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by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any e-Commerce Geeks Here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

rahul325 wrote:reply in wrong thread i guess.
I didn't really fit in with this forum anyway, to be honest.
by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any e-Commerce Geeks Here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

I bought my Futur online, along with the Men-U Premier brush... Korres AS balm, etc. My next online purchases should include a soap/cream dish and maybe another razor... dunno about that one though. Maybe some shaving soap as well, a Simpson Duke brush perhaps. I've already found a website that sell...
by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

Joe Lerch wrote:The whole process became so complicated that the results were marginal, and the fun was gone.
Ever considered doing pinhole photography?
http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/forum/Blah.pl
:)
by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

Ah, I wasn't aware of increasing problems in getting hold of darkroom chemicals in the USA. :(
by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

I still use and love my Pentax K1000 (totally manual as well). I have a nice 50mm lens, and pretty cheap longer lens. Takes great photos. Those cameras are great beginners cameras, with them being totally manual and having the backup of a mass of K-mount lenses. I'd love to upgrade to a Nikon, howe...
by Headshave
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD-- October 30- November 5
Replies: 160
Views: 32376

Thursday:

Proraso pre-shave
Merkur Futur (Tesco blade)
Men-U Premier
Erasmic stick
Korres Marigold AS balm
by Headshave
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

I don't think I know that one. Mine had a manual aperture and shutter, but they were linked to the meter. You could set one and then adjust the other until a needle matched up, and then you had the right exposure. I had also used rangefinder camersa that had no meters. You just carried your own and...
by Headshave
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

You guys are all spoiled these days by great cameras tha do everything. Yup. In another forum, I see frequent questions as to what the difference is between "f/no" and "aperture", and how to set the correct exposure. When I got my first SLR (a Topcon Super, if anyone remembers those), even the expo...
by Headshave
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My New Camera Rig
Replies: 48
Views: 9123

Not bad. You might find those lenses will produce "soft" photos though, use them with the aperture set at around f8 or smaller.

Tony, all the most expensive equipment in the world cannot guarantee good photos. It'll only guarantee big dents in the bank balance.
by Headshave
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Daylight Saving Time ENDS on October 29th
Replies: 17
Views: 3080

I have heard the daylights saving time was implemented to save on costs of oil to light lamps back in the day. An extra hour of light resulted in tremendous lighting oil savings. Hmm.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving The idea of DST was first put into practice by the German governmen...
by Headshave
Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nice, cool, free computer applications
Replies: 23
Views: 7729

And, GIMP - one of the best free programs out there, IMHO. I like the AVG but switched to Antivir and I think the latter is better. I switched to Linux some years ago. Best antivirus utility available, imho. It even runs stuff like "GIMP", which is handy for dealing with digital photos. Want a prop...
by Headshave
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head Shavers!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2797

i really wanted to like it but found it far more awkward than just shaving with a regular handled razor. i forced myself to use it for a week then it went in the garbage bin. I considered that, as well as the Headblade razor, but read that they clog up far too quickly. Also, the prospect of possibl...
by Headshave
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Head Shavers!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2797

The back of the head's the most daunting, as you can't see what's going on. Don't use or rely on mirrors, you could end up slicing by accident, due to the way the mirror-mirror reflection appears and how you'll react to a possible sideways movement. Use your fingers to feel where there's stubble. Ge...
by Headshave
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Oct 23-29 2006
Replies: 148
Views: 34731

javyn wrote:!!!???
http://www.shavers.co.uk/shopping.php?product_id=378
I didn't have enough time this morning for the usual wet shave, sadly.
by Headshave
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Used my first Feather tonight. Ouchie.
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Used my first Feather tonight. Ouchie.

I did get a very close shave, no doubt about it. Thought it was at a pretty painful cost. I made a big gash on the underside of my chin. I have no idea how I did it, but I sure felt it when it happened. Needless to say the Styptic pencil caused massive amounts of pain there to stop the profuse blee...
by Headshave
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Oct 23-29 2006
Replies: 148
Views: 34731

Braun "CruZer 3" electric razor.

... and don't I know it now? :(
by Headshave
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Question about DE (per side usage)
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Shave one cheek, rotate. Shave other cheek, rinse.
Shave one side of "neck to throat", rotate. Shave other side of "neck to throat", rinse.
Reapply lather, repeat process but going s-n.

Day 4, change blade before beginning.

Tesco blades are £2 for 10. Hardly a bank-breaking routine. :)
by Headshave
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you think you are better shaven than...
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

I have a shave last thing at night, thankfully I don't have a fast-growing beard, nor is stubble blatently obvious on me. By 7pm the following day, my unbearded areas look as stubble-laden as most others on the desk did at 9am that day.
by Headshave
Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Your Next Brush?
Replies: 41
Views: 6069

Now I have the men-u replacement, I'm considering a Simpsons "Wee Scot" brush.
by Headshave
Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Men-u vs...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Well, after getting a £4 discount voucher from the Mankind loyalty scheme, I settled for... a "men-u premier" brush.

It certainly feels softer than the brush it's replacing. Usage report follows tomorrow, maybe. :)