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by drmoss_ca
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Breadknifing before honing

If the edge was very uneven prior to honing I could see that starting with the whole edge at the same level would help. We really need your blades under a microscope before and after the bread-knifing! Do irregularities break off, or simply bend over?
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: electric shaver

Man, did you end up on the wrong forum! This place is dedicated to wet shaving with proper razors. All we're going to do here is to try to convince you to use a straight razor or a double edged safety razor and some decent shaving soap with a brush.

Apart from that small matter - welcome!
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Welcome! Sadly I doubt you'll find anyone here would admit to using anything called 'Manscaped'! We prefer to shear a badger, make some soap, hone our straights and enjoy shaving bliss of a kind utterly unknown to the Manscaped. At the least, I hope you'll consider using a DE safety razor, but if yo...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: A Vagrant

This is still in Tatamagouche, not Amherst yet. Last summer I brought the bird feeders in when the trichomonosis started. Large flocks of goldfinches, redpolls and evening grosbeaks just disappeared, with a few sick birds trying to feed and dying on the deck. Threw out the contaminated contents and ...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: A Vagrant

This one is another newcomer who shouldn't still be here, I believe it is a female northern oriole (aka Baltimore oriole).

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by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 31
Views: 4870

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

They are not amused:
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However, they do look like they might provide a new source of shaving brush hair....
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 31
Views: 4870

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Probably tastes best on a Friday!
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: A Vagrant

We now have two Cardinals, both male. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49333625727_8a08239eb8_c.jpg And another rarity that generally doesn't make it to NS, a Yellow Breasted Chat: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49298758298_018b180a26_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49299450782_57a...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 31
Views: 4870

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Pauldog wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 am
And in researching this, I just learned that catfish aren't kosher. Uh-oh.
And according to the catholic church puffins are fish, as are beavers and capybara - at least for purposes of being eaten on a Friday. I'd rather eat fish than any of those three, and I'm not a catholic!
by drmoss_ca
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

The Zowada tool steel straight razor would be it for me. It ticks all the boxes for how a straight should shave and sharpen, with the added thrill that Tim has said it will be the only one he ever makes.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Coconut Bread Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Coconut Bread Pudding

Looks lovely! And, I'd say, technically, that's a bread and butter pudding rather than a bread pudding. For those who aren't sure, a bread and butter pudding is soft and wet, with the bread suspended in generous amounts of egg custard, whereas a bread pudding is like a reconstituted bread - firm, ma...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: WTB: Empty Wooden Floris Shave Bowl

I have bought dozens of the non-Floris bowl pictured on the right, probably from amazon or eBay, when populating the shelves of shame - I could fit soaps that didn't come in a bowl into them and end up with more soaps altogether on the shelves. I do have a Floris bowl, with old tallow No.89 soap in ...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mobile Barber Shop
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Mobile Barber Shop

Elin Yakov builds limousines in Toronto, and restores old Triumphs (his 'rusty beauties') on the side. This video shows a specialist vehicle he has just completed which would make for a decent shave and a haircut when on the road:



Nice!
by drmoss_ca
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

I hadn't realised I was looking at the re-incarnated Coates. I probably won't bother with it then.

The odd thing is that after finding half a dozen little black plastic tubs of samples from Colonial Drug, I can't remember ever buying anything there. Maybe someone else gave them to me.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Duff Pastry?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Duff Pastry?

This is a new concept to me, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across it in their locales. 'Duff' to me implies a steamed pudding - flour, suet and raisins, say, for Wiltshire's Figgy Duff aka Plum Pudding. The figs and the plums are actually raisins in both; get over it. But I lately came across...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

Oddly I came across a bunch of samples of shaving creams from Colonial drug. Years old, I threw most away as I wasn't interested in things I had been sent unrequested. But one, one alone, made me keep it as I had forgotten it existed and it sounds odd. Coates Rosemary and Tea Tree cream. It doesn't ...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: New cologne from Trumper (Havana)
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: New cologne from Trumper (Havana)

They have to keep up with the loons at Penhaligon's who are having an absolute durchfall of modern nonsense at the expense of their older scents.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Iron, Steel and Battleships
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Iron, Steel and Battleships

Those of you read my mutterings in the straight razor forum may have picked up a little bit of the metallurgy of iron and steel. A very little bit as I'm fairly ignorant on the topic. If it interests you at all, here is a quick video about the same issues as applied to the development of armour plat...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: KFC Fire Log
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: KFC Fire Log

Sorry, Gary. Carried away by my dislike for profit-hungry companies that sell unhealthy nonsense.