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by slackskin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

@ John Rose - you asked which scent. I prefer muted-to-none (long story) so used Almond, which provided a negligible scent as desired.
by slackskin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

I am a long time wet shaver and today was my first use of a Col Conk shaving soap. I rubbed the puck on my face as if a stick. The results, for me, were as good as any other plain glycerin-based shaving soap -- of which I have tried several. Given the very affordable price point, I was pleasantly su...
by slackskin
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 25
Views: 4942

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Have you tried rubbing the puck directly on your stubble as if using a stick? That technique works well for me with other soaps.

Also, suggest PM to user "Brothers" who uses Salter pucks successfully.
by slackskin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Stirling Finest Badger 24MM - mods please archive
Replies: 5
Views: 452

SOLD Stirling Finest Badger 24MM - mods please archive

BUMP 9/20/19 with pictures. This brush is fine, just not my cup of tea. Used maybe a dozen times, if that. Price new is $32.95 + $4.55 shipping so I paid $37.50 total. I will sell it for $20 including shipping to any US address (more if foreign). Thanks for looking. 20190920_172046.jpg 20190920_1720...
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 4381

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

Chris - May I suggest going down the road Murray mentioned. Because you have used razors that are about as mild as they get, maybe it's not the razor. As Murray has suggested, maybe you need a different soap. I think that a soap with better cushion MAY (just may) be the solution for you. D R Harris ...
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 4381

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

Pauldog wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 pm
"RazoRock Baby Smooth"

What blades(s) do you like with it?
All of my best blades work well in it. The only blade I do not like is Feather, but I don't like it with other razors either.
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: glycerine soap lathering
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: glycerine soap lathering

Interesting. I have never been able to load a brush properly with glycerine soap in a bowl, but have great results when using a glycerine soap shaving stick or rubbing the puck on my face. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me as to "why" but that has been my experience.
by slackskin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD - PLS ARCHIVE - Parker Semi-Slant only $8.00
Replies: 0
Views: 463

SOLD - PLS ARCHIVE - Parker Semi-Slant only $8.00

Hello SMFers -

The newly released Parker Semi-Slant gets good reviews but it's just not my cup of tea. Used only 3 times. I would like to sell it for the $8.00 cost of shipping to any USA address -- or a bit higher to foreign address as per U S Postal Service. Please PM me if interested.
by slackskin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco
Replies: 1
Views: 319

New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco

Costco website now has a refill pack of blades for $1.11 each but no handle. Wonder if their blades fit other handles? We have always had good experience with Costco products. Anyone have experience with these?
by slackskin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: gillette takes a hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: gillette takes a hit

I guess they hit the wall going much past a $2 cartridge price. They seem to have peaked at the Mach 3, which is still very popular. I notice that Gillette 3 (not Mach 3) carts go for ~USD$1.60 each on Amazon. Costco proprietary brand 3-blade cart may be another option. I'm not a daily cart shaver ...
by slackskin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Helpful suggestions:
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

Re: Helpful suggestions:

brothers wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:49 pm
If you try to rob a bank, you won't have to bother paying rent or bills or buying food for at least 10 years, whether you are successful or not.
You also get free medical care (including operations) and dental work. No deductibles, no copays, great!!
by slackskin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Parker DE Blades - a good experience
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Parker DE Blades - a good experience

I tried Parker DE blades on a whim, thinking “this is new (to me) so let’s give it a shot." They appeared to have packaging identical to the Derby Premium black wrapper blades, so I thought maybe they were re-branded blades. But no, once again expectations and experience are two different things. A ...
by slackskin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: English Teacakes

drmoss_ca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:00 am
Now that parliament is televised, you can see and hear exactly how members speak.
@Dr Moss - Is parliament televised in Northern California? I would be interested to watch. Thank you.
by slackskin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: English Teacakes

@Dr Moss - Pardon my sense of humor, but would a MP properly speak RP?

This is very interesting.
by slackskin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: English Teacakes

@El Alemain - watched video, touche!

@Dr Moss - what ever happened to the King's English that I learned as a native Californian? Has it been as corrupted just like American English?
by slackskin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: English Teacakes

@ DrMoss - they look wonderful, can you email me some?

@El Alamein - coffee? Really? Brits would likely consider it heretical. Out, bad spot! :D
by slackskin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Older guys and mild razors

At 74 I think I qualify as an "older guy." Some say age is "just a number" but that has not been my experience. The skin on my face does not seem to have become more fragile but I do prefer a mild razor with a blade that remains consistently very sharp. The skin on my forearms and forehead are MUCH ...
by slackskin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth adapter for the car
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Bluetooth adapter for the car

Gary - Back in the day, my tech-savvy daughter bought a cord that plugged into the cigarette lighter with the other end in a mp3 player. Worked just fine. No bluetooth needed. Not sure if the technology has changed, but worth a look at a place like Best Buy. Disclaimer - I am retired and do not (and...