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If the soap or cream I used on the single ATG pass is fortunate be as slick as I like, the water-only pass is exquisite. Any that aren't slick in the touchup water pass are not my cup of tea, and are gathering dust "in the box", or in the dumpster - it doesn't matter which.
- Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:17 pm
- Forum: Straight Razors
- Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
- Replies: 26
- Views: 532
Just this afternoon I was thinking that even though the scripted method Todd provided (with much thought and effort, which is deeply appreciated) didn't work for me even though I wanted it to, I should look at a more conventional means of sharpening the Red Imp Wedge. I like that razor and now that ...
- Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:15 pm
- Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
- Topic: Boots for heavy rain
- Replies: 16
- Views: 160
In my decades of going to court, etc. I never found it necessary to change into wading boots. We don't get much rain around here, and when it does, the only folks we see out and moving about during the height of the deluge are mail carriers, tow truck drivers, etc. Otherwise I (and everyone else cau...
- Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: An alternative to shaving every day
- Replies: 15
- Views: 1458
This is an update to my original post above, 9 months ago. It took several years of experimentation to identify the tools and products that give me the best shaves of my life. They're all inexpensive and they meet my expectations and perceptions of what an ideal every day shave should be. Because I ...
- Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:48 pm
- Forum: Shaving Brushes
- Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
- Replies: 6
- Views: 159
From the beginning, the manufacturers attracted their customers by making their synthetic brushes look similar to the standard non-threatening badger and boar. Then some black synthetics showed up, and now there's this smoke color. Shaving brush handles, on the other hand, were only offered in the s...
- Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:42 pm
- Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
- Topic: Williams Redux
- Replies: 7
- Views: 196
A few years back I read about the glycerin process. I tried it and it didn't work for me. I also tried most of the other suggested courses of action and nothing worked (for me, YMMV). Once or twice I raised a lather, only to see it dissipate within seconds as I watched.
- Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:07 pm
- Forum: ShaveMyFace University
- Topic: brush cleaning
- Replies: 19
- Views: 2580
The badger hair was slightly stained after the ordeal, and the soaking didn't remove the stains. At the end of the process I combed it for several minutes, just to help it dry.