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by slackskin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

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: 409

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...
by slackskin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

I am officially confused. Gary lives in the United States. His daughter lives in the United States. The seller will ship to one part of the united Stated but not to another part of the United States. It is 7627 miles from Islamabad to Oklahoma City plus another 3742 miles from Oklahoma City to Honol...
by slackskin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

Agreed. Be VERY wary. If the message includes an alleged Fedex tracking number, do NOT click on it. Instead, I suggest the following procedure. Write down the alleged tracking number Go the the fedex website by YOURSELF , and type in he alleged tracking number by YOURSELF. If no info is located, it ...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Occam's Razor

Here's something similar at Connaught Shaving that takes standard Injector blades: https://connaughtshaving.com/supply.html - Murray The same razor Murray has mentioned is available to US buyers much more economically (and likely faster) at the OEM's website https://getsupply.com/products/the-singl...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 47
Views: 11533

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

I don't mean to hijack this thread but the information is valuable to US military veterans and should be publicized. The VA has changed its position on hearing aids. Nowadays the VA will give you a super-complete hearing test and (if needed) top-of-the-line heading aids from the top manufacturers FO...
by slackskin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: 'Website not secure' notification
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: 'Website not secure' notification

There is a free ssl certification available from the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) via letsencrypt.org . You need root access to the web server to install it, but I have been using it for a couple years without incident. To redirect all traffic to https, you add a 301 redirect to the Apache o...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Prep Revolution

What's important is that it worked for you. The only ones who are entitled to respond to your information would be someone who's actually experienced it and formed their own opinion. :D Any information you can share regarding the brand and store? I hope I'm not violating any SMF rules by mentioning...
by slackskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prep Revolution
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Prep Revolution

I tried a new prep alternative about which I recently read (can't remember where). Step1 - apply electric razor pre-shave lotion. Whiskers stand up straight rather than being limp from warm water. Step 2 - lather up and shave with cold water. Simple. Fast. Cheaper than many other alternatives. Resul...
by slackskin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: New blade bad shave

Hello Robert I have never used a straight (old guy, shaky hands some days) but from what I have read, your razor may not indeed be shave ready even though you have been told so. Dr Moss Isee above comment) is right on the money. He is a guru on this subject, well worth listening to. May I suggest go...
by slackskin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette rubie's
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: gillette rubie's

I believe they carry 113 brands!
by slackskin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES
Replies: 31
Views: 3089

Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Hi Paul

I'm looking for a Super Speed to have up at our cabin, so I don't have to take kit up and back all the time.
Back in June you mentioned a W1 without the case. Do you still have?
Thanks
Slackskin
by slackskin
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Has anyone tried the Gillette 3?
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Has anyone tried the Gillette 3?

To return to Paul's original question, I have tried the Gillette 3 and I like it. To me, the 5 and Fusion seem too big to get the job done. The 3 is just plain and simple and effective. I would prefer a DE shave, but the Gillette 3 (to me) is a good choice for travel or when in a hurry or when parti...
by slackskin
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 17
Views: 5183

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

Then again, we must remember that Wendell IS an anglophile. :D
by slackskin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Merkur 34C heavy duty
Replies: 1
Views: 603

WTB Merkur 34C heavy duty

I am seeking a 34C. Please PM me if interested. Thank you.
by slackskin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return to Simplicity
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: Return to Simplicity

@ churchilllafemme - Here is an idea for your 80th birthday. Because DEs are forbidden as carry-ons, I recently became curious about the newly-launched "Gilette3" (not Mach3) cartridge shaver. When used with a fresh cartridge, they give as good a shave as a DE (for me, anyway). I was also surprised ...
by slackskin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Canada Day
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Canada Day

We were in Halifax a few years ago on Canada Day. They kept the giant party going until July 4th when they celebrated USA Independence Day. Our hosts told us Canadians will use any excuse for a party. Way To Go, Canada!
by slackskin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Creams
Replies: 20
Views: 2840

Re: Truefitt & Hill Creams

I wish they had a truly unscented product. T&H Ultimate Comfort touts itself as unscented, but it's not so. The ingredients even specify lavender.
by slackskin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 12517

Re: "That Lather"

What about D R Harris? Their soaps still have tallow. I have used DRH and it seems to me their soaps are superior performers. For the old-timers, how does the current DRH compare to the days of yore?
by slackskin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Cleaning Guide
Replies: 46
Views: 69451

Re: Razor Cleaning Guide

A new method -- thought it may be of interest to forum readers. Those living in areas with soft water may not be familiar with a kitchen product called Finish . It is a blue liquid sold at the grocery store, Costco, Target, etc and is intended to put into your dishwasher to remove soap scum and spot...