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by drmoss_ca
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Soupe au pistou

Our basil didn't grow this year, but I still have bottles of home made pesto in the freezer from last year. Surprisingly useful to cook with as well as being eaten on bread.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Five Days in October
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Five Days in October

It just occurred to me that a single week in October holds the anniversaries of three rather important battles. 21st - Battle of Trafalgar (1805), still celebrated by the RN each year as Trafalgar Day with toasts to "The Immortal Memory" of Admiral Lord Nelson. 23rd - Second Battle of El Alamein (19...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Ancient North American cultures

You don't even have to do that, Gary. You can figure it out by using the complex mathematics developed by evolutionary biologists. People imagine that since we have two parents, four grandparents and eight grandparents etc that we are related to more and more people as we look further back, but the ...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: When We Were Young
Replies: 10
Views: 3646

Re: When We Were Young

I've had good luck with some cheap scanners from Pacific Image - I think the last one was a 3650u. But I've been lucky enough to have some nice ones too. Konica Minolta 4500 MkI and MkII, and a Nikon 9000 which is still my backup scanner for negatives and what I would have used for mounted transpare...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Paper Negatives
Replies: 21
Views: 6042

Re: Paper Negatives

The only pinhole camera I've ever had was one I made from a shoebox and some tracing paper for looking at a solar eclipse. My 10x8" camera is now sold, and the 4x5" is up for sale. Have to clear things away. :(
by drmoss_ca
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Ancient North American cultures

To add to Louis' remark, if you haven't read Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, you should. Diamond has his faults and is susceptible to finding evidence that suits his arguments (as are we all), but I can't find much to criticise in GG&S. The books starts with the observation that societies/cu...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat

I've no experience of that combination, but chemically there should be no issues. I'd go so far as to say the mechanical scrubbing would be more of a threat than the alcohol. Metals do not dissolve in alcohols.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

I'd go for the General rather than the Cobra if I had to have just one.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

It's the blades - Feather blades are sharper than those from other manufacturers, both in the case of DE blades and shaper blades. Many people say they are too sharp, but if tamed with the right geometry razor, or a very careful hand if the shaper blades are used in the Artists' Club, they provide v...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Older guys and mild razors

While I can do it happily with a straight, any attempt at going ATG on my neck with a safety razor causes ingrown hairs. Presumably the hair exits the skin at a very small angle, and when the cut end is sharp it tends to dig in. So I stop on my neck after the first downward pass. Perhaps a Mennonite...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Sharpening Kitchen Knives

I have done that, using the steel edge first with usual pressure, then edge trailing with very light pressure. I agree it can add an extra level of sharpness, but one that is really for knife geeks rather than a chef. Sharp enough is what I need, rather than the sharpest!
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

No, but then I have a large stash of Feather Professionals left over from the days of the Artists Club. These I can use in an unmodified Cobra and the General.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Sharpening Kitchen Knives

I have a set of Porsche Design knives , which are elegant but not so easy to sharpen, being stainless. After a bit of experimentation, I have settled on the following method. 1. If really dull, I use a pair of combination Norton stones 220/1000 and 4000/8000, freehanding the desired angle. Generally...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

PM me with your address, then.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Cobra Conversion

I'm down to my last pack of 20 Professional Super blades, and I think I'll swap the modified Cobra into my travel kit. It might take a long time to use them, as I don't travel much anymore, and there will be a period of no sharp shaving implements coming up before long (low platelets). At that point...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pink Cadillac
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Pink Cadillac

We all ridin' on the freeway of love in a pink cadillac!
by drmoss_ca
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1079

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

I don't get why people care for this soap. Very thin lather and a strange scent.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dutchies!
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: Dutchies!

Well done! So much nicer than a bought doughnut too.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Cooking with power outage

So we survived, with the loss of a thirty year old linden tree we planted that snapped right though its 10" trunk. Today we drove from Tatamagouche, NS, to Amherst NS and then on to Sackville NB to inspect the properties that are either being being bought or sold to allow my widow-to-be to settle in...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Cooking with power outage

Power on and off the last few hours. I mentioned to the boss that there was a traditional way of coping with power outages, but I was rebuffed in short order! Prepared food will be heated over rocket stove. While we have no power and no wifi, we still have cellular connections. Wish us luck, everyon...