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by drmoss_ca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: More Medjool Dates
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: More Medjool Dates

You inspired me to go out and buy the ingredients, so when Pippa comes home on Tuesday after three weeks in Kenya I shall offer her a spinach and cheese quiche with Waldorf on the side. Worth coming home for!
by drmoss_ca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 56462

Re: Rolling My Own

I've still got a lot of it left, but it's as hard as nails and I'm using it as a bath soap now, having a fresh batch of soft stuff (unscented) to use for shaving.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: More Medjool Dates
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: More Medjool Dates

Makings of an excellent Waldorf salad there. My version is chopped dates, chopped celery, chopped apple, crushed walnuts and mayonnaise. Tastes even better the next day, but doesn't look so good. Haven't done that for years, so thanks for the reminder!
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Photos on SMF
Replies: 21
Views: 7145

Re: Photos on SMF

No need to disturb your granddaughter, Gary. The composer's Attachments pane is unreliable in that it will cope with one image perfectly well, but if you add more it forgets the first and so on. It lets you do it, and it might even preview it OK, but the final post will be screwed up. If you want to...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Back to Thiers Issard

Good hard steel can make a hollow ground razor feel much stiffer, and TI Eagles with the old Sheffield 'silver' steel are good that way. As are the Eskilstuna steel Bergischer Lowe and Damasteel razors. I've become one of those embarrassing bigoted old folk: I despise blades that "twang". Bows shoul...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Prep Revolution

None intended! Flocci-, nauci-, nihil-, and pili- are all stems meaning something very small. In the case of pili-, it is also involved in the etymology of the latin word for a hair. As in the erector pili , those tiny muscles that make your hair stand on end when you are frightened. Perhaps you can...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New blade bad shave

I only give them away to new users who seem like they will stick with it. In this case I was sorry that the OP had been, perhaps, taken in by one of the many self-appointed honing experts on the internet. But he seems to have wandered away.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Mystery Pics

Since we all like 'happy endings' - look here.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

This one is rather special, as the razor that arrived today has been three years and three months in the making. Tim Zowada has stopped taking custom orders, and makes what he feels like these days, and I can't say I blame him as it can't be much fun to deal with picky customers. But since we had be...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 27
Views: 1396

Re: New blade bad shave

Sadly, I've heard nothing so the Super Gnome has gone back to the hoard in the basement. :cry:
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Big Daddy, Somerset E3, new batch of MkIII Shaving Soap, No.89:

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by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I made this soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3600

Re: I made this soap

Sorry, Tim Zowada, the knife and razor maker.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I made this soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3600

Re: I made this soap

Cooking up an order for TZ today:
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by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

TZ damascus mammoth ivory, Coates Lime, L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh:
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by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

TZ damascus, Trumper Coconut, Crown Perfumery Eau de Russe:

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by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?

Pauldog wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:18 pm
brothers wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Bill - =D>

I'm a little slow, but I just got it.
"Smooth as a baby's bottom."
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

The Wacker damascus from hell made an appearance today. I've been honing it for years, and am slowly getting there. It now shaves ATG very closely, but not effortlessly where my beard resists most, just under the chin. It's the prettiest razor, with highly polished and very lightly etched damascus, ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Need help!

Hello again, Thanks for getting back to me! I am definitely here to learn. Actually the last shave before the edge broke down actually shaved very well.When I did the refreshing it brought the edge back to feeling like new. That's what has me puzzled? This may sound crazy but I actually write down ...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Need help!

Hi, I am relatively new to straight razors shaving. I'm just over 100 shaves in. I wasn't in a hurry to learn honing. I just wanted to learn the stropping and shaving part first, and to see if I was in this for the long hall. Well I did make up my mind and I decided I was in it for the long hall. S...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77020

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

I've a pretty clear idea of what my favourite razors are by now, and I really ought to release a couple of hundred less-favoured razors back onto the market. Fly, my pretties! Fly!