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by cjc15153
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: NPR segment on disposable razor blades
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: NPR segment on disposable razor blades

I think it has to be dry and in a vacuum for the electrons to bounce the right way.
by cjc15153
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NPR segment on disposable razor blades
Replies: 2
Views: 262

NPR segment on disposable razor blades

I heard this on the radio today . Apparently razors are dulled not so much by bending the metal as by chipping off of material caused by minuscule imperfections in the metal. The gif of shaving in a scanning electron microscope is neat (I think they used some sort of artificial skin since the hair i...
by cjc15153
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Buster Keaton

I am watching Buster Keaton's "Sherlock Jr." and just saw this intertitle: His Assistant,Gillette: a Gem who was Ever-Ready in a bad scrape.

The humor holds up well, but not one person in 100 would get this bit of the word-play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3uPMGNEjn0
by cjc15153
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Ancient North American cultures

It didn't have to be safe--just less dangerous than the alternative.
by cjc15153
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: 'Website not secure' notification
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Re: 'Website not secure' notification

There is a free ssl certification available from the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) via letsencrypt.org . You need root access to the web server to install it, but I have been using it for a couple years without incident. To redirect all traffic to https, you add a 301 redirect to the Apache or...
by cjc15153
Fri May 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 36
Views: 11447

Re: Spam?

I made spam musubi not too long ago. You marinade the spam in soy sauce, then pan fry it and wrap it in nori and rice like sushi. It got mixed reviews, but I know some people who love it.
by cjc15153
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: L'Occitane Cade Soap & Bowl for $30/FS with coupon
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

L'Occitane Cade Soap & Bowl for $30/FS with coupon

It comes with a beauty kit, so if your SWMBO asks what arrived you can distract her from the modest expense. http://usa.loccitane.com/cade-shaving-duo,82,1,29221,939155.htm The coupon code is BEST17, and it is $10 off $35 and free shipping, so it will work on non-cade--and even non-shaving--items. '...
by cjc15153
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comment on using up products
Replies: 82
Views: 26218

Re: Comment on using up products

I still have the tail end of my first tube of Proraso from 2007 or so! Right now I am trying to finish off the C&E Sandalwood soap that I bought shortly thereafter (I have a Trumpers Sandalwood waiting in the wings). I'm also pretty close to finishing off an Arco stick and some "White Tea" eShave cr...
by cjc15153
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Wade & Butcher back in business
Replies: 11
Views: 6203

Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

My initial reaction was B.S. as well. My suspicion is that a bunch of investors wanted to get into the straight razor market, looked for a tweedy, upmarket name, and bought the rights to use "Wade & Butcher." Maybe they will use the old designs, or the old foundry (though this page indicates the cap...
by cjc15153
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pretty good deals from ShopLondons.
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Pretty good deals from ShopLondons.

Shop Londons.com is having a warehouse moving sale. Shipping is still $7 unless you get to $99 (in which case it is free). Their everyday sort of crappy $5 off coupon does work with the sale items. The GFTrumper selection is not great, but Sandalwood soap in the bowl is $13. I opted not to buy Rose...
by cjc15153
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: French Press coffee maker
Replies: 20
Views: 3609

Re: French Press coffee maker

My chief complaint against the Aeropress was that it didn't make enough coffee. So if you just want a little, that is the way to go. I left mine disused for a time and the plunger dried out and they will replace any part for $5—which they say is to cover shipping.<p>A friend recently got me a vacuum...
by cjc15153
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fine Razor Work
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Fine Razor Work

Razors and eccentricity go surprisingly well together.

http://qz.com/645382/inside-the-studio- ... nd-steady/
by cjc15153
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Alpa Fougere Eau de Cologne
Replies: 26
Views: 10953

Re: Alpa Fougere Eau de Cologne

I am necro-posting to put my reassessment close to my initial disappointment. I now have both English Fern and Alpa, and while no one would mistake one for the other, Alpa does smell nice and some days (like today) I am glad to have Alpa in rotation..
by cjc15153
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Close-ups of knife sharpening
Replies: 0
Views: 1440

Close-ups of knife sharpening

This Make Magazine article has interesting photos of a knife being sharpened. The magnification is not as high as Squire's posts, but the photos are put into gifs so you can see the light play off the edge. The article also has close-ups of the stones used, though these are almost useless (maybe on...
by cjc15153
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 41899

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

I drop in once in a while to enjoy the quiet vigor.
by cjc15153
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1256
Views: 153778

Re: What are you reading?

I just finished How I Conquered Your Planet by John Swartzwelder. It isn't great, but it takes genius to write what amounts to a three stooges a novella (with no stooges).
by cjc15153
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Oud
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Oud

I recently read "The Emperor of Scent" and I found the description of oud very intriguing, despite having thought that my sample of Black Oud smelled like an antiseptic. Does oud suggest an antiseptic to you, or was that the scent/my nose?
by cjc15153
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: More than a week since last post here. Where is everyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: More than a week since last post here. Where is everyone

Though I seldom visit this forum, this is the only forum I visit. I think SMF is too much of an institution to have last legs as such: it would become a museum of shaving knowledge. At the moment it is merely a bit like the Diogenes Club, which has its own appeal, I suppose.
by cjc15153
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Self sharpening 2,000 shave razor? THOUGHTS?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Self sharpening 2,000 shave razor? THOUGHTS?!

The product they are offering does not make economic sense. Most likely they are producing an intereslyingly inferior product, but maybe a freshly ground uncoated SS blade really does give a superior shave that justifies the price. I recall that Kav once suggested the possibility of shaving with obs...