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by CMur12
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

LouisIII wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 pm
My feeling is that quality synths have rendered budget badger brushes superfluous. Boars offer something a little different.
I think that, over all, I agree with this statement, LouisIII.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Finest Family
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Rooney Finest Family

Dayyum! That's a helluva collection, John!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 3 to June 9, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: SOTD: June 3 to June 9, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
Soap: Tim's Soap, Prototype S6

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Air Purifiers or Humidifiers?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Air Purifiers or Humidifiers?

Hi Jacer. Welcome to SMF! Brian accurately described air purifiers and dehumidifiers. You mentioned humidifiers, whose purpose is to add humidity to the air if you live in a dry climate (as I do). Humidifiers do not purify the air. I don't know what the cause of your coughing is, so I can't say whic...
by CMur12
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Gary, congratulations on 100 years of Simpson brushes! It's always good to hear from you. I don't really have my finger on the pulse of the brush market, so I don't know what would work now. People are buying much less expensive brushes with synthetic lofts, as well as brushes made in China. If you ...
by CMur12
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Chris, do I recall correctly that one of those boars went to Gordon, with the stipulation that if he used it exclusively for a month you would send him a really nice (Plisson?) badger brush? (It seems to me I remember a lot of grumbling from Gordon during that month.)

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Re-batching Shaving Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Re-batching Shaving Soap

Chris, what was the purpose behind refreshing the soap? Will it perform better now than it would have in its previous hardened state?

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?

Hello help!please!. Welcome to SMF! Perhaps the simplest thing you could try first is to reduce the number of blades in your razor cartridge. Try a twin-bladed cartridge razor, some of which are optimized for sensitive skin. This approach would not require the acquisition of new skills. It has been ...
by CMur12
Mon May 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 27 to June 2, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 286

SOTD: May 27 to June 2, 2019

Log your SOTDs here!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 20 - May 26, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: SOTD: May 20 - May 26, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Tim's Soap, Prototype S6

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First razor for young son?
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: First razor for young son?

Strangely enough, I learned to shave with a Schick Type L. Not sure how I did it, as I find it too aggressive for me now.

I agree that the M-Adjustable would be good, at lowest setting.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 628
Views: 71669

Re: Joke of the Day

That's a good one, Russ.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First razor for young son?
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: First razor for young son?

Hi shoebooty. Welcome to SMF!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Strange Event
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: A Strange Event

Chris, between this and a recent post of yours on the Straight Razors forum, it sounds like more "Trouble at T'Mill." I had hoped things wouldn't develop so fast and I am saddened by the news lightly veiled in your posts. I still hope for a positive turn of events and I wish you, Pippa, and your son...
by CMur12
Thu May 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 13 - May 19, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: SOTD: May 13 - May 19, 2019

Thursday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C with custom chrome handle (plate 2)
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Tim's Soap, Prototype S6

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Everybody Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: How's Everybody Doing?

Hi Jim! It's always good to see one of our old friends. I remember you, indeed. Though I still have more shaving equipment and supplies than I know what to do with, I stick to a small number of tools/supplies and I don't mix it up much anymore. I know now what works for me. The lack of excitement ov...
by CMur12
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: Shavemac in synthetic game...better late than never?

Many thanks for the review, Brutus. Very useful information.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu May 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Faux horse synthetic and refurbished Semogue wooden handle
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Faux horse synthetic and refurbished Semogue wooden handle

That looks really good, Gary. Nice work!

It's always refreshing to see an old handle recycled rather than indecorously pitched into the trash. You've done quite a few such projects, so good on you!

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 600 Tons of Obsolescence - Awesome

That is impressive - the largest steam engine I have ever seen, Jack!

What do you mean by "converted to fuel oil fire"?

It looks like it's still producing steam, rather than a diesel conversion. Does it use a petroleum-based fuel to fire the boiler rather than coal?

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon May 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Fountain Pens

I am officially done collecting fountain pens now that I have found my holy grail. My grandfather carried a tan colored Parker 51 on 27 missions in a B-29 bomber in WWII. He carried it until he died, and I have it safely stored away because I am afraid of losing it. Well, I found the same pen, neve...