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by CMur12
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Strange Event
Replies: 6
Views: 68

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: 15
Views: 132

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: 157

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: 2475

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: 1858

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: 123

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: 285

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...
by CMur12
Sun May 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 29 - May 5, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: SOTD: April 29 - May 5, 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
Thu May 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Fountain Pens

I used hand-me-down fountain pens from an early age, later buying nice ones when I was able. The writing experience varies greatly from one fountain pen to the next, so certain pens work especially well for me and some less so. They are truly lovely instruments and I still have my eye on some new fo...
by CMur12
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Rex Ambassador IN STOCK
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: The Rex Ambassador IN STOCK

That is a beautiful razor!

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

Im supposed to have jars of the unscented mdc.... the scent doesnt come close to roofing tar. :shock: i should send a slice to murray or gary for confirmation :D my partner likes the scent too...more kisses when i use it, so either way - clean or tar'ish - its staying in the stable :lol: clive Cliv...
by CMur12
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 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 Apr 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Welcome to SMF, X14Halo! I'm not a head-shaver, myself, but I think Clive (fallingwickets) uses a Gillette Fusion. Some have actually used DE (double-edge) razors for this purpose, but it involves more risk and requires more skill. Paul's recommendations sound good to me, for the reasons he provides...
by CMur12
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

Clive, people seem to either love or hate the scent. It's as though it were a matter of a gene being turned on or off, controlling the response of the olfactory.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

I really like the glass containers much better. I'm curious about some of the new scents offered, but I'm not willing to pay the high price to find out. The original MdC soap smelled terrible to me. (I think Phil at Bullgoose Shaving likened it to the smell of roofing tar. 8) ) When they offered an ...
by CMur12
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?

I have a water softener and have never had an any difficulty making lather.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

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: 19
Views: 1916

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: 14
Views: 2241

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: 447

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