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by drmoss_ca
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

My memory did manage to dig out the fact that in the Drawers of Shame I have a couple of empty Taylors soap stick containers, so I warmed and softened a couple of sticks of my homemade soap and now have two shaving sticks of Mk.III soap. I think I'd better go and try one of them out... (Later)...it ...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Playing with paddle strops again

Yes, I could do that, but it seems a shame just to carry on as if at home. The trips tend to be 3-5 days long. Once a month Pippa works in Sydney, Cape Breton for a couple of days, and there's usually some conferences and meetings, so when the weather is nice it's an excuse to take her in the Miata....
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Playing with paddle strops again
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Playing with paddle strops again

I don't know how many strops I have - wait a moment, of course I know - too many! But lately I have been enjoying daily old-fashioned straight shaves (one pass downwards with a soap stick, then going horizontally across the cheeks and chin alone with just water) and it all seems simple enough to tak...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/breadandbutterpudding.jpg Bread and Butter pudding http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/breadpudding.JPG Bread Pudding http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/NelsonSlice.jpg As they point out, a dry form of bread pudding is the Nelson Slice, a concoction still served as a dessert with...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I believe your 'sweet gravy' is known in the UK as 'instant custard'. All I ever knew for custard when young, it came from the Birds Co in a tub and required mixing with milk and careful slow warming. I was fascinated with it as the cornflour in it made it non-Newtonian as you stirred; runny if pour...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

I have all sorts of Somerset Simpsons and other brushes I once found delightful. These days, though, an Omega boar is just what I look forward to with each shave. Silly, really, but there you are.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Found: Creed Royal Oud
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Found: Creed Royal Oud

I'll be very interested to hear what you make of it. Oud(h) is strong stuff, and not very distant from the distinctive animalic scent that Creed feels belongs in everything. It might be better than ever, or just more Creed-ish than ever.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor

I'm generally not impressed with oils used alone for shaving. I admit, that if you soften your beard with a detergent or soap and lots of hot water, you can then shave with some oil. It might even make a minimal volume solution for those travelling very light and staying in hotels where a bottle of ...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

Ive been lucky enough to snag a vintage bottle of this stuff, a 100ml splash bottle with two royal appointments and not the one with only one (an earlier version I think). I do not have the most advanced nose but I thought it smelled rather similar to TOBS 74 Original, which maybe isn't that weird ...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Here, fishy, fishy....

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A smoked salmon, onion and potato pie. Sadly, my attempt at a fish is more like a whale!
by drmoss_ca
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Old Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Old Video

Curiously, I have this week been playing with the very first pair of razors I bought - Dovo faux-damascus stainless steel 5/8 with Micarta scales. I knew no better, and soon discovered they had relatively heavy scales so they were a bit awkward for a beginner, and the stainless blades were well bey...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to the Hart razors
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: Back to the Hart razors

I did get an e-mail from Tim offering a damascus blade instead of the tool steel I had requested. Thing is, I have eight Zowada damascus blades and there's little point in adding a ninth. So I stuck to my guns and replied that the tool steel (O1) is what I want, and repeated the offer of an 'out' in...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Old Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Old Video

Scary to see him shaving without stretching his old, lax skin. Maybe he needed the handheld magnifying mirror as he could no longer see well enough to manage with a flat hanging mirror. I have more and more sympathy with shaving to look 'clean' and not trying for a BBS. Your skin generally looks hea...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

Ah, good old Portra 160 VC. The newer stuff's not bad, though. What? There was a brush in there somewhere?

C. :D
by drmoss_ca
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

A big brush? How about this one on the left:

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That's a Vulfix window display brush (the other two are Shavemacs for those who like long handles. The one in the middle has an XXL knot for size reference).
by drmoss_ca
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 642

Re: Return to Simplicity

churchilllafemme wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Thanks. What is in these marvelous pills?
Nothing at all - placebos can be used to treat wives as well as shavers!
by drmoss_ca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 642

Re: Return to Simplicity

....and only enough soaps and creams to last me for the final 10 years or so of wet shaving that my wife will allow me. Wife or life? If the former, what will she do to you or your razors one day ten years hence? :shock: Ah, well, she's the boss regarding some subjects, including my health. I have ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 19
Views: 642

Re: Return to Simplicity

churchilllafemme wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:00 pm
....and only enough soaps and creams to last me for the final 10 years or so of wet shaving that my wife will allow me.
Wife or life? If the former, what will she do to you or your razors one day ten years hence? :shock:
by drmoss_ca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ear muffs (sound reduction)
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Ear muffs (sound reduction)

Anytime you get some ringing (tinnitus) after noise exposure, you have lost some hearing. Having only half my right ear working, and total deafness on the left, I have to be paranoid about preserving what's left. So ear muffs when mowing or using power tools, and either noise-cancelling headphones o...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: A Guessing Game
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: A Guessing Game

Early leaf spring suspension for times when you take your razor off-road.