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by oldfat1
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: My Steel Triad
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Nice!

You are off to a great start.
by oldfat1
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 09 Shaving Resolutions - What Do You Want To Try This Year?
Replies: 32
Views: 2887

I want to get into straights.

I think I will also try some TGQ soaps.
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: stainless or not... that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 2011

I could not agree more.

Start with a carbon blade, hollow ground. To me these are the easiest to maintain. If you find you still like it, the market is wide open.
by oldfat1
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limescale
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Please, as oscar pointed out, PLEASE, don't use bleach.
by oldfat1
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: loueedacat2 - straight razor shaver
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Given the redness I'd say too much pressure? Wrong blade?

Congrats :D :D .
by oldfat1
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limescale
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Hi ralph. There are two products here in the US that work great. They are "Scrubbing Bubbles" and "CLR" CLR stands for Calcium, Lime, Rust.I don't know if they are in Scotland but if you find them a soak in either one, then scrub with a toothbrush and rinse. It should remove the soap and hard water ...
by oldfat1
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: competition
Replies: 93
Views: 9215

hamelfarm1 wrote:What do you get if you cross an elephant and a rhino?

An elephant-rhino hybrid which is accepted by neither species and is destined to die out after one generation.

B'BOOM!
What do You get when you cross an elephant and rhino?

Elephino.
by oldfat1
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What shave goods did you buy in 2008?
Replies: 73
Views: 6806

As this is my first year at this.......everything!

That would be,
63 razors
9 brushes
23 soaps
14 creams
and I don't how many different blades.

So, am I off to a good start?

Edit......
OH yeah,
16 kinds of aftershave, and four shelves to put it all on.
by oldfat1
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1089
Views: 216189

boyextraordinare, is a fine person to deal with. Everything is as, or better than, he says.
by oldfat1
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

I have looked at those "straight razors" that have disposable blades but they felt kind of light to me. The few straights I been able to pick up had a bit of heft to them. I was afraid it would be like changing from cartridge razors to double edge. I didn't want to have to relearn after using them. ...
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

Thanks Dave, I think you explained just fine.
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

AHHH....."roll the edge".

This is what I'm looking for.

What is "roll the edge"?

I thought (I know nothing) stroping made a fine "edge".
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

Well, that makes sense! Thank you.

It does bring up one thing, should I get another razor to see if I can match the ready one? Or should I just try to keep the one as sharp as when I got it?
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

I am unfamiliar with it. I guess that was what I was asking, should I learn the care and feeding of a razor first?

Or do I just jump in and let the rest kind of fall into place?
by oldfat1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

O.K 1st question, should I buy the hones or get a "shave ready razor" and send it off to be honed as needed?
by oldfat1
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: If I may bother you guys again,
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

If I may bother you guys again,

After taking what I learned form the great people here, I have been wetshaving with double edge razors for about a year now.

I think I may want to try using a straight.

I hope you don't mind if I pick your collective brains.
by oldfat1
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Original Atra Razor Handle
Replies: 20
Views: 3769

P M sent.
by oldfat1
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: For trade.....
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Thank you for confirming this is not something anyone uses :D

Hey! Does anyone here do geocaching? I'll send you the gps for the local landfill :lol: .
by oldfat1
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Pinaud Clubman Bay Rum
Replies: 20
Views: 5927

Yes, this is my weekend A/S. Also I melted some VDH "Deluxe" and added the scent as well.
by oldfat1
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: For trade.....
Replies: 4
Views: 865

For trade.....

One "Gem Mircomatic" razor and nine "Treet" blades (out of a pack of ten). The razor has some plating loss but works fine (if you know how to use it that is, I shaved with it this morning and I swear I've got 2nd degree burns on my face. I'm not kidding. I've never used "Neosporin" as after shave be...