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by CMur12
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 6 - April 12, 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: SOTD April 6 - April 12, 2020

Welcome to SMF, Actor07!

Some prefer Personna 74s. Some prefer Light Brigade Wilks. In my own opinion, the Personna 74 blade is the best that has ever been made.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

Indeed! Wishing Pippa a negative for COVID-19 and a speedy recovery.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 740
Views: 86956

Re: Joke of the Day

Those are pretty good, Ed!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

Those "maicitos" look identical to Corn Nuts.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

Corn Nuts are larger than corn, so it has always been my impression that they are made from hominy. I never thought about it, but Corn Nuts may well have the husks removed. They are definitely hard and crunchy, but they don't appear to have a different surface layer.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: finally, mastered the futur

Jarmo, the Mergress is supposed to be calibrated when it is given the custom metal adjustment knob. At lowest setting (below 1), the razor head is at its lowest position, which is just right for me (both mild and efficient). From there, I rotate it about a quarter of a turn to get to 1. As soon as t...
by CMur12
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?

Lathermaster wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:57 pm
LOL! Typo 65/
So ... you're not 65?

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?

Lathermaster wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 am
I might be older than you guys. :-)_/
I'm 68.

I saw in another thread that you are a mere 65. 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: finally, mastered the futur

Gil, I would take a layer of skin off (possibly two!) if I set my Mergress on 4.5. It already feels unbearably aggressive at 1.0 or 1.5.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Just want to say hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Just want to say hi!

Hi, Jay. Welcome back!

Glad to hear that things are going well and I hope to see back around here.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Does anybody miss the old days and getting a barber Shop Shave?

I've never had a barbershop shave, so I don't miss it. I have gone to the same barbershop for over 35 years. They are barbers in the traditional sense, but they don't offer shaves. They do, however, shave around the ears and the back of the neck with hot lather and a straight razor (disposable blade...
by CMur12
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: finally, mastered the futur

Gil, you're a braver man than I am.

Then again, I use my Mergress on the lowest setting, or my Rockwell on plate 2.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 23 - March 29, 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: SOTD March 23 - March 29, 2020

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

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
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 25
Views: 4957

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Thanks, Basil.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 25
Views: 4957

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Thanks for the update, Gary. 1. What size knots have you used? 2. Does Vladimir Ferdman sell finished brushes, or do you have to provide the knot? 3. Are these knots available in finished brushes by anyone else? I have mixed feelings about synthetic brushes. I think I have several decent ones, but t...
by CMur12
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I made this soap
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: I made this soap

Tim, great to see you here!

I have been using one of your prototypes regularly, for some time, and I still have some soap from your commercial venture.

You definitely made some excellent soap.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Really nice packaging/presentation, Clive.

Though I couldn't see it very well, it looked a lot like an EJ/Muehle head.

It will be interesting to hear how it shaves.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?

In that case, we're glad to have you back.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: How are Trumper's/T&F creams nowadays?

Welcome to SMF, avid_shaver!

(Unfortunately, I am exclusively a soap user, so I can't respond to your question.)

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Shaving schedule

Since we have migrated to sleep patterns: I am a night owl, myself. I go to bed late and I get up late, and I can finally live in this pattern since I retired. I am finally adequately rested, whereas before, fatigue was the norm. Throughout my work life, I was chronically under-rested. If I went to ...