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by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Mystery Pics

Shaves keep on getting better. I hope to god I get to use this razor long enough for it get blunt. One of these days the hematologist is going to ban me again for my low platelets (I'm happy to risk that, I don't cut myself) or the bugger will start the bendamustine and there'll be no beard to shave...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Nice knot
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Nice knot

Nice rasta colours on the handle! Looking at the knot I'd swear it has been dyed to make it a two band. As were many of the no-longer-available classic brushes.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Straight Razor Honing
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Straight Razor Honing

Gentlemen, Tim Zowada sent me this link: https://www.zowadaknives.com/jnat-razor-honing-service As you will see if you visit, I have a razor honed on his Japanese natural stones. I'm very impressed with it and quite despondent that I shall never own such stones. He tells me he can't advertise on the...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: New blade bad shave

If you bend the edge right over, yes, but that's hard to do. And the rounded bevel caused by using pasted strops won't matter a bit as long as the edge is sharp. You can avoid problems in strop tension by using a paddle strop, which works very well. If you prefer a hanging strop, I'd start with the ...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Mystery Pics

Some glamour shots:

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by drmoss_ca
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 541
Views: 77243

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

I'm afraid it will get boring for a long time to come as I don't see any reason to use any razor other than the last one I showed. Eventually curiosity and adventure will make me try some others, but right now I have my Grail Razor.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: More Medjool Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: More Medjool Dates

Waldorf made, quiche made, wife retrieved from airport. Thunderbirds are go! http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/P3190747.jpg Actually made the quiche yesterday, and since I had a handyman coming for a leaky sink supply (I'm not smart enough to make PEX connectors fit the banned polybutylene pipes), so I ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: More Medjool Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 156

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: 56560

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: 7
Views: 156

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: 7208

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: 105

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: 672

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: 30
Views: 1451

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: 7
Views: 429

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: 541
Views: 77243

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: 30
Views: 1451

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: 541
Views: 77243

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: 3623

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: 3623

Re: I made this soap

Cooking up an order for TZ today:
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