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by CMur12
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

(She also taught me how to wash clothes by hand.) - Murray Oh yeah, coffee! Coffee was usually purchased there half-roasted, as it stored well in that form. One then roasted it in a bin over a fire to taste, boiled it, and served it with copious amounts of sugar. I gave up on trying to get it unswe...
by CMur12
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Inspired by this straightforward discussion, I've been mildly tempted to impulsively try one of the least expensive coffee grinders a few times, but it hasn't happened yet. Old lifelong habits are so hard to break, as someone once said. Or as a little old Peruvian lady, 2000 miles up the Amazon, on...
by CMur12
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

Good points, Murray. Procter & Gamble bought Bevel for an undiclosed amount estimated by many to be around $20M-40M. While Bevel's offering does not include shaving soaps or cream in a tub, their DE introduction to the market as one of their main selling point could be a positive step towards influ...
by CMur12
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 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
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

Hi Omar - Other than these fora, I don't know how many people are returning to traditional wetshaving. My sense of it is that people will pay for top-of-the-line cartridge razors from Gillette and Schick if they are in love with the shave they get from them. Otherwise, these tools are considered too...
by CMur12
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: USPS snafu
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: USPS snafu

Gary, of course we won't know what is happening until you get the package, but I have had situations in which all tracking notifications stopped until the package arrived at my local post office. Hopefully, you will get your package soon.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: SOTD: April 1 - April 7, 2019

I've had cupuaçu (note the "ç") juice, fruit, and cupuaçu-flavored ice cream. Cupuaçu butter must come from the large seeds within the flesh of the fruit.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb

Tony, I haven't seen you here for a long time! Good to see you back!

(I'm not into two-band brushes, so I can't offer any experience relative to your question.)

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

AnabledN, welcome to SMF!

It's a pleasure to find a new member who tells us something about him/herself in their profile. We used to do that a lot, but it has become rare in recent years.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 53
Views: 5472

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Murray, I hear you. I actually have very fond memories of my Merkur 1904 and my old ball-end Tech. They shaved nicely, and I probably dialed in my technique better because of how mild the razors were. No relying on huge blade exposure to do the work. In all honesty, I could probably be getting grea...
by CMur12
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 25 - March 31, 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: SOTD: March 25 - March 31, 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
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 53
Views: 5472

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Mike, I agree with the one razor/one blade/one soap or cream approach, but I would start with a milder razor. I have enough experience at this point to know that a Merkur HD is much too aggressive for me, regardless of technique. (I believe I tried a Merkur razor with a fixed head early on and gave ...
by CMur12
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!

Olle, is this from an e-mail or is it the same when you log into your eBay account? If it says this when you log into your account, it should be accurate. If it is just in an e-mail, it is likely phishing for personal data/an attempt at identity theft. If it is true, I can't imagine having to provid...
by CMur12
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap

I wonder if the surface layer of old soaps oxidizes and that one has to get through that to get to functional soap.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Snoopy reincarnates?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Snoopy reincarnates?

Pretty good, Paul.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: beard trimmer?
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: beard trimmer?

Welcome to SMF, Geeag! I have a Norelco beard trimmer that I like and it has a rechargeable battery. It's important that the trimmer have a thick comb that raises the cutting head above the beard the proper amount to trim over the top of the beard, without taking it down to the skin. If it just has ...
by CMur12
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap

Old soaps that may be reluctant to lather usually are revitalized by grating and re-packing into a bowl before use. I have found, unfortunately, that this process seems to cause old soaps to lose their fragrance faster. This would make sense, John. Since I have a problem with most fragrances, this ...
by CMur12
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Introduction

Welcome to our little community, stagengland!

I look forward to seeing more of you here.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Advice for starting a new cake of vintage soap

Old soaps that may be reluctant to lather usually are revitalized by grating and re-packing into a bowl before use. I do this with all of my soaps to fit them into a one-cup Pyrex bowl. I think grating up the soap and re-packing it in this fashion makes any soap easier to lather, not to mention vin...
by CMur12
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 619
Views: 67949

Re: Joke of the Day

That sounds like Steve Martin!

- Murray