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by GollyMrScience
Sun May 01, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bulk ascorbic acid
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Coca Cola has been used by some who think it works well. I am more the open water type as I detest having to take a bath with so many other people.
by GollyMrScience
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting back.
Replies: 41
Views: 8629

Thankfully I have not gone into many creams or soaps etc as I have favorites that keep me happy. Hardware on the other hand has built up over the years. It started as a noble enterprise to save razors and get them cleaned up and back to useful service. Unlike soaps etc the hardware has enduring valu...
by GollyMrScience
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any one else shave with just one side of the razor?
Replies: 31
Views: 4334

Hmmmm Shave with one side till loaded with lather then flip to clean side and keep going till loaded then wash head and repeat. Count on the randomness of the process to ensure fairly even wear but I am not above sticking with a sharper side on a blade on its last legs. After 40 years of doing it th...
by GollyMrScience
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Holeka razor info
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

yup went to the Russian site and got very little else. Usually I can ferret out some tid bits on just about anything from the internet but this one has me stumped at the moment.
by GollyMrScience
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Holeka razor info
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Holeka razor info

Does anyone have information or leads on the Holeka brand straight razors? Solingen razors. Holeka was owned by Paul Klarenbach is about all I can find out. Came across a seven day set that is in a box with Souvenir of Germany in raised gold lettering on the box. Just trying to find out a bit more a...
by GollyMrScience
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT - WANTED - Schick "N" Injector
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

To help speed the search as I go through the GollyMrScience razor vault which one is the "N"?
by GollyMrScience
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Walmart Wilkinson Sword Blades
Replies: 28
Views: 10324

hmmmmm
Have not seen them here in my part of Canada.
Anybody else anywhere else in Canada found them?
by GollyMrScience
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Was Ed Sullivan seen in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Not to my knowledge but if he is its only because he is so frequently chosen as a "write in" on Federal Electoral Ballots.
by GollyMrScience
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Face Lather vs. Bowl Lather vs...?
Replies: 27
Views: 4761

Holy Cow I am gonna have to check my shave den for hidden cameras because Oscar pretty well hit my system exactly!
I used to bowl lather but rarely do anymore for the same reasons that Oscar outlined.
by GollyMrScience
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Dropped a razor...
Replies: 26
Views: 6330

Part of my pre straight shave mantra is a promise to myself to step back and let it fall if such should happen. So far I have only had to do that once and as luck would have it it hit the counter spine first and no damage. As I replayed the fall in my minds eye and imagined what would have happened ...
by GollyMrScience
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

The 1932 patent was on the receptical and did not go into the solution much. The idea was to design a container that would hold a solution that would help clean a razor without all the "drudgery" of having to dismantle it. The container had t offer the ability to hold the razor in the solution head ...
by GollyMrScience
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap and satisfying line-up
Replies: 43
Views: 5555

perhaps the least expensice shaving kit as in front end capital cost all in.
by GollyMrScience
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Family Affair
Replies: 18
Views: 4793

my great uncle George used a straight which was a trick because he was missing fingers on his hands from war wounds from WW1.
He was the first and only relative I saw shave with a straight
My dad and myself were Gillette DE guys.
by GollyMrScience
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Snowshoeing Anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 2307

I wear snowshoes for work so my criteria might be different than someone doing exercise trail snowshoeing. One key factor beyond basic harness design in the stride design. The traditional designs were "in the early days" made by those who used them and the bulge in the shoe was customized to fit the...
by GollyMrScience
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: I'm happy
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Shhhhhh!!!!
Darn lost count........1.......2.......3.....
by GollyMrScience
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Love the Techmatic
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

I too used one in high school and found it leaving chin and upper lip with weepers galore. I had two cartridges and stuck it out till the end of the second. It never really got any better. I went back to my Gillete Adjustable, Tech and sometime injector and never looked back. I kept it though and it...
by GollyMrScience
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soap Dish
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

I had a bunch of soaps that needed homes. I wanted something inexpensive yet with some class. Dollar Store - metal bowls with lids for a buck. They look like some of the pewter offerings by shaving vendors only lighter weight stainless steel. I filled them with various soaps and they have served me ...
by GollyMrScience
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: For Marmite aficionados
Replies: 46
Views: 4142

Many of these unique foods are to me proof positive that many foods we eat now were probably first eaten on a bet.
by GollyMrScience
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: In debate, my good man, be advised...
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Two quotes attributed to Socrates

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher and that is a good thing for any man.
by GollyMrScience
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: DE blades for sale. Oh my???
Replies: 28
Views: 3652

I wonder how many emails the guy got that started with the words "Are you FREAKING CRAZY!!!!!"