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by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 64

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: 521
Views: 74948

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!
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: frozen dessert
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: frozen dessert

Once only, and very many years ago, I made sorbet with the classic French egg white recipe. It was OK, but I didn't really know what I was doing. I confess to having a cheat-machine for the job. Not this one, but very similar, and dirt cheap from a Superstore: 6b33481d-5ff4-44a0-b5f4-b1e065371c69_1....
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Croissants
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Croissants

I was very surprised with how much the second rise blew them up - if there's a next time they go on two oven trays. Good tip re chocolate chips - not my thing but Pippa would go weak at the knees over them. Marmalade is the only way for me though.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Crock pot stock

Dried beans take 40 minutes in my conventional pressure cooker, and that's with cooling it at twenty minutes, adding more water and cooling it again at the end. Cooling is pretty quick as I can place the whole thing in the sink and run cold water over the outside, which would be impossible with an e...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 521
Views: 74948

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Big Daddy is back! Wearing a new set of ebony scales: http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/Big%20Daddy.JPG I was surprised to see and feel the large step between the wedge and the scales (easily visible in the photo), which have not been sanded into contiguity on a wheel, and the sharp and catchy rivet wor...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Crock pot stock

Interesting articles on stock-making. Since I principally cook for a vegetarian, I don't get to make chicken stock, and fish stock is pretty much only good for fish dishes, so it comes to vegetable stock, which is hard to make very tasty as the umami-quality is lacking unless you make a special effo...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Croissants
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Croissants

I have never lived in France or Quebec. The freshest croissants I have ever had are probably those made by the kitchens at The Royal York, and they may have been an hour or two old; cold, dry and chewy. Yet I kept hearing about people who felt it worth the effort to arrive at the door of the patisse...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Croissants
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Croissants

I'm not sure I'd recommend this more than once - I started last night at 8pm, and got up at 4am to finish the job. Very shortly these will be gone, with the help of a pot of home made marmalade!

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I followed the instructions in this video:

by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Crock pot stock

What a good idea!
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Damascus for a straight razor?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Damascus for a straight razor?

My Livis are from ~2005 - 2010. I have no complaints about them, although they aren't the easiest blades to sharpen. That stainless steel is tough in the technical sense. I have read mutterings that the Maestro has passed on the blade-making to his (?)son, and that more practice and experience is ne...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 589
Views: 64633

Re: Joke of the Day

GA Russell wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:00 pm
I remember seeing Tony Randall discuss this concept with David Letterman. He said that for every famous shibboleth there is another one that says the opposite.

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(snip)
If you like proverbs, you'll enjoy this story: The Proverbial Murder Mystery.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Damascus for a straight razor?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Damascus for a straight razor?

There are many many versions of damascus steel used in straight razors, so you'll have to give some thought to what you're looking for. There's pre-made billets of Swedish stainless damascus as used by Maestro Livi, all the way to traditionally made carbon steel damascus as made by Tim Zowada, and a...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Mystery Pics

Pauldog wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:00 pm
What does the extra width (or whatever you call that dimension) do for the shave?
It goes through neck vertebrae more easily.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Mystery Pics

http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6424.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6449.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6452.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6459.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6462.jpg 17/16, quarter hollow, O1 steel, round point, Honduran rosewood, mammoth ivory wedge...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

There's definitely something that can happen to soaps that might match that description. I have a drawer full of old Woods of Windsor shaving soap, which I like for its tallowy goodness. But I also like the scent and have used some as bath soaps. Either way, it makes less and less lather as time goe...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: New blade bad shave

The paradox is this: the razor isn't as sharp, but the resulting shave feels smoother and lasts longer. The explanation is that the straight edge frays the tips of the cut hairs, making them less spiky and softer to the touch. You see the same thing with less aggressive DE blades compared to super s...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: New blade bad shave

...so I've honed and stropped a TI 5/8 Super Gnome half hollow. Had a very comfortable two pass shave with it, sterilised, re-stropped and oiled the blade. The oil can be very lightly and carefully wiped off the edge before use, but it's non-toxic and won't do any harm if you leave it there. It is a...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: New blade bad shave

That's no good at all. Don't judge what a straight can do by that experience. Let's see what we can do...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)

Thank you; I never knew the old watery stuff, which was excellent, was ever in a pump bottle.