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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: 7
Views: 121

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: 15
Views: 244

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: 15
Views: 244

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: 15
Views: 244

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: 4
Views: 97

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: 12
Views: 268

Re: A Guessing Game

Early leaf spring suspension for times when you take your razor off-road.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Colonial Razors General in Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: WTB Colonial Razors General in Brass

According to our rules it will have to be a sale and not a trade until you have 25 posts.
Good luck in your search - I do like my brass General.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: "Poverty meals"
Replies: 29
Views: 4857

Re: "Poverty meals"

This one's a great tradition in the north-east of England: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/panackelty-my-grandmas-baked-corned-beef-and-potatoes-423393 And it's delicious. And from the borderlands my mother brought down a recipe for corned beef, onion and mashed potato pie, which is OK hot, but...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?

Whilst we mix and match heads and handles, I have been using a bulbous Jagger handle on my brass General. It is lighter overall, and alters the balance so the weight is in the head rather than the handle. Brass General head with blade 58g Brass General handle 72g Jagger handle 57g http://drmoss.ca/W...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: English Cream Buns

All gone, I'm afraid, but if you want to drool, here's today's dessert - a lemon meringue pie:

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Yummy!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 21
Views: 1118

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

No reason at all to believe in the concept of a 'gateway' drug. That's just silly.

As for any medical claim for any constituent of marijuana, just ask for the same level of evidence that is required for any drug that comes to market (and good luck finding it!) Sans evidence, don't claim you have it.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 407

English Cream Buns

When there was pocket money to be spent, the choice was Southampton, lardy cake, custard pie or cream bun if it was going to be spent in the bakery. Pippa asked me to make her proper English cream buns for her birthday, so I had to get cracking. These are a rounded bun the size of a cricket ball, sh...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Home Roasting Coffee Beans

I believe there have been a couple of threads in the past from those who caught the bug. I recently decided to try it out and found a store in Toronto that would sell me green beans at around half the price of roasted coffee beans in a supermarket. Shipping was free and so I have five assorted pound...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Photos on SMF
Replies: 18
Views: 5327

Re: Photos on SMF

Sadly, that brush is till too big to fit on one screen without scrolling! I'm using an MBP 13". Not a problem, though, given my dislike of synthetic brushes. Perfectly happy to consume every part of a pig except for the squeak, as we used to say in Wiltshire, and I can't see why the most avid protec...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Geoducks
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Geoducks

Ooh, nasty! I bet the first person to eat one was very brave and very hungry!
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I believe the Jagger/Muhle soaps were made by Haslinger at one time, but I think that might have changed.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1379

Re: Endeavour

Second, when the young Morse got shot in the leg, they stated that he'd likely end up with a permanent limp. This explains why the elder Morse does just that, even though it's almost imperceptible. I am of the opinion that it is an artificial limb, and the writers of Endeavour were creating an expl...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper Skye
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Trumper Skye

Skye isn't so much the dark horse from Trumper's stable, but a screaming pink unicorn. One is surprised they make it; it is unexpected. It certainly would seem to fit the story of an attempt to be modern, but I don't know if that's entirely true. It does not contain whatever that evil 'oceanic' synt...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Photograph your creations!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Photograph your creations!

This dates back many years and came from a family member.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Photograph your creations!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Photograph your creations!

Maybe the recipe is well-known, or perhaps you can't be bothered to write it out and describe it, but it is quick and easy to snap a photo and show us! This is what I did yesterday morning - a loaf of no-knead wholewheat bread and a custard pie (not the throwing kind! A baked egg and milk custard fl...