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by EL Alamein
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 33
Views: 5134

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Bravo, let's hear of the results!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap

As many of you know I use the old formula of Taylor's English Lavender shaving soap. These cakes are old, how old I don't rightly know. But one thing I've come to notice over the years is that when starting a new cake of it the lather can be hard to coax. About three days ago I started a new cake wh...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 33
Views: 5134

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

The shave was excellent today. Very happy with this method for now.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 33
Views: 5134

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

After today's shave and inspired somewhat by this thread I touched up the TI on the red pasted Dovo balsa strop followed by my leather pasted crox strop. I thenstropped on my Dovo pasted linen followed by the Jemico white, the Jemico red, the plain linen of Magic strop, and of course the leather of ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Dominica Bay Rum
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Been using the Grand Bay Rum for about a year now. It's nigh similar to my favored Dominica, maybe less clove. I actually like it better. I just don't like the bottles so I just decant into my old cork topped bottle from ages ago (did the same with Dominica for years after they switched bottles). I'...
by EL Alamein
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 33
Views: 5134

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Yes, go for it.

Looking forward to your findings.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Straight Razor Honing
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Straight Razor Honing

Looks like an excellent service. And very reasonable prices too.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Back to Thiers Issard

Dr. Moss, great response. IMHO singing has nothing to do with performance. I get what you're saying though with regards to twanging and singing razors. Remember though that TI advertised these razors as "full singing hollows". And they do sing but I believe for a different reason. When I run my palm...
by EL Alamein
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Back to Thiers Issard

For the past few months I've been having a dalliance with my German lady from Boker. She is truly great and gives a superb comfortable shave. Last weekend though I came home to the Lady of the House, my Thiers Issard razor of many years. I've remained with her since. I don't know what it is but the ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ShoeboxShaveClub
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: ShoeboxShaveClub

Gary, I got that email too.

Sad to hear of the events but hope the new venture goes well.

One thing I was disappointed to see is there are no Alpa products. I loved their Alpa Fougere and hope they will carry it again one day.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39256

Re: What's for supper?

Brian, got it. Maybe just try one yolk? I don't know. When I made my most recent mayo it was following a clone recipe for Hellman's (and it seems pretty faithful in terms of ingredients) I only used one egg - the whole egg, white and all. It was raw and the mayo turned out much like what you'd make ...
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 543
Views: 77475

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm
TZ damascus mammoth ivory, Coates Lime, L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh:

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Ah, Coates, the good ol' days.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic

Gary, it's identical to Vitalis in performance. Just the scent is different. After applying I can't smell it after ten minutes.

Probably a repeat of what I've said but just to be clear that it's not better in terms of performance.

Hope that helps.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39256

Re: What's for supper?

Brian you might want to try hard boiled egg yolks. I seem to remember that Julia Child mentioned in her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" that they make a very thick mayonnaise, so much so that you have to make it by hand otherwise it clogs a blender etc. Never tried it myself but offer it ...
by EL Alamein
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39256

Re: What's for supper?

Gary, sounds scrumptious.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Crock pot stock

Well, I de-greased the stock today and reduced it to a syrup. Put the syrup in a small Mason jar and put it in the fridge. Tonight we had roast beef with homemade gravy and I used my syrup to make the stock for the gravy. What I found interesting is that my syrup turned into a rubbery texture. It wa...
by EL Alamein
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39256

Re: What's for supper?

Brian, sounds delicious.

I will say that homemade mayo is the best, made a small batch this weekend myself.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Crock pot stock

I made brown stock this weekend in conjunction with the Crock Pot method. It's in the garage fridge now and I'll remove the fat tomorrow and boil it down to a glaze. The intention is to use it for sauces etc while cooking. We've been buying Minor's beef base for years and it's fantastic so I thought...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 25
Views: 2598

Re: pots and pans

GA Russell, you may want to consider Mauviel steel frying pans instead of cast iron. You season and maintain them in the same way but they are lighter in weight. They are not cheaper than cast iron from what I've seen but still very affordable. I am considering one of their larger frying pans as a b...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 25
Views: 2598

Re: pots and pans

+1 to what Clive posted. Le Creuset pots are awesome. We received two as wedding presents - a braiser and a dutch oven. We use them often (used the dutch oven tonight to make French chicken in a pot). To update what I wrote a year ago I wound up buying an All-Clad 4 quart D3 frying pan. Couldn't be ...