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by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Boots for heavy rain
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Boots for heavy rain

I use Blundstone boots from Australia for wet and inclement weather, some nice soft Mongolian camel skin boots for comfort when walking excessive distances (I bought three pairs from marks.com as they were so fantastic, but are no longer available. I can walk comfortably for hours in them), and almo...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Williams Redux

Rather like the noxious (for me) Mitchell's Wool Fat.

Sad, but true.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Williams Redux

I have one or two of these pucks, now about 13 years old. How much glycerine shall I need? L1000435.jpg That was 2005. Probably half a dozen have been scattered here and there as washroom handsoaps since. Likely 36 left. No rational person ought to shave with this voluntarily, and it might qualify a...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Tortas de Aceite
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Tortas de Aceite

I don't know if these delicious olive oil biscuits/cookies ever came across to the Spanish-influenced culture of the southern US, having first met them in Andalusia. Sugary, flaky and aniseed flavoured. Delicious with an aperitif, perhaps as the last bite of your tapas. They are also easy to make, i...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Sounds to me as if you should be ceremonially stripped of all your straight razors and banned from posting in straight razor forums! I have a General too. I agree it is a lovely safety razor. I still feel there is some point - some satisfaction - in trying to attain perfection by my own hand. If you...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Texas Moss vs. G20 Scuttle
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Texas Moss vs. G20 Scuttle

That constitutes an adequate reason to changes wives in most states and all shaving forums.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Still having fun? Sort of, I suppose, in a technical kind of way. Certainly not in the quality of the shave. After reading carefully several times and making notes, here's what I did this time: 1000 grit stone (Norton) 20 edge trailing laps; 4000 grit stone (Norton) 20 edge trailing laps; Denim str...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

The Friodur did very well today. I did not eschew the linen, but did 60 strokes (or 30 passes) on it as per normal, followed by 60/30 on the Red Russian, and then for good measure, another 60/30 on a resurrected Old Dog. I got as good a shave as one can get from a full hollow razor, which means exac...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Your prediction, Chris, was pretty much on. The Wacker shaves, but not very well. The two Dovo stainless razors, did better, and the TI damascus did very, very well. I think the issue is the recommendation to avoid the linen strop after using paste, as so often sharp edges feel better after a bit of...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Coarse diamond > metal polish > diamond spray doesn't sound like a test of the method described, Gary, but I hope you have a nice shave!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Well I've done it wrongly for two razors, and had oversharp shaves that have come around. 'Wrongly' meaning I skimmed and followed the examples of the worst hones that could be used (1200 diamond plate), and yet they still gave results on the scanning electron microscope and they did, in fact, work....
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle failure
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Muhle failure

Always remember to be gentle when tightening threads, especially if brass or aluminium, as this is what will happen sooner or later.

Glad they sent you a new one so quickly!

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Now I'm obsessing over this! I read the blog over again and realise I missed the simplified method, which seems to be: 1. 20 back and forth laps on a 1K stone (I used a Shapton Pro 1k) 2. 20 edge-trailing laps on a medium grit stone to make a tall, thin burr (I used a Shapton Pro 5k) 3. Strop on den...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

The three razors I have in mind are: 1. My oldest Livi, a Blue Tongue stainless damascus. When I get this razor sharp it stays that way for ever (well, several months) but I often have to cheat to get it there, which has meant a strop loaded with Flexcut Gold followed by one with Liquid Chrome. 2. A...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

It seems like a perfectly reasonable way to hone a blade but I'm not sure how this would fit into a scheme for maintaining an edge. One could imagine taking one step back (just the diamond paste) for as long as that worked, then going back one more and doing edge-trailing strokes on a fine hone, fol...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Third shave with this edge today, and it has calmed down to a smooth experience. Makes me wonder if the deliberately induced wire-edge wasn't broken off properly. The first two shaves certainly felt like the edge was ragged.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Camel Milk Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Camel Milk Soap

Strangely, I am enjoying this soap far more than I expected - lovely scent and the slippery Castile soap lather is tolerable.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

So last night I followed his basic sharpening advice - sort of. I took my 7/8 Hart, and honed it edge-first on my beloved 2000k-lapped Norton Arkansas for 20 laps, then another 20 edge-trailing. Then I did the same on the Suehiro Gokumyo 20k, both edge-first and edge-trailing. Not wanting to cut up ...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

I'd expect the TI white paste to be a bit coarser than a metal polish. Otherwise I have to congratulate the author on his dedication.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 25
Views: 1940

Re: Tulip etc

We need more faces, so we might use more of our brushes. I'd be willing to shave ~3 faces a day. How about you?

C.