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by drmoss_ca
Sat May 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Ern 1166
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Ern 1166

No its ground the same on both sides - i believe its just the camera angle. Later i will try and post a better cross section view of the razor. These razor have a very rounded point - i thought it maybe a half hollow - but the very prounouced round point may make it look like a half hollow. What is...
by drmoss_ca
Sat May 25, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Starting over with an open blade

Congratulations on the job and the shaves!
by drmoss_ca
Sat May 25, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Ern 1166
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Ern 1166

Here's the photo as it is hard to link to: 1zo821f.jpg It's fully hollowed. It looks asymmetric though, but this might just be the camera angle. There were German straights (by Puma) that were hollowed on one side only and intended for use as microtomes, not shaving. I have one and can attest that i...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?

It's a bit hard to tell from the out of focus photo, but I'm guessing you find you have both redness and remaining stubble? The hot shower first is good, the pre-shave oil adds nothing but probably harms nothing either, AOS cream is OK. We're left with the razor. Multi-blade razors are a bit harder ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Zoysia

Good Lord! How do you chaps obtain a good bowling green or cricket crease? I know you must have some experience of these important matters as Louis Armstrong told me about Long Gone John:

by drmoss_ca
Fri May 17, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Strange Event
Replies: 6
Views: 115

A Strange Event

Pippa works mainly in a town named after the inventor of biowarfare(!) about an hour's drive away. It's needful to make plans for her when she's got rid of me, and there's no reason for her to stay in our current location. So she looked around closer to Amherst and found a smaller home in a pleasant...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Project House

I remember planting a tiny blue spruce in the garden after we built this place. It's nearly as tall as the house now!
C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 10, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Back to Thiers Issard

Agreed, and as I said above, there may be less metal to remove, but it's easier to deform a flexible edge when honing and you end up removing metal from the top of the bevel instead of from the edge. Harder steels can be hollow ground without this problem, and silent-shaving hollow blades can be fou...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 10, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Starting over with an open blade

My favourite chrome paste is the HandAmerican Liquid Chrome, but I don't think you can get it any more. Second place goes to Thiers Issard Chromox, available at Fendrihan. If you need help with honing send them to me, or if you want the ultimate edge, use Tim Zowada's new honing service. I also have...
by drmoss_ca
Thu May 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Starting over with an open blade

The shaving part will come quickly, just don't expect perfection right away. Start out with single pass WTG shaves. When you want to go XTG in those spots where the stubble remains you'll need to be sure of your edge being properly sharp, or it will tug.

Let me know if you need any help.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Announcements
Topic: Server Upgrade - SMF may be unavailable
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Server Upgrade - SMF may be unavailable

Between 4:00pm and 7:00pm PDT today our host is upgrading the server, so SMF may be unavailable. Normal operations will resume afterwards.

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by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?

I grew up on the Marlborough Downs where the water comes from chalk boreholes, and is extremely hard. Kettles died furry deaths after a short span and bathtubs inevitably had scum floating around after the soap met the water. Cleaning off the tidemark was necessary after every bath. A razor was cove...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

The anti-vaxxers seems to think that way too. Just imagine if it were smallpox we hadn't quite eradicated rather than measles. People would be dying in thousands thanks to them. As far as I'm concerned the past is a lovely place, but best visited in memory. After all, the first patient to receive pe...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Off topic, slightly: This thread reminds me of my childhood in a way. My parents had a hand crank coffee grinder that sat on our coffee table in the living room. It was a decoration of sorts, never used. I dimly recall my mother telling me as a very young boy that the iron in the mechanism was pres...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hot Cross Buns
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Hot Cross Buns

They look shiny as they have just been painted with a sugar glaze and it hasn't dried yet:
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Easy to make!
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Oh my - another rabbit hole. What about the grind? I got a small hand operated burr grinder or Christmas - would that be enough to do the job for a full pot? Sure, but eventually you might get tired of cranking it. If you use a French press there will be a lot less grinding as a very coarse grind i...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

Aye, Gary, madness indeed to base it all on saving money ! Whatever you have spent, you spent it, at least, on products and experiences you wanted to try, rather than just pouring your cash into the gaping maw of Gillette to buy the shaving equivalent of Kraft Dinner. As you may recall, I started wi...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

I graduated to a machine that is essentially a modified popcorn maker with built in timer and control of fan speed, a FreshRoast SR500. I buy green beans ten pounds at a time from buycoffeecanada.com and have stuck with their Columbian Supremo. It's no gourmet bean, and is quite cheap, but does well...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Though I do like the mild verbena smell of Williams. Verbena? Interesting - I thought it was citronella, or something like that. It also occurs to me that living in the Austin area with a water softener might make the water decent enough to get lather. Last time I tried Williams was 5+ years ago, w...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 12 thru December 18, 2011
Replies: 138
Views: 13124

Re: SOTD: December 12 thru December 18, 2011

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:46 pm
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Edit:
Ha! A stupid human bot, thinking copying and pasting his spam from another thread into this one will work. Alice has been re-chained.