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by drmoss_ca
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 30 - December 6
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: SOTD November 30 - December 6

Mappin & Webb wedge, homemade soap, Simpson X2L, Truefitt & Hill Freshman:

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by drmoss_ca
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 30 - December 6
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: SOTD November 30 - December 6

Zowada O1 custom, Kent soap, Rooney finest, Penhaligon's English Fern:

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by drmoss_ca
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 81
Views: 3786

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Well, you have seen what happened in the SOTD threads. Coticule-only is very sharp, but leaves the face a bit raw. At least, that's true for my coticule and my technique. YMMV etc. Lately, I have finished on the 2k-lapped Spyderco UF, rather than the 2k-lapped Black Arkansas. I'm still not certain a...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 30 - December 6
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: SOTD November 30 - December 6

Last of the Ada's Soap Shop - lavender this time. W&B chopper, Apothecary Shop brush and Taylor's Lavender Water:

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by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lockdown Razor Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: The Lockdown Razor Cut

Oh, I can supply blood. Seems that a combo of low platelets and the anti-platelet action - like aspirin - of ibrutinib, means that the slightest skin damage will bleed and bleed. Well, my blood has certainly gone bad, so I might as well be rid of it.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Moving back to Hard Soaps
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Moving back to Hard Soaps

Sounds like you have chosen seven very reliable soaps! I like them all.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 30 - December 6
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: SOTD November 30 - December 6

Zowada O1 custom, Ada's Soap Shop Peppermint, Simpson PJ3, Taylor's Eton College:

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by drmoss_ca
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lockdown Razor Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 111

The Lockdown Razor Cut

Anyone remember the razor cut in the 1960's? I've been locked down a bit longer than most of you, given my non-existent immune system. Since I still grow hair - thank goodness! - I have to cut it somehow. I daresay my lovely wife would try, just as she tries to cook. But the world is not yet ready f...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

Well I never got a reply from Maurer and Wirtz. Not even a non-committal statement of the kind one might expect from a profit-oriented business.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 30 - December 6
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: SOTD November 29 - December 5

Mappin & Webb wedge, Ada's Soap Shop Rose, Simpson PJ3, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur:

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by drmoss_ca
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

And moving back to the very best, W&B chopper, Ada's Soap Shop Santalum, Rooney Finest, Trumper Sandalwood: SOTD281120.jpg I'm not sure of the status of Ada's Soaps. Made by Patrick Jilek when he lived in Alberta, and stearate based, they are very good. Last I heard he had moved to BC, and was makin...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

To be fair coticule>chrome>UF beats coticule>chrome. Now coticule>chrome>UF>chrome would be the next logical step if I wanted to be that thorough. I'm sure it's just that the chrome paste is too fine to do much to a coticule edge. Maybe it would add something to a UF edge. The lesson here, at least ...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

Final day with the Hart 7/8, honed at first with a coticule, then with the addition of green chrome paste, and finally with the Spyderco UF. Clearly better with the UF than with chrome paste. Homemade soap in a large scuttle, Omega boar, and Penhaligon Opus 1870:

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by drmoss_ca
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

Continuing an experiment in coticule honing of not overly-hard O1 steel, here is a Hart 7/8, honed on the coticule, then given 20 passes on green chrome, and stropped. Soap is Plisson in a lovely briarwood bowl (actually a bowl made from a bole!), Rooney finest and Trumper Curzon:

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by drmoss_ca
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

Robert William's The Purist, homemade soap in large scuttle, Simpson PJ3, Trumper Wellington: SOTD241120.jpg Once again, the coticule-only shave is very sharp, very close, and a little raw. No doubt it will sort out with a few days of stropping for double the usual. And maybe then the razor would sh...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 91
Views: 11685

Re: A Cook's Diary

Una sarten con alubias y huevos:

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by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 81
Views: 3786

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

As my SOTD posts have noted, the Livi gave a very close and sharp shave off the coticule, but not as comfortable as one likes: a bit raw. It got better over three days of thorough stropping, and is now giving close and comfy shaves. Not as sensationless as the big Zowada O1. Damasteel isn't dreadful...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 23 - November 29
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: SOTD November 23 - November 29

Livi Damasteel 7/8 briarwood, Klar Kabinett Sport, Simpson Major, L'Artisan Parfumeur Vetiver:

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by drmoss_ca
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Calculating the bevel angle
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Calculating the bevel angle

You're correct that if you have a straight spine but a smiling edge, the bevel angle will vary, and be a bit larger at the point and the heel, simply because the distance is less between the edge and spine in those places. This will be mitigated if a curving stroke is used for honing, as the edge me...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 91
Views: 11685

Re: A Cook's Diary

The leaves are an acquired taste - very peppery, but not unpleasant.