to run one. To this point the owner's manual actually had a ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pink Cadillac
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Pink Cadillac

Beautiful car, thanks for sharing. I Iove seeing these as they are a reminder of a bygone era. I had a 1960 Cadillac which was virtually the same vehicle, so much so that Cadillac issued only a supplemental shop manual to the 1959 shop manual to address the minor changes. I have many wonderful memor...
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: experience with vintage badger
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: experience with vintage badger

Looks decent enough. I like the handle, it reminds me of the Vulfix line.

Good luck with the reknotting.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk revisit
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Col Conk revisit

For the record the cake of Conk I used was ancient. Sitting in a drawer in it's sealed container for probably 15 years or more.

Don't know if they've ever changed their formulation or not but I thought I'd provide a point of reference for anyone wishing to compare it.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dutchies!
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Dutchies!

Yes, MUCH better than store bought.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dutchies!
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Dutchies!

As an aside, since everything was out, I made homemade baguette for dinner as well. It was convenient that way.

It was for son #1 as today is his seventh birthday and he asked for a French meal. The baguette just complimented it that much better.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dutchies!
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Dutchies!

I made these today and they were really surprisingly easy to make. I was going for a Krispy Kreme type doughnut so I fried them in lard and coated them with a glaze. They taste terrific! Thanks again for sharing this, I'll probably do this more often as daughter #2 loves doughnuts and I'd rather mak...
by EL Alamein
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Cooking with power outage

Dr Moss, glad all is well and you made it through. My condolences about the property, just glad you're OK.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crumbles!
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Crumbles!

My first thought was "How old is that range?" I haven't seen burners like that in decades. I can definitely relate to dealing with a known oven, I do it too. Even though ours was new 14 years ago age has set in and the engineering of obsolescence has taken over. Meanwhile my mother's 50 year old ele...