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by ShadowsDad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 105

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

I read that also and it didn't click initially. Or maybe I thought it was being overly dramatic. Like Murray I just use a gentle swirling motion, no extreme moves that abuse the brush. John, if what you write is accurately represented by the description, have you tried blooming the Williams? I'm not...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 105

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

When I was using a cabinet full of products I paid no attention to any of that whether it was triple milled soap or a cream from out of a pump. Now that I use my products exclusively I still pay no attention to any of that, I use the brush of the day, in the rotation when it comes up with my tub soa...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Libraries

Our local Maine library does much the same thing John. But I must confess I don't use it very much. If I want to read something I generally buy a copy so that I can make notes in it. I just don't have time to read for pleasure anymore other than the odd entertainment that I find in my subscriptions ...
by ShadowsDad
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank Goodness
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Thank Goodness

Clive, you're not alone in having spares of critical gear. The only time I don't is when it's a very expensive piece of gear.
by ShadowsDad
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: glycerine soap lathering
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: glycerine soap lathering

When I was using other manufacturers soaps I can't say that I noticed a huge difference and I always melted them into tubs for loading. It's been years since using them. Have you tried using less water for loading?
by ShadowsDad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: when is a blade dull?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: when is a blade dull?

I can't help you with the latest and greatest (as advertised on TV) razors. But in DE you'll know a blade is dull when it bites and draws blood. In SE they just stop giving an efficient shave, no biting involved. Others will come in to the discussion eventually who can. Never have I ever heard of a ...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Cooking with power outage

Gary, as I mentioned you don't need to do what I did. A much smaller system designed to only power the range will suffice. It would require a 12v deep cycle lead acid battery (kept on a trickle charger 24/7/365), and an inverter (find out how much power the item consumes and size the inverter approp...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In search of a good synthetic
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: In search of a good synthetic

It's been awhile since I've been in the market but when I was the biggest problems I had was that there was no grading system as there is with badger. Maybe that has changed? Here are some names for you that I give high recommendations for, Simpsons, Muhle, and Plisson. All good synthetics. Note: Wh...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Cooking with power outage

Yeah, our homes are designed for an electrical connection and when it's not there they don't function all that well. Gary, we experienced an ice storm 20 some odd years ago. There was, with no exaggeration, 4" of ice coating everything after the 3 day period that it took for that buildup. It was rai...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

LOL! Yeah, makes sense.
by ShadowsDad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Lardy Cake

Looks good!

Yes, but if you didn't do the folding and rolling there wouldn't be the layers and I suspect that's part of the eating enjoyment. At least it would be for me.
by ShadowsDad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

My wife groaned. I thought it was funny.
by ShadowsDad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time

Gents, understand that I didn't try it and it isn't my recipe but something I got from the 'net. I posted it only for the spice/herb mix. Good or bad, please let me know how it works for you. Ranch isn't my normal dressing of choice, but every time I've ever had it I liked it. I just don't have it o...
by ShadowsDad
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Ranch Dressing DYI in no time

Gary, I post this not to steal your thunder but for those folks who don't like spice/herb packets. Personally I don't trust them. Here the herbs are listed for those cooks who DIY. I go so far as to make my own mayo with oils that aren't highly refined. This is not my recipe but taken from Barefeeti...
by ShadowsDad
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

ROTFLMAO!
by ShadowsDad
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: It's the 4th of July!
Replies: 4
Views: 357

It's the 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day America!

Have your cookouts, but also let's not forget the price that was paid for our freedom, and let's not give it up freely to those who would give us a few dollars so that they can control us.

https://youtu.be/Zw6sKtXDCZk
by ShadowsDad
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

How do you milk sheep?
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Come out with a new Iphone and charge $1000 for it.
by ShadowsDad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

Gary, I'm the same way. Love 'em, but can't remember them even if it was to save my life.
by ShadowsDad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76044

Re: Joke of the Day

Yeah it is!