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by EL Alamein
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3160

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Richard, good to hear from you again and that all is well with you and the family.

Looking forward to having you back again.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: simpson's have improved
Replies: 18
Views: 1917

Re: simpson's have improved

I suspect it's the thrill of trying them out for the first time again. I know for me this can be a thrill. It's been so long since I've used something that when I use it again it's like it's new all over again. If it's the same for you I have a feeling you'll be enjoying yourself for a long time to ...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 60
Views: 1947

Re: Honing Experiment

You got my hand itching to grab my Ark again.

I bought an experiment no-name razor off the bay and this might just be what the Doctor ordered. :D

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 60
Views: 1947

Re: Honing Experiment

Interesting outcome. I had a 7/8th as well but sold it off because I never used it, always preferred my 6/8th. I wonder if it's the steel or geometry that affected the difference in your experiment. You've inspired me to get back to my Eagle as well. It's been in storage since January for the most p...
by EL Alamein
Thu May 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 60
Views: 1947

Re: Honing Experiment

Enjoying this very much! Of course those Eagles are just eye candy for some of us, making this all the more interesting.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon May 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Well, today's shave was definitely a lot smoother.

I like the idea that I could follow this pattern as a refresh - black paste followed by green. I'll try to keep this razor going with it and see how long it will last and still comfortably shave.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi video
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Livi video

Dr. Moss, thank you for the translation! I tried his lighter fluid trick to clean my old crox strop and so far it worked quite well.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: A Problematic Razor
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: A Problematic Razor

Holy mackerel that looks like a bear to hone.

Indeed sometimes you just get something that can't be helped. Best to accept it and move on.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Dr. Moss's post above jarred my memory about the Dovo black paste and sent me off on a hunt for my old stick of it. Couldn't locate it so I ordered it. I was interested to see if it would calm down my edge once it was at the toothy feeling stage (yet still very sharp). I thought maybe it would smoot...
by EL Alamein
Wed May 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi video
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Livi video

After reading through the thread about pasted strops I went searching for some information and came across this video of Mastro Livi: https://youtu.be/mkZaNCeBzxY Check out what he does with Zippo lighter fluid about nine minutes in. I was pretty shocked. I will admit though I'm going to give it a t...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2179

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

Happy Anniversary!
by EL Alamein
Tue May 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 6173

Re: Fountain Pens

John, great pen. I have one just like it in maroon. Mine was a gift about 20 years ago. I don't use it that often but I have yet to replace the cartridge. And even with it's light intermittent usage this pen never skips and lays out ink straight away.

Enjoy it!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue May 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2179

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

Beautiful family picture!
by EL Alamein
Sat May 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 71
Views: 5628

Re: A Cook's Diary

Been away a few days but this thread is fantastic!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: Lather While Traveling

Just got back from another mission. This place had air dry as a bone but the accommodations definitely had softer water than I'm used to. I felt it immediately when using the given hand soap to wash my hands. Very slick with less residue from a true soap. What was interesting was that I needed very ...
by EL Alamein
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 272
Views: 58815

Re: What's for supper?

Had meatloaf tonight and added the mushrooms. Instead of chopping them (those in the family that dislike mushrooms would notice straight away that they are in there) I turned them into a paste in the food processor. No one noticed. It went over well with most saying it was delicious (sans one daught...
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 272
Views: 58815

Re: What's for supper?

Clive, thanks for the mushroom suggestion it sounds wonderful! I'm going to give it a try next time I make meatloaf.

I love meatloaf and usually just omit the breadcrumbs but meatloaf doesn't get much respect around here so this is a great alternative.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Specs For The Newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Specs For The Newbie?

I forgot to mention grinds, they are a whole other rabbit hole. You have to try them to see if you like them. They can be harder to hone the thicker the grind. Guys have to be really into it to maintain such razors. The thinner the grind the easier it is to maintain and that can make or break a fell...
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Specs For The Newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Specs For The Newbie?

Mark, great to see you! I do have some experience with non-vintage razors as I own some recently made Bokers. That said I really don't think such experience is germane to the subject. Just my personal opinion and not intended to impugn any reasons you have. So IMHO if a newbie wants to try straight ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 272
Views: 58815

Re: What's for supper?

Pizza and shrimp scampi with zucchetti.

No leftovers (sorry Clive).

Chris