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by brothers
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1866
Views: 96192

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

John that's a part of our beloved SMF. One's good, rwo's not likely. Offsite imaging sources are the way to go for multiples. I'd like to see the finished product. 😃
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Cobra Conversion

Chris, I would be proud to accept it from you, considering the history and the amount of planning and work you have invested in this unique treasure of a razor.
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 56
Views: 16515

Re: Alum Blocks?

For the past 6 or 7 months I've been trying to use my straight razors for 3 or 4 days during the month just to stay in practice maintaining and using them. I've enjoyed it a lot. As a result of 3 or 4 daily shaves in a row with open razors when I'm not used to it, my face becomes quite sensitive due...
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Against the grain
Replies: 30
Views: 7033

Re: Against the grain

Just checking in to report the XTG thing is working better and better now that I've got the razor/blade combo on the right track (see below). One lather pass against the grain followed by a splash of hot water after the lather's gone and a random multi-directional pass for touching up and smoothing ...
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 38
Views: 2786

Re: Friday's shave

Yesterday's shave (Friday of course) sported a newcomer to my razor category. It's the newly redesigned General by Colonial.
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razorpit with SE razors?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: razorpit with SE razors?

I may have known what these are in an earlier scenario, so I watched the video on YouTube and now I know. I don't use one, and maybe it works for the cartridge razors. A couple of years ago I began to use the AC single edge Schicks and Kais in my General, and I throw them away after 30 days and repl...
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1866
Views: 96192

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

For the past 4 mornings, my razor of the day has been the newly redesigned General from Colonial razors.
by brothers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym
Replies: 27
Views: 46204

Re: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym

Hmmm --- something to think about. I suppose there are some things we should do, but don't, as opposed to some things we never thought of doing. Eels in my water? :shock:
by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Where to buy straight razor pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Where to buy straight razor pins?

This is an easy one. ebay; Classic shaving; Maggard Razors; Naked Armor straight razors. Not from my memory, just a couple of seconds logging into google.
by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

My plan for no hair on the head is working brilliantly well. I do nothing except keep on having birthdays every year, and I'm almost to the point that the hair is completely gone, requiring no mechanical processes whatsoever. It seems to be an automatic biological process.
by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

John, if this is the Super 109 to which you have referred, then I agree whole-heartedly.
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by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 39
Views: 6202

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

The big wigs responsible for marketing at Trumper's appear to be incompetent.
by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym
Replies: 27
Views: 46204

Re: Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym

This would be unnecessary. Think for a moment about the fact that it's a vessel for hot water to transfer heat to the exterior of the bowl where the soap/lather resides. Do I ever contemplate cleaning out the inside of the 50 gallon hot water heater that sits in my garage, or the pipes through which...
by brothers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Chess

I'm glad that your son's playing the game with you now. Oh, and I hope he gives you a serious challenge for victory! :D At 11 or 12 I started trying to learn chess with one of my schoolmates. It was as basic as one gets when there's no mentor. Soon I learned I had a very cool uncle who was, by his o...
by brothers
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Helpful suggestions:
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Helpful suggestions:

John, I like the way you think! Such common sense is very refreshing! :D
by brothers
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General razor - newly redesigned model
Replies: 0
Views: 44

General razor - newly redesigned model

The original design General from Colonial has provided hundreds of exemplary shaves since I discovered it. Now the gents at Colonial have released a redesigned version of the General. I've shaved with it twice now, and will continue to do so until I've been able to understand how the changes are wor...
by brothers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor's Sandalwood Cream
Replies: 31
Views: 4105

Re: Taylor's Sandalwood Cream

Around these parts it translates to YMMV! :D
by brothers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?

It's a peculiar fact that after I started using synthetics I've lost the ability to build a successful lather with my boar brushes - soap or cream. Badgers still work as well as ever. It beats me! I kept 3 boars for sentimental reasons.
by brothers
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 39
Views: 6202

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I am surprised that it appears Penhaligons is not selling any shave soaps now. Both UK and USA websites list pitifully minimal lathering and brushless shaving cream options. Big on the fragrances. DR Harris has updated/reformulated their tallow shaving soaps for the better, according to recent repor...
by brothers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank Goodness
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Thank Goodness

I am a strong believer in backups, specifically when I get fortunate enough to find that "one" in a million that meets or exceeds my expectations and perceptions.