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by JPDyson
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Semogue Owner's Club Two-Band - $72 shipped
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Is it the price, or does nobody want one?

$65?

Update: SOLD
by JPDyson
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Semogue Owner's Club Two-Band - $72 shipped
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Semogue Owner's Club Two-Band - $72 shipped

Lightly used, maybe 6 months old, no shedding and all-around in excellent condition. I'm a boar guy (this brush was finally bumped off the shelf by the Semogue Caravela).

Asking $72 shipped (the pen is not included).


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by JPDyson
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skin food follows Alum block?
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

The order I believe would be after your shave, rinse, alum, rinse*, after-shave(s)**

*Some people don't rinse after alum; I do.
**Some people do a combo of splash/balm; you would do splash first, then balm. Thinnest stuff first.
by JPDyson
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic
Replies: 49
Views: 6091

mantic wrote:Wow, based on the responses so far I clearly need to do more research. :shock:

--Mark
A couple of polls might be in order to draw out majority opinions, but much like anything else, you'll probably find quite a few that don't fit the curve.
by JPDyson
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic
Replies: 49
Views: 6091

Two bands tend to be bulbs, have spring to the loft and good flow-though for a great combination. I never understood this, actually. I'd much rather have the backbone and spring distributed over a bigger area (like a fan) vs an almost sharp-feeling bulb. I think the bulb shape makes more sense with...
by JPDyson
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: "Massaging" Vs. "Painting" Lather Applic
Replies: 49
Views: 6091

But I will also say that fan shaped ones works better with circular motion,while bulb shaped ones works better with painting strokes. Definitely something to this; pretty much explains the absence of bulb knots in my stable. I like the massage, and doing that with stiff, bulbous knots is very uncom...
by JPDyson
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Good Deal: C.O. Bigelow
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Shame the ones around me have all but sold out of the balms. I think I saw some of the blue or red last I looked. The green and black were my favorites - nice scent, excellent performance. The unscented one can still be had from C.O. Bigelow direct.
by JPDyson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any good Alum Block out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4422

Tye wrote:I've been using the AoS alum block for the last couple of weeks and really like the results. I don't rinse after applying it and haven't had any trouble at all. Does it matter if you rinse after applying or now?

-Tye
Eh, some people get irritation if they don't.
by JPDyson
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any good Alum Block out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4422

Couple of clarifications from my experience: 1. Alum vs Styptic: Though the chemical compounds share similar attributes (you'll see them all called astringents, styptics, and antiseptics) they're pretty different in terms of use; the styptic pencil is just for spot application on cuts and such. It's...
by JPDyson
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Rover
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

Red rover, red rover, send... yourself... on over!
by JPDyson
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Rover
Replies: 29
Views: 4262

What a dreadful tease! :lol:
by JPDyson
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Anyone has a spare Simpson sticker???
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Hey, Mark - you took my message just as I meant it, it seems. I really appreciate your presence around here (and I don't see much of that from other "big name" makers). It sounds like to me that the variance is just a part of the process, and always has been, if I understand you correctly. And perha...
by JPDyson
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Anyone has a spare Simpson sticker???
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Let me clear something up as a few of the B&B natives got their knickers in a twist over our decision to offer replacement stickers on the website ... Mark, I wanted to reply here to this notion. I'm sure that, no matter what you'd done to explain your position on this, there would be an ample supp...
by JPDyson
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Anyone has a spare Simpson sticker???
Replies: 20
Views: 3237

Guys, I can personally attest to the fact that Rudy's aim here is a very noble one! :wink:
by JPDyson
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cold Water Rinse and "Pop Ups"
Replies: 29
Views: 4080

Noticed this as well. I think the heat causes a swelling of the skin on your face which obscures some stubble. Cooling your face reveals it.

Maybe.

I don't know.
by JPDyson
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Moss Scuttle Anniversary Prize Draw
Replies: 51
Views: 6737

Here we go again. Sorry, Chris! Thanks for your willingness to indulge me (I am ever learning what I've been missing "out here" beyond a certain... realm). The entire point of the invention of this cream scuttle was to make something that would allow hot lather from cream. Well, I'm afraid little a...
by JPDyson
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Owners Club 2 Band
Replies: 27
Views: 7034

Softer than Simpsons I've tried, Ken - I don't have the others you mentioned. It would be a nice "little" brush for your collection...
by JPDyson
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Using soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3196

I don't think I've tried a Simpson brush that performed less than superbly with soaps. As with any very dense brush, loading with more soap will be somewhat necessary. It's a hungry brush, so you have to feed it before it will start giving lather back. Still, the baseline density for Simpson brushes...
by JPDyson
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: feather artist club RG... yay or nay??
Replies: 22
Views: 16877

I have a KAI Captain (folding). Holds the same razors as the AC's, but has a better look to my eyes (a bit cleaner). The KAI blades are great as well (particularly the "sharpblades"). About like a Feather Pro, but smoother. The blades sit about 0.5mm deeper in the KAI than they do in the Feather ra...
by JPDyson
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Moss Scuttle Anniversary Prize Draw
Replies: 51
Views: 6737

Right, so it's a "brush scuttle" more or less? Just holds the brush and the lather you made elsewhere.