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by timc
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

I've been using Windows 7 on my work laptop since last month. It seems pretty solid, and I have no trouble finding my drivers. There are nice touches in the user interface, but it is a bit too busy. I like the interface to get out of the way and let me do my work, and it almost achieves that, but no...
by timc
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Off the wagon
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

I think the conventional wisdom is backwards - you should start with straights and go to DE (should you so desire) after straights because I'm much better with DE now than I was (but I'm drooling to get back to my straights). Absolutely how I feel. I switched from cartridges about three years ago, ...
by timc
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Most useful tool in the kitchen:
Replies: 22
Views: 2554

The coffee pot. My daily workhorse is the Norelco Express, makes me 4 cups, which I enjoy every morning. The big one for when we have a large dinner for the family used to be the 12 cup Norelco, which still works just fine, but now we have the Bunn. I've loved my coffee since I started drinking it ...
by timc
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Off the wagon
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Off the wagon

I've been shaving with a straight exclusively for about four months now, but this past weekend I went away, and rather than take my straight with me, I brought my Merkur HD along for the ride. I have to say I really wanted the straight razor to work for me, but the DE shave was so effortless and smo...
by timc
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: str8 questions: new question 7/8
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: str8 questions

i only use a de but have been kinda looking at str8s. so,,,,the feather str8 that has replaceable blades,,,how does the shaving experience compare between those and a regular str8 razor? i have an old str8 my mother used in her beauty shop. it's the kind that has replaceable blades. can it be used ...
by timc
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The beginning of a journey
Replies: 18
Views: 2636

There are adherents to both camps. I personally prefer to go the way of the brute force. You will have some rough days, rough patches here and there, and red skin on bad days. But like it or not, you will learn faster. Nothing makes you hone up your skills more than the threat of razor burn. Count ...
by timc
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 1st thru June 7th , 2009
Replies: 259
Views: 21094

Sunday:

Kent BK4
Taylor's Rose cream
Starworks Fama 5/8
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Pinaud Clubman
by timc
Wed May 27, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 25 thru May 31, 2009
Replies: 277
Views: 22691

Hump Day:

Kent BK4
Taylor's Rose shaving cream
Starworks Fama 5/8
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Pinaud Clubman
by timc
Mon May 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 25 thru May 31, 2009
Replies: 277
Views: 22691

Monday:

Kent BK4
Taylor's Rose cream
Starworks Fama 5/8
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Pinaud Clubman
Hammam Bouquet

The straight shaves are getting better each day. 8)
by timc
Mon May 18, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 11 thru May 17
Replies: 242
Views: 19395

Sunday Night: Kent BK4 T&H West Indian Limes cream (almost gone! sniff) Starworks Fama 5/8 Thayer's Original witch hazel Feather "Kanwa" ASB Still getting the hang of the straight. I can't quite figure out how to go sideways below the jawline. ATG is a bit of a challenge as well. WTG is much more co...
by timc
Sat May 16, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 11 thru May 17
Replies: 242
Views: 19395

Saturday: Kent BK4 T&H West Indian Limes Starworks Fama 5/8 Thayer's Original witch hazel Pinaud Clubman Tonight I went without a net so to speak, and left my Merkur HD on the shelf. The shave isn't that close, but better than last night. Happily, I haven't drawn any blood yet. Curiosity got the bet...
by timc
Fri May 15, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 11 thru May 17
Replies: 242
Views: 19395

Friday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes
Starworks Fama 5/8
Merkur HD + Gillette 7 O'Clock [Green] (#3)
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Feather "Kanwa" ASB

First straight shave. A little shaky, but no cuts.
by timc
Mon May 11, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 11 thru May 17
Replies: 242
Views: 19395

Monday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Gillette 7 O'Clock blade (#1)
Pinaud Clubman
by timc
Sun May 10, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Curiosity Got The Best Of Me...
Replies: 28
Views: 3686

From this first impression, I feel that it is highly unlikely that a straight will become my daily razor, but it's early days, and I'll keep trying. Ian Having never shaved with a straight myself, I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think you need to have some commitment to it if you want to ha...
by timc
Thu May 07, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD May 4 thru May 10
Replies: 263
Views: 21853

Thursday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#4)
Feather "Kanwa" ASB
by timc
Wed May 06, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD May 4 thru May 10
Replies: 263
Views: 21853

Wednesday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#3)
Feather "Kanwa" ASB
by timc
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 23 thru March 29
Replies: 258
Views: 21641

Thursday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#3)
Feather "Kanwa" ASB
by timc
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - March 9 thru March 15
Replies: 289
Views: 24126

Tuesday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#1)
Sharps Kid Glove after shave gel
by timc
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 26 thru Feb 1, 2009
Replies: 272
Views: 21916

Friday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#5)
Sharps Kid Glove after-shave
by timc
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Jan 26 thru Feb 1, 2009
Replies: 272
Views: 21916

Monday:

Kent BK4
T&H West Indian Limes cream
Merkur HD
Feather blade (#3)
Sharps Kid Glove after shave