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by deman
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: body shop cream reformulated?
Replies: 30
Views: 4892

For a while they were having trouble keeping the tubs in stock around here at two different stores, but thankfully at last check it was there in all its understated glory.
by deman
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mama Bear vs. Honeybee Spa vs. SCS?
Replies: 22
Views: 5094

I had just about given up on soaps until I tried Honeybee - terrific shave and you can't beat the price at 3 bucks.
by deman
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Body Shop
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

It is officially listed as a Sandlewood though it's as though they came up with that name after the fact. It's the best $13.50 you'll ever spend. I find it works better than Taylor's Avocado.
by deman
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: pluggers
Replies: 2
Views: 617

pluggers

Came across this...

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by deman
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First shave with a slant
Replies: 34
Views: 4715

Here is one view off B&B. I just adjust the angle until I feel the razor engaging the beard. There are several gents, including myself, who have struggled during the first several shaves with the Slant Bar. Holding the handle of the razor higher (more parallel to the floor) than when using the HD co...
by deman
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First shave with a slant
Replies: 34
Views: 4715

Today is my 3rd shave with a new gold slant/Derby and it is decidedly better than the HD. I didn't think I would find a better shave than my '68 slim adjustable but the slant is it. I even shave ATG on my neck on the first pass with no irritation! So far my skin hasn't rebelled at the close shave ov...
by deman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving the night before...
Replies: 21
Views: 2939

Shaving the night before...

and making it through the next day.
by deman
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super Adjustable with no blade gap
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

The center adjusting rod is actually going up too high causing the blade to bow too much and the edges to lie flat on the safety bar. It's about right just before the locking quarter turn. May try to tamp it down as there's nothing to loose in its current state.
by deman
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super Adjustable with no blade gap
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

The adjuster knob clicks and I can see movement right above the adjuster collar but I don't see any movement of the center rod at the blade level. I was wondering if there was a way to get a look at the inside linkage without destroying the razor.
by deman
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Body Shop - what is that smell?
Replies: 26
Views: 4347

Body Shop will tell you the official description is Sandalwood. It must be catching on as last time I was in they were out of tubs but had tubes which is what I needed for travel.
by deman
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super Adjustable with no blade gap
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Super Adjustable with no blade gap

So I'm wondering why I'm getting such a lousy shave with a long black super adjustable I recently acquired when I set it at the same setting as my '68 slim adjustable which has the same head and provides a superb shave. Upon closer inspection I see there is no blade gap and the the blade is resting ...
by deman
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One-pass shaves in the 60'S?
Replies: 50
Views: 6265

One-pass shaves in the 60'S?

Did most DE shavers in the 1960's settle for a one-pass shave?
by deman
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Polishing razor to like new condition
Replies: 21
Views: 3811

Update - found it at the central Ace hardware, they don't seem to carry at the smaller suburban stores. I found it again at an antique store at the checkout. Inexpensive and works great!
by deman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Polishing razor to like new condition
Replies: 21
Views: 3811

No MAAS to be found around here locally at Walmart or Ace Hardware. Any other places known to carry other than the internet?
by deman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Can you boil black-handle Gillette adjustables?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Timely question for me as I have a '74 Super Adjustable (non-plastic) coming in the mail. I was going to boil just the head and barbicide just to be on the safe side. Hope it gives me as good a shave as the '68 Slim I have.
by deman
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is overall DE blade quality
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Is overall DE blade quality

much better today than it was in the 60's? Are materials and precision manufacturing that much improved?
by deman
Mon May 28, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: No time constraints today...
Replies: 0
Views: 459

No time constraints today...

Think I'll go for an extra close shave in honor of the Vets.

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"They gave up all of their tomorrows for your today."
by deman
Mon May 28, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: DE shaving is not cheaper!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 8593

It's the thrill of the hunt....Tally Ho!!
by deman
Thu May 24, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What I've Learned in 2 Months....
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

What I've Learned in 2 Months....

Now that I've settled in to a sort of groove with this DE "shaving fetish" as my wife puts it, I thought I would offer up a few observations on what works for me, average guy-average face. 1. Merkur HD - best investment I ever made. 2. Derby Extra - the happy medium for me. Merkur blades were OK but...