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by swarden43
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Growing Handlebars. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 3109

Well, I've got a tube of the Pinnaud (clubman) wax. It's a little funky, I also need to grow more moustache to make it work well. Does the fireman's wacky tacky work similar, or is it less. . . weird? Can't stand Clubman. It's too thin. Think soft (not melted) candle wax for the Wacky Tacky and for...
by swarden43
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Growing Handlebars. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 3109

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A little late to the party... I use Firehouse Wacky Tacky www.firehousemoustachewax.com
by swarden43
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: just stumbled on an Aristocrat
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

I have had a couple of them, but they never really did anything for me. As to cleaning - yes those are OK. I also use scrubbing bubbles and a toothbrush. Don't boil the razor though, as there could be issues with the gold plating and any coverings. What Gene said about cleaning. I have one, also. A...
by swarden43
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant bar razors
Replies: 22
Views: 4250

Bob at www.eliterazor.com will make you a custom handle job with a new slant head. Just a thought. Thanks, Squire, I will have a look. And you won't be disappointed. I have a brush and razor hand-crafted by Bob, both made with Red Mallee burl. He's a great guy, both as a craftsman and a gentleman.
by swarden43
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How to know which blade is best for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Hi J. Some great advice thus far. Trial and error has been mentioned several times, for good reason - only you will know what works and doesn't work for you as you experiment with different blades, razors, and combinations of the two. One last thing, don't be in a hurry to toss out a blade that is n...
by swarden43
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving, a Literary Endeavor
Replies: 27
Views: 3672

stagger wrote:I too am interested in literature. My favorite in the old days had lines like:

See Dick shave. Dick can shave. Shave Dick, shave.

Sorry fellas. Couldn't help myself.
*snicker*
by swarden43
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: anniversary
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Happy Anniversary, Gil =D> :D
by swarden43
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm two today!
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

I'm two today!

Hard to believe I'm two years old to SMF today. I may not post much, but the info I have gleaned from all of you has certainly turned my shaves into times I really look forward to.

Thanks to all!!
by swarden43
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving in the shower
Replies: 40
Views: 4016

Sink-shaver here. I will admit I've never tried shaving in the shower, but it just doesn't seem practical. To each his (or her) own, just enjoy your shave!
by swarden43
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New Video!
Replies: 21
Views: 8218

Great job, great stuff!! Much thanks!
by swarden43
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Swanky blade disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Very nice indeed.
by swarden43
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Boar brush not shedding but bristles are breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

I have several boar brushes and do just what has been recommended - soak the brush. I fill the sink with hot tap water and set my bowl and brush down into it. They soak while I shower. The brush gets soft, the bowl gets hot, and I get a very satisfying warm lather.
by swarden43
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: An Elite Brush
Replies: 4
Views: 902

An Elite Brush

I just received my brush from Bob Quinn over at Elite Razor. My wife bought me the razor for Christmas. After seeing Bob's work and how beautiful the wood was (Red Mallee Burl from Australia), I had to get a brush. I splurged a bit and got the 24mm silvertip. Bob was great to work with. He worked wi...
by swarden43
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Matching Aftershave to Cologne
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

I use what my wife and I both like. If neither of us like it, I won't wear it. She's the only one I have to please. I really only use Brut or Curve cologne. I don't have the funds to try and match an entire lineup for all the soaps I have. As for trying to match, after the scent from my bath soap in...
by swarden43
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Super Lather
Replies: 3
Views: 694

I've used matching soap/cream combos of C&E Nomad and Sandalwood. I've also used unscented creams from Em's Place and KMF with good results with almost all my soaps at least once. I like to match soap to cream or use unscented cream so as not to take away from the scent of the soap. I used to always...
by swarden43
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Important Safety Note about PMs
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Ouch!

Thanks.
by swarden43
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TSD shaving cream
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Hiya, Having never tried it, I can't speak for the shaving cream TSD offers. I do have some experience with the soaps though, and would recommend giving em a try. This product is unlike most small vendor soaps I've sampled.......even looks different. When I first used my order from JoAnna(quite a w...
by swarden43
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving in Cold Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 2005

Winter, summer, spring, fall - doesn't matter. I don't change anything here in New Jersey. I am like Janus in that I really do like the cold water splash after the shave. City water does get nice and cold in the winter. It'll start to warm up mid-spring, which is why I keep a half-liter of water in ...
by swarden43
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving in Basic (or, I joined the Army, how do I shave?)
Replies: 55
Views: 16773

First, thanks for serving! I'm retired Air Force myself. I echo what the other military guys have said. It's only for a short time. Don't try and draw unnecessary attention to your self. One of the things Basic Training is designed to do is force you learn how to quickly adapt and overcome. Think of...
by swarden43
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: micromatic
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

any tips for a micromatic open comb newbie compared to de's? Same as for any razor you're not familiar with, be it a DE or SE... no pressure, go slow, no pressure, watch the angle, no pressure. Technique is a bit unique, but you can get it. As has been stated, the open comb is the more aggressive. ...