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by CMur12
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 788
Views: 100493

Re: Joke of the Day

John, I really appreciate the many illustrations you provide along with your knowledgeable feedback.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hiatus over. I’m back home :)
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Hiatus over. I’m back home :)

This is a very pleasant surprise! Welcome back, Dave!

Why the new ID?

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How to Sharpen a Wedge Blade
Replies: 23
Views: 35124

Re: How to Sharpen a Wedge Blade

Dave, is that you?

Are you the same person as D.Irving79?

If so, it's really great to see you after so long!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: new mergress
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: new mergress

Hi. New to the forum. I just purchased the Parker Variant short handle and I really liked the the first shave on setting 1. The blade did seem to be more aggressive on one side than the other. I opened it up and as I tightened it down I applied pressure to one side. As of now it seem to make it bet...
by CMur12
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: drafts
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: drafts

Hi Clive and Chris -

Another workaround would be to copy the text in a post, periodically, while composing it.

Then, if the post gets dumped, you can start over and just paste what you saved into the new post.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 69
Views: 11002

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

John, I, too, like to view films while hearing the original languages. In Spain, they dub (dubbed?) their films. I saw The Sting, with Robert Redford and Paul Newman speaking Spanish in strange voices. In Portugal, they only dub children's movies. The rest get subtitles, which I prefer. - Murray
by CMur12
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 69
Views: 11002

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

On the subject of subtitles, I've found that I can't ignore them when they're present. I seem to trust what I can read more than I trust what I can hear. Years ago, when I lived in Portugal (and my hearing was still good), I went to one of the Star Wars films, in the original English with Portuguese...
by CMur12
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Healing Time
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Healing Time

I have an area under the back of my left jaw, using backward strokes, that I can only shave with my left hand. It would be extremely awkward to reach over there and execute this maneuver with my (dominant) right hand.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Looking for Advise

I have the same problem. Selling off all of my vintage razors, my brushes, etc. piecemeal is more of a hassle than I'm willing to countenance. I would be willing to pass on most of my collection to a truly interested party. It used to be that members of these fora shaved with a new Merkur or a vinta...
by CMur12
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran)

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Mystic Water Lime

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
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Healing Time
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Healing Time

samirg wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:09 am Just wanted to give an update and say thanks - definitely having much better shaves these days. On the whole, am having a much better experience and my face is sooo much smoother than it was before.
Good news, samirg!

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 788
Views: 100493

Re: Joke of the Day

I like that one, too, John!

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 788
Views: 100493

Re: Joke of the Day

That's a good one, Russ!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 943

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran)

Brush: Vulfix 375
Soap: Mystic Water Lime

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 Aug 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Healing Time
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Healing Time

Hi samirg, welcome to SMF! You've gotten a lot of good advice here. As others have suggested, you will have to determine for yourself how long you go between shaves. It depends on your skin and your beard. I have very sensitive skin, so I have never shaved on a daily basis. Any time I drag a blade a...
by CMur12
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 972

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran)

Brush: Asylum BG-7 (synthetic)
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 Aug 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Sensible or cheap bastard?
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Sensible or cheap bastard?

Hanend, welcome to SMF! I don't think you're cheap or miserly, either. I'm not familiar with your actual brush, but it is not unusual for a brush with a dense knot to withhold lather. You just need to adjust to the performance characteristics of your particular brush, and if that requires you to squ...
by CMur12
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 997

Re: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran)

Brush: Stirling Soap Co. (synthetic)
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 Jul 30, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

I don't know what material the one washer I have in use is made of. It is a soft material, so it shouldn't scratch. I bought it after I noticed that the polished stainless finish on my new iKon razor was getting scratched between the handle and the razor bed. Washers come in different thicknesses, s...
by CMur12
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

Isn't a chrome razor just chrome plated (on top of soft brass or pot metal)? Yes, but the chrome plating doesn't seem to scratch as easily. (I can't state this empirically.) I might also note, in answer to Gary's original question, that protecting an expensive razor against scratching helps to main...