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by Gene
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 70
Views: 11112

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

I just watched the trailer for Jojo Rabbit - it looks like a clever movie. I would probably be the only person in my house to like it, though.
by Gene
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 41
Views: 920

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

There seem to be lots of different blade shapes - I couldn't begin to understand all the nomenclature.

But that Dovo is very pretty to me. My eye seems drawn to a slimmer shape, and rounded corners.
by Gene
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing the grain pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Changing the grain pattern?

Been pondering this for a while.... We know that there are charts about the direction our beards grow ... and grain. With the grain, across the grain and against the grain. My question - is it even remotely possible to shift the direction of our beard growth? Make across shift to against, or with? I...
by Gene
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 41
Views: 920

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Have you ever shaved yourself with a straight razor? I don't want you to cut yourself, but if you ever want to learn, I can likely help with a properly sharp blade. Several years ago an SMF member, Jack (another lost contributor) started a thread about using a hair cutter, in the shape of a straigh...
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 41
Views: 920

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

And being quite unable to help myself, I honed the two Wapis from the exquisite blue velvet case as well. The edges feel amazing. Dr Moss - your descriptions of all these razors really makes me yearn to experience the sensation. A couple of years ago I yielded to the temptation of a "barber" shave ...
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

drmoss_ca wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:30 am
Gene wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 am I have a small Woods of Windsor puck, and a larger new one - I was just wondering if I could blend them into on plastic tub and keep on going. Doesn't feel like something I could squish together, though - how to handle this?
That would be like rebatching soap.
Ah - thanks for the help!
by Gene
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

I have a small Woods of Windsor puck, and a larger new one - I was just wondering if I could blend them into on plastic tub and keep on going. Doesn't feel like something I could squish together, though - how to handle this?
by Gene
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On
Replies: 18
Views: 2010

Re: New Hearing Aids - 4 Years On

I am resurrecting this old thread because today I had another hearing test and got my first pair of hearing aids. These are a middle of the road pair - and I got them precisely because they have some tinnitus abatement designed into them. I have to say - on one hand my voice sounds like it does when...
by Gene
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

Re: How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?

I bought an injector from an SMF member several years ago. Since then I have bought Schick Platinum blades, the Chinese version, and a 20-blade cartridge that were specially treated somehow (but I don't remember the particulars ... cryo maybe?). I did like the Platinum version the best - but my pers...
by Gene
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Asian Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Asian Movies

Not sure if I could watch them all - but I truly enjoyed Seven Samurai.
by Gene
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 41
Views: 2779

Re: Guns

The orange pair they gave us at the range, in one year, it did not stay in. The free ones at our local range are too firm - they don't fit me well, prone to falling out, too. The link DR. Moss provided is for some nice ones, and the "roll/squeeze" works great with them. Also - +1 on the electronic ...
by Gene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Sudoku anyone?

I like working the puzzles a lot. I found a couple of apps - and I do the easy ones when I want to let my mind wander. The medium's and hard's require me to put little number in the boxes too much (if you do these you understand that). I find that often times what does NOT go in the box is as import...
by Gene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 41
Views: 2779

Re: Guns

Sorry to hear about the issues, sorry about the loss. I have done a few Neighborhood Watch meetings with our local PD Chief. I found out what the ammo of choice was for our local PD - there is a school of thought that says using what they use can't be wrong. Here in Buda they use Federal HST, +P (th...
by Gene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 41
Views: 2779

Re: Guns

Not as deep as Brian, but pretty immersed myself. Interested in the Shield EZ in 9. My Shield carry piece is nice, but that slide action is nice. Plus the grip has been redesigned, and it fits my had better. I also just bought a new piece - mainly because I have a ton of ammo I inherited from my dad...
by Gene
Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 7558

Re: Fountain Pens

Montblancs are beautiful works of art ...... like a vintage razor from you birth year when you are 50 or over. :D I like the looks of the Montblanc ... at the Atlanta airport in the "E" terminal there is a Montblanc store - ink and fountain pens galore. Quite pricey, though -- I always wondered if ...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 790
Views: 100810

Re: Joke of the Day

Talking bird joke... Man goes to the pet shop - asks for the most exotic pet in the shop. Attendant says: "This parrot speaks 5 languages." Man converses with the bird as a test - marvels at the skills - buys the bird and asks to have it delivered. Man gets home that evening - asks what's for dinner...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dovo/Merkur misfortune
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Dovo/Merkur misfortune

This is quite upsetting. The fallout from all this is going to be loss of life, coupled with the failure of companies and small business people everywhere. My wife and I are real estate agents here in Austin. Our last closing (read that as income) was in late February. Can't do open houses, very few...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: PIF time! - Paying it forward @ SMF
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: PIF time! - Paying it forward @ SMF

Gary ... I have been looking for a brush to use in the shower. It is time to consider retiring my old Tweezarman brush, and your looks really nice.

PM sent.
by Gene
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

Sam wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:03 pm Gene, I would love to more about item 1.
Sam:
https://people.com/movies/how-kirk-doug ... blacklist/
by Gene
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

I heard two things on the radio today about Mr. Douglas:

1) He was instrumental in helping break up Hollywood's "Blacklist" era
2) Survived by his wife of 65 years!

Rest easy Mr. Douglas.