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by JarmoP
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Tabac

My plan is to how I now use soaps in a bowl. Just using a small amount like 15-20 cm disk (less than an inch in US ,measurements). What a difference a decimal point makes! Yes, I mixed cm with mm. Stranger things can even happen and those from different unit systems, but some like me can do these i...
by JarmoP
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Tabac

Yes Gary, I feel that was a good choice you made in regard to the shaving stick and also as it is the best travel one to use. Many sticks are not suitable really in my opinion for that, Arko for heavens no with no closed container. And while Palmolive is ok with being mild scented, I would not want ...
by JarmoP
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Tabac

You fellow members might see it as surprising that I have still no decent bowl for lathering. It is I have not used any shaving creams in like 15 years. I used Florena and Proraso green. Proraso was not very mentholated very nice for my cold climate. I dislike the squeezed look of creams and also my...
by JarmoP
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sustainability
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Sustainability

I have only badger brushes that I use, 3 of them and I'm not intending to buy more. I rotate them and will most likely last my lifetime. Boar brush is good too, just don't use it, but it is ok. Soft, splitted hairs, needed a lots of work and a soap hog, cause it is big I guess. I have no knowledge o...
by JarmoP
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Tabac

I am somewhat divided in my opinion about Tabac Original products. I have always liked the scent for shaving. It is not in anyways natural though, instead very industrial smart managed. I guess many other soaps are too. The puck is fine and even more the shave stick is propably one of the best stick...
by JarmoP
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

Thank you John, as a retired engineer, I give some thoughts about this washer subject when I now know what we are talking about. They are routinely put on screw joints. What I understand is that using them allows to input a desired momentum to the joint = tensile stress to the screw. And also, but I...
by JarmoP
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

I'm still lost about what a washer is?
My guess is that it is some ring like thing we put in screw joints?

I never even clean my razor after a shave. It has been in the sink while I have lathered up, just an opinion.
by JarmoP
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing the grain pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Changing the grain pattern?

If I understand you right, you mean if how we shave, can change the way our beards grow. To that I doubt it has any effect. It will grow back same way as it always has. I shave my chins WTG and then the last 2 passes are just ATG. On my upper lip I need WTG, sideways XTG and then up ATG. Perhaps tha...
by JarmoP
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Environmentally friendly blade packaging
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Environmentally friendly blade packaging

Wellcome you our newest member to the oldest shaving forum! Like Murray told, most blades come these days in cardboard boxes. My faves now nos wizamet super iridiums and then red personnas, my winter blades the reds. Are cardboard ones. Some come in plastic packages. Feathers and Derbys and many oth...
by JarmoP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speak to me about Rotation
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: Speak to me about Rotation

My three badger brushes I rotate regularly, without favoring any, all work about the same. That dice cube method would never work for me John Rose. Once a DE blade gets into a razor, there it stays until ditching.No swapping. For me the spreadsheet method works to record. Otherwise I'd never know/re...
by JarmoP
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 24
Views: 10130

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

I use a well shaken badger brush and preload it with soap from bowl. Not too much soap in there like a whole puck and pretty much build some thick consistency lather there. Because only a relative small amount of soap. Then I go to face and start making lather there. Dip maybe twice the brush hairs ...
by JarmoP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: new mergress
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: new mergress

I think gary if you missed that time Mer offered us to send our Progresses to him to get a new knob, that you do not have to regret so much. It was an expensive procedure. Of course now persons who now have them feel special. You have to appreciate your money spent :) Still the handle would be the s...
by JarmoP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

I can't complain any about these Amazon got 2016 sticks.

I always put some Arko soap on the bowl and from there preload my brush before making lather on my face. So I can't compare this formulation as a straight from stick to face lathering. But I tried and that worked too.
by JarmoP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: finally, mastered the futur

That is also one feature why I have never been so much interested in Futur. DE blades are sharp, but they do no harm and are light and easy to to handle. What with the Futur and I guess the cap popping out when adjusting. It does not happen with any other razor. Then you get something on thumb or ot...
by JarmoP
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: finally, mastered the futur

Murray, your Progress with Mer replaced knob seems over aggressive. Progress settings don't matter what number is there, mine at lowest is about 2, so it is then 1. What matters is that the lifting thing should touch the base when at lowest. There could be some gunk under that thing or even that Mer...
by JarmoP
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: got a new gold futur

One thing I don't really like about these "close" canal shavers like Progress or Futur and many others like them. It is with my HD and in general Merkur fixed heads and also like Muehle/jagger must be the same. I can just shave as long as I want in my opinion even if I have like a 3 days growth and ...
by JarmoP
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: got a new gold futur

I have sometimes thought of getting a chinese made Futur clone, but I don't think I have that kind of shaving technique or able to use its adjustability. Usually with Merkur Progress I shave first pass with about 2.5 setting and then with 1.5 the rest one(s). They say of what I have read that Futur ...
by JarmoP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 11409

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

I just had a really goood shave with my Omega 48 "professional". I have 4 brushes, 3 badgers, no synthetic. With animal based brushes, there is always the stink in my experience to get rid of. After that badger brushes don't change any but remain the same. Boar brush needs to have hairs split. I rem...
by JarmoP
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: What do you shave with

I use soaps mostly. My way is to put just a slice of it in a bowl, not the whole puck. This way I can get some of the bowl lather results while same time continuing build real lather on my face. And what lather gets built in the my bowl, it is ready for my next shave somewhat, so I don't rinse my bo...
by JarmoP
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 4418

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

As a minimalist shaver, I have only Merkurs Progress and 34C and some others like a Gillette Tech that sort of works ok too, a bit rough that. But those 2 I like. I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold o...