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by John Rose
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Diet soft drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Diet soft drinks

... And it makes no difference what kind of sweetener you use. Honey, cyclamate, saccharine, aspartame, acesulfame, agave or stevia. When you get that just the taste of sweet is a trigger for insulin secretion you realise none of them are any good for you. ... Does that mean that sucralose in that ...
by John Rose
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1886
Views: 123889

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

For the past two nights (and probably tonight) I've been using a brand-new RazoRock SLOC head from Italian Barber. . RazoRock SLOC on RR Barber Pole SS_2952.JPG I mostly got it because it cost just enough to push my order total over the minimum for free shipping. I use it on a RR Barber Pole SS hand...
by John Rose
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 64237

Re: Acquisitions thread

UPS Tracking said it was delivered, but it said it was delivered to Miramichi, which is 170 km to the north. I got on their 1-800 support line, and it seemed that the driver was not the regular one. He delivered it somewhere, but incorrectly entered Miramichi in the destination. It showed up in a fe...
by John Rose
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3646

Re: Tabac

"Natural" -- I'm inclined to be drawn to it, but I don't know what that means! I know what you mean. Marketers choose to ignore the fact that radon gas, pyroclastic flows , and ricin are all "natural" things too. It doesn't make them any more attractive though. [edit] My intention was to suggest th...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

brothers wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:24 am SOTD Tabac 090220.jpg
Is that a DIY stick (and label) of Tabac in a recycled Irisch Moos container, or did it come that way?
It looks way nicer than the plain white glue stick container I used for my stickified Tabac.
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

SOTN Wednesday Chris' post the other day inspired me to try a Godrej Shaving round in a vintage scuttle. This scuttle belonged to either my grandfather, or my great-grandfather. I'm not quite sure which. . SOTD 2020 09 30 DSCF7397.JPG . prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula ...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: A Treat For Someone
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: A Treat For Someone

Not in, but cool PIF.

If I was in, I'd say Ulukhaktok in the NWT.

I didn't so much travel there as lived there for 7 years ('76-'84), and I had a Gillette Super 109.
I wish I could find it now.
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Pre shave oil

naturalpuerh wrote: Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:18 am Why not use soap with water instead of oil?
Exactly.
I use soap and water to get rid of the natural oils, during my prep shower.
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 64237

Re: Acquisitions thread

My new soap-scooper knife, aka a "snurdler".
99¢ at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
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Looks suspiciously like a cheese spreader, I know.
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 158615

Re: What are you reading?

I think my next book will be The Apostle by Brad Thor. Nothing like GIM to be sure. But there's nothing that puts me to sleep every night as fast as a good book. Out like a light. Here ya go: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/P5EAAOSwSMZeUnVv/s-l640.jpg I had this as a text book at the Northern Albert...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scuttles and Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Scuttles and Soap

Beautiful scuttles. The Waterfall and Cobalt blue patterns / colors are particularly striking to me. An item for the wish list! On my wish list too. I almost always use my homemade soap, and leave it in a deep bowl. This bit can stay in this scuttle. It won't need a lid as it will be used most days...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has it happened to you too?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Has it happened to you too?

I used to like Brut and Old Spice Classic aftershaves, but I don't plan to buy any more of either. It goes the other way too. When I first tried Italian Barber's "GIT" aftershave I thought it was "meh". The second time, "It doesn't suck". Now I quite like it. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be available a...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shaving Brush Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: Shaving Brush Recommendation

gil3591 wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:20 am i'm referring to the omega 20106
"Loft = 65 mm" - Good Lord, that's even worse than the 63 mm loft of a Pro 49. :roll:
Let's move on to something less controversial, like which end of a boiled egg should be cracked open first. :whistle:
by John Rose
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shaving Brush Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: Shaving Brush Recommendation

consider a large omega boar brush such as the professional. with a soft soap it's a good as any of the expensive brushes. soaps such as: palmolive shave stick or FINE soaps work great! [-X I know it's just a question of personal preference, but I would be quick to cancel out your vote. I find the O...
by John Rose
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scuttles and Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Scuttles and Soap

... And with some homemade soap in it: http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/Large_Scuttle.jpg This doesn't work too badly. It has to be deep enough to have the soap, the lather, and the brush still surrounded by the hot double ceramic layer. Obviously, it works best with smaller brushes. As far as I know,...
by John Rose
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Scuttles and Soap
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Scuttles and Soap

Regarding the vintage-syle scuttles, I think I've identified a link to puck design. Williams Mug and Godrej have been around a long time. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Williams_shaving_soap_%28339388796%29.jpg/300px-Williams_shaving_soap_%28339388796%29.jpg https://www.my...
by John Rose
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 819
Views: 105585

Re: Joke of the Day

CMur12 wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:31 pm John, I really appreciate the many illustrations you provide along with your knowledgeable feedback.
The last panel is my motto.
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by John Rose
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ducks in the yard
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Ducks in the yard

brothers wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:25 amI counted 27 ducks at the same time!
That must've been a challenge, the way the wander around. :wink:
by John Rose
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

I know of no antiviral activity from titanium dioxide. Many people are aware that some metals have a mild antibacterial property (copper, brass), but that anti- bacterial , not anti-viral. Ah. An important distinction. Good to know. A hypothesis has been floated in the NEJM that masks may assist us...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 32
Views: 3646

Re: Tabac

I tried Tabac for the first time this summer, when I got a shapeless 20 g sample lump of it. I soon ordered some in the ceramic bowl, because I know I'll be buying refills for it. As far as the scent goes, it seems like an authentic "natural" scent to me. :-k Maybe it's actually carefully engineered...