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by slackskin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Re: Checking out some Taylor's soap and creams

Rufus has mentioned that he has to load for a looong time. My best results with DRH come when I rub the bloomed puck on my face as if it were a shave stick. Sticks are expensive, so I rub the puck. Works for me!
by slackskin
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My recent Trumper's Almond
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: My recent Trumper's Almond

Would it be cost prohibitive to buy from Trumper website? What about buying it from Amazon -- I don't think they let anything sit around long.
by slackskin
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: 150 years? Really???
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: 150 years? Really???

Here's an idea, gents. How about waking up early one morning, shaving with bacon-scented shaving cream (I saw some a few months ago) and then having cream-of-bacon soup for breakfast? The house would smell great! :D
by slackskin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!

I didn't know that a person even could be suspended from eBay. Speaking for myself personally, I would not want to give them as much info as you describe here. I would tell them to pound salt. One can live one's life without eBay.
by slackskin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Baby Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: WTB Baby Smooth

Hi Paul - The vendor website says that the 2019 version head covers the razor blade end caps. I presume this means the former version did not. To me , covering the tabs does not matter one way or the other. The different versions may be different in other ways as well; since I did not have the origi...
by slackskin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 25
Views: 2291

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

I have only used it with Derby so far -- and there is a reason. The head design curves the blade so very sharply that I wondered how well it would perform with a mild blade. So far I have used it with Derby regular blades and Derby Premium blades -- and it does a surprisingly good job. Since I have ...
by slackskin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 25
Views: 2291

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

The RazoRock Baby Smooth provides, for me , that almost magical combination of being very mild, very comfortable, and very efficient. It wipes off the whiskers and feels like I could not hurt myself even if I tried. It's aluminum and thus very light, which tends to promote a light touch and no press...
by slackskin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Prep Revolution

I'm not highly enough educated to even know how to pronounce it. :D A BS isn't enough in today's world. There are dozens of multi-syllable derogatory words used in certain speculative circles nowadays. I don't know what most of them mean, nor do I care. I have much more respect for people of who are...
by slackskin
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Baby Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 274

WTB Baby Smooth

I am interested in buying a 2019 Baby Smooth razor. Please PM me if you have one to sell. Thanks.
by slackskin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Selling more brushes
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Selling more brushes

Gary - I couldn't handle 29 brushes, but applaud you decision to donate the sales price to St. Jude Children's Hospital. They do good work -- both with research and with patient care. Props to you.
by slackskin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk revisit
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Col Conk revisit

Chris - I agree with you re Col Conk soap. With regard to high glycerin based soaps, may I suggest consideration of the following: • https://kellsoriginal.com/Kells-Original-Ultra-Aloe-Blend-Shaving-Soap-Cake-3-XX2.htm They have cakes and stick • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0742C9CSL/ref=emc_b_5_t Im...
by slackskin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Nascar 2019

I like NASCAR because they know how to properly salute the Stars and Stripes. No kneeling, hats off, sing the words. =D>
by slackskin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 1973

Re: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?

At age 73, I still remember a middle school teacher telling me she could sum up the American value system in nine words -- big is good, bigger is better, biggest is best. Hmmmmm, sounds accurate to me.
by slackskin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon

Thanks for the reply, John. I had the same experience as you, and they called back promptly. I must be old school, would rather call than use electronics.
by slackskin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: A Tip of the Hat to Amazon

We recently ordered a wart removal freeze-off kit. It arrived with missing pieces. I was able to get an agent online who took care of the problem immediately. So I can vote for great customer service this time. Question to the OP - I could not find a phone number. Would you care to share it? Thank y...
by slackskin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Murray - With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a ...
by slackskin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

I have been using the sharper blades but recently decided to re-try Derby blades. My first experience with them was decidedly blah -- but my technique has improved since then. I was pleasantly surprised. Am now using a regular Derby in a black handle super speed. Extremely smooth and comfortable, bu...
by slackskin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Be still my heart! Blood pressure needs to revert to normal.

I feared that Gary was going to announce that DRH reformulated for the worse, even (shudder the thought) removing tallow. That would be absolutely terrible.

Glad to see I was wrong. Whew!! :D
by slackskin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 17
Views: 2810

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

Interesting. Maybe it's the water quality/ hardness. In my case, completely dry brushes yield complety awful results. A short soak yields better results. A longer soak of about 5 minutes (Simson Duke in best badger) thoroughly shaken out does best of all.
by slackskin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

The seller refused to ship to HI. That's the problem as I understand it. This was something simple like an inexpensive little dress or something a 2 year old would wear. That's what moms and grandmothers do, they shop on the internet and buy this and that for the kids. :D Gary - Isn't the whole rea...