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by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: In honour of our fearless leader
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: In honour of our fearless leader

Bruno, my deepest condolences.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Plumbing!

Dr. Moss,

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 94
Views: 7907

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

A quick update that I did try the following progression: Shapton 1K, 4K, 8K, UF. This was on one of my TI's. It's a bit of a challenge to hone this blade because it's slightly warped and I was just doing a quick honing. Wouldn't shave. I'll try repeating with another blade and see what that does. Ch...
by EL Alamein
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 94
Views: 7907

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Just to update I haven't had a chance to hone anything. Been busy lately. I'll get to it eventually.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 94
Views: 7907

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Most excellent! I'll be looking forward to the results.

As an aside, I have lapped my UF and I'm ready to give it a whirl. I'll probably lap my Shaptons first as well.

If I find time to do all this I'll report back my impressions.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 64
Views: 27077

Re: Alum Blocks?

I only use mine to staunch the occasional pinhole bloodspot. As such, it will outlast me.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: DRH Marlborough - tallow first - stick
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: DRH Marlborough - tallow first - stick

This looks like the new formula where they've abandoned the almond oil (dulcis prunis). I am very intrigued to try it as I believe that I am sensitive to almond oil.

Use it in good health, Gary.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What's The Origin of the Face Shaving Map?
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: What's The Origin of the Face Shaving Map?

It resembles this one... https://ia800208.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/0/items/barbersmanual00mole/barbersmanual00mole_jp2.zip&file=barbersmanual00mole_jp2/barbersmanual00mole_0070.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0 ...from the Standardized Barbers' Manual (1911) . But is not quite the sam...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Soap ID please

It's Gold Dachs. Wonderful lathering soap and a nice scent to it.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Kanayama Cordovan Strop workshop video
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Kanayama Cordovan Strop workshop video

So I've been thinking about this a while and it hit me that my magic strop is glass smooth though I usually don't really think of it that way. I could swear it's treated though, maybe with something like the Dovo black crayon. It was done a long time ago, as in decades ago since I bought this strop ...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 84
Views: 9524

Re: Honing Experiment

Dr. Moss,

For the coticule finished blades that get better with extensive stropping. Are you using the red Jemico or the new strop with the glass finish?

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Judge Ware
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Judge Ware

Love Le Creuset! They are heavy though. We got a braiser and a dutch oven for our wedding 18 years ago and they get a ton of use despite being heavy. In the last year I got one of those red laser thermometers that you take the temperature of the pot or pan your working with. The Le Creusets are dead...
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 7 - December 13, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: SOTD December 7 - December 13, 2020

This will be today's combination; at least we know the Mappin & Webb will be good, as will the Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine. I have never had any love for Provence Santé soap, but maybe the super soft and fine bristles of the Ostrich brush will wake it up. It will still stink, though! SOTD081220....
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Judge Ware
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Judge Ware

Gary, wonderful story. I hope you get many years of excellent service out of them. I take it the title of this thread is the name of the brand: "Judge Ware"? Doing a google search for them seems like they are enamel covered cookware? Reminds me very much of some the pots my mother had - and had inhe...
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS creams
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: AOS creams

Nostalgic to see all these wonderful creams of old.

And I do hope you get in touch with Gordon, Sam. We'd all like to see him back in the fold here.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Ocean Kelp Cream
Replies: 0
Views: 470

AOS Ocean Kelp Cream

Recently made a trip to the local Homegoods/Marshalls around here and picked up the Art of Shaving's Ocean Kelp shaving cream and gave it a whirl. I have to say I am very pleased with the performance of this cream. It whipped up a thick protective and slick lather that worked very well to provide a ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 822
Views: 113735

Re: Joke of the Day

That was good.

Reminds of the tagline one of the plumbers around here uses: A flush beats a full house.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lockdown Razor Cut
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: The Lockdown Razor Cut

Looks like you did a pretty decent job as it looks very presentable. In fact it looks rather good even if it's just with a razor comb. I still have my father's razor comb (I'm sure I've mentioned this here) from when I was a kid in the 1970's. Still has the same blade he used in it - a stainless DE ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 1120

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

So the UF beats crox on comfort?

Chris