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by plutek
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks for the tips, bill... i'll check those out!

later: had a good chat with ken at Like Grandpa, and ordered some soap and balm. i tend to buy from Fendrihan, which doesn't carry Like Grandpa. so i'm really thankful that you hipped me to these folks!
by plutek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks, gary... interesting! yeah, from what i've read, there are some folks who seem to be just made for glycerin soap! =D>
by plutek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

one more update, although now we're veering away from the topic, and into more general product comments: i recently received an order of new shaving oil and soap -- Barber & Co shave oil, since i'm running out of my AoS oil (and really don't like it much anyways), and Henri et Victoria Artisan Shavi...
by plutek
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

hey, Bill_K... glad it's useful for somebody! 8)
by plutek
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

alrighty... t's been a while, but i thought i'd report back! :) chris generously helped me out with some nice honing. that has allowed me to improve my straight razor technique considerably... lighter strokes with the razor, a much shallower angle (especially in the troublesome area), and more diago...
by plutek
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks a lot, chris... see PM.

cheers!
.pltk.
by plutek
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

yes, chris.... i'm working on that! :) it's really where i'd rather be. and, gene, thanks much for your generous offer. i'm in canada, and don't have any stateside travels in my near future. :( in the meantime, let's get back to my OP, with a technique question... after much careful observation of w...
by plutek
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks, gene! have you ever used a merkur 15C? i've been leaning that way a bit...
by plutek
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

it's true, and i'm not impatient for something else... what i have now is helping me to discover important things about technique, and is giving me totally acceptable results. yay!

mostly, i just find the butterfly mechanism overly complicated and not the easiest to clean.
by plutek
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

in case it's useful for anyone.... an update and a little story: i was recently touring for 3 weeks, and started out with a gillette fusion5 (i know -- gack, ick, etc., etc...) just 'cuz i didn't want to deal with straight razor maintenance on the road. horrible; i needed a better solution! so, into...
by plutek
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

Brutus wrote: ... best job on earth for shopping all items “classic shaving”.
i'll bet it is...lucky man! =P~
by plutek
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks, @brutus... all comments on point wrt my post! i'm currently looking longingly at my new japanese stones which will seriously up my game in the edge department -- i've just been squeezed for time lately. i won't rush it, so i'm currently bearded. :? when i do finish renovating my blades and g...
by plutek
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

thanks a lot, murray and chris... looks like a great community here, with interesting, thoughtful discussions!

chris, i've read your advice about honing elsewhere on the forum; i'll be giving some more attention to that, and appreciate the experience and recommendations.

cheers!
by plutek
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 3753

chin - problem with grain direction

greetings! curious if any of you have some good wisdom about a little problem area i have: between the lower lip and the tip of the chin! i'm shaving with a straight razor, and have everything tweaked out nicely (equipment, product, technique) for both comfort and acceptable closeness everywhere exc...