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by brothers
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 43
Views: 6162

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

On reflection, I'm thinking my next group of 3 should probably be some of the old heavy English blades. I have two or three that are going to require a new edge before they'll be usable. That'll be fun. Probably sometime around Memorial Day.
by brothers
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Nascar 2019

I have marked my calender so I don't miss the upcoming Geico 500 at Talledega in the state of Alabama. April 28th.
by brothers
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1833
Views: 86227

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

General razor - Schick Proline blade - Great shave!
by brothers
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Tim's vetiver shaving soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
General razor
Schick Proline blade (19)
Superior 70 splash
by brothers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Murray, this is from someone almost 100 years old. The family had 11 children and lived on a farm out in western Oklahoma. On washday (Monday) the father built a fire outside in the yard under one of those enormous black cast iron pots filled with water. The mother supervised while the older girls g...
by brothers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Tim's vetiver shaving soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Boker King Cutter straight razor
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

One of the classy-est presentations in the world for what many consider the best shaving soap ever.
by brothers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 43
Views: 6162

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Third day with a straight razor - Boker King Cutter full hollow. It'll be fun to pick out 3 more for next month.
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by brothers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 557
Views: 81553

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Boker King Cutter
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by brothers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2124
Views: 98855

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Thanks Basil. I was wondering about the texture being different than the standard mentholated Proraso we are all so familiar with.
by brothers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 43
Views: 6162

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

It's been 10 years I'm using straight razors. Bought and sold more than a few razors, hones, strops and other related substances and devices. Sharpened and shaved with dozens of razors, many of them untold scores of times. Bottom line: keep it simple. Fact: different types of razors do not - and nev...
by brothers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Tim's vetiver shaving soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Hart Steel 6/8 straight razor
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 557
Views: 81553

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

This morning I used the freshly sharpened Hart 6/8 razor. I do like the way it feels in the hand and on the face. This is because it's a quarter hollow. Doesn't make any sound. Nice razor.
by brothers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Our Kenmore washer has hot and cold water options.
by brothers
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2124
Views: 98855

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

pausted wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Proraso Wood & Spice cream
Basil, I've been curious about the scent of this shaving cream. What's your impression? Is this the one that comes only in the giant tube?
by brothers
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Agreed. The failure to learn from the past is usually a costly mistake. When I revisit the past in memory, depending on my mood, sometimes I choose only the good memories, but some days recalling the not-so-hot painful stuff is pretty unpleasant and always makes me very thankful we don't live back i...
by brothers
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 69

SOTD: April 22 - April 28, 2019

Tim's vetiver shaving soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Filarmonica 14 straight razor
Superior 70 after shave splash
by brothers
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 557
Views: 81553

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Today's straight razor was the Filarmonica Novodur #14 8/8.
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by brothers
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 43
Views: 6162

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

It's been a month already since I sharpened 3 straight razors and shaved with each of them over a period of 3 days. This morning I picked three more favorites for sharpening to shave ready condition. I chose the Hart Steel 6/8; the Boker King Cutter 7/8; and the Filarmonica 14 8/8. Used the same sto...
by brothers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

I could use to pay the milkman or the like the good old days...not quite the same but with all the new delivery services spring up it's almost full circle (the more things change, the more thy stay the same??) Happy Easter clive Clive now that you mention it, I see where we're going in our children...