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by ScottB
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16291

Churchill wrote:Scott,
You should be able to melt the QED soap,place wax paper in you Anchor bowl and pour the QED soap on top of it. Let it set up until solid, place in the freezer for a time and then remove soap puck,remove the wax paper and have a loose puck.
Excellent, thank you sir.
by ScottB
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16291

Saturday Musgo Real Glyce Lime Vision (closed down all the way) Schick Plus Platinum (4) Omega 20106 QED Wild Orange soap Dominica Bay Rum with Lime Does anyone transfer their QED soap to another container? What is the best way to do that? I like to store my soap in a glass Anchor Hocking bowl and p...
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Blade Count or How I lost my Mind and became a Hoarder
Replies: 27
Views: 3085

Blades dont take up much space hence are easy to hide. :lol: My shave den is in the guest house (not on the beaten path) and "blades don't take up much space" lol. Here is a peek at my stash. A large-ish shipment of injectors is still in transit. My modest bathsoap collection is on the top shelf: h...
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Omega boar brush 10049
Replies: 34
Views: 13434

brothers wrote:I've had pretty good luck with the 20106 Omega.
+1
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Travel Shave Bag
Replies: 18
Views: 4258

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Great travel kit! Wow!
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winston Churchill
Replies: 62
Views: 12702

I loved both Manchester's volumes on Churchill -- sad that he passed away before he could complete the next couple of volumes as Alone ends with much more story left to tell. I remember reading and re-reading the reference to Churchill's shaving -- and even called it out to my wife at the time. She...
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "typical" blade life?
Replies: 20
Views: 2203

Some keep dice, some a spreadheet of shaves, I do the latter since I have always 2 razors loaded with a blade. Some are like Wendell here who wants to experience a bad shave lol. Myself I change after 4-6 shaves depending of the blade. Does not matter if the last shave was good, I just ditch the bl...
by ScottB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winston Churchill
Replies: 62
Views: 12702

Lets see, yes William Manchester gives a mention in The Last Lion, William Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940: First, the description of his valet is pretty fun: "Churchill's man is called David Inches by the rest of the household, and like his master is considered eccentric, "a tremendous character"...
by ScottB
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Old Type
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

I've sort of reviewed this razor in today's SOTD.

Scott
by ScottB
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16291

Thursday Musgo Real Glyce Lime 1918 Old Type Schick Plus Platinum (3) Plisson #16 HMW AOS unscented creme Eau d'Emeraude splash BBS. I skipped a shave and the Old performed very well. Modern blades protrude from each end of the razor head a few millimeters but it just wasn't an issue. This razor see...
by ScottB
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Avene shaving cream
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Squire wrote:Perhaps the product development budget got short changed due to the expense of graphic design.
Yep, they clearly spent all their money on that complex graphic. :)

Scott
by ScottB
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16291

Tuesday Night

Musgo Real Glyce Lime
EJ89L
Schick Plus Platinum (2)
Omega 20106
Trumpers Coconut hard soap
Superior70 Bay Rum
Trumpers Lime Skinfood
by ScottB
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Old Type
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

II've read that these were mild shavers which is what I'm hoping for. The NEW is supposed to be more aggressive. Scott Hi there, One thing those Old Types aren't is a mild shaver. I've tried lots of OC types over the years and that head design has one hell of a bite. Heh, on my face those things fe...
by ScottB
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Old Type
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

Scott, No need to be sick. Wasn't your fault. I once had a package deliverd to my neighbors house. They were on vacation and it sat on their front porch for a week before my curiosity got the best of me. I went across the street to look and discovered it was mine. Stuff happens. Maybe it will turn ...
by ScottB
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16291

Monday July 4th

Musgo Real Glyce Lime
1963 I3 Slim Adjustable (set to 4)
Schick Plus Platinum (1)
Plisson #12 HMW
Honeybee Spa Old Spice shea butter soap
1955 Old Spice AS
by ScottB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Old Type
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

So you won the thing...and it just vanished? :oops: :oops: :oops: This razor went missing in shipment. Just gone. First package I've lost, ever. Scott Post office tracking number shows it was delivered but the UPS store where I keep a PO box says they don't have it. If it turns out to be lost it is...
by ScottB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Old Type
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

:oops: :oops: :oops:

This razor went missing in shipment. Just gone.

First package I've lost, ever.

Scott
by ScottB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 27 thru July 3 2011
Replies: 201
Views: 16454

desertbadger wrote:SUNDAY

Schick N2 w/74
Oh that has to be sweeeet.

Scott
by ScottB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fidelity? Is that you?
Replies: 54
Views: 10910

I've been wet-shaving for 40+ years, and I still enjoying trying different blades, soaps, razors, etc., though I have some "basics" that I always go back to. Presently, I'm into making brushes so that I can experiment with different handle styles, materials, and knots. Welcome to SMF. Making brushe...
by ScottB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Looking for a "Starter Kit"
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

You're learning two things, how to shave with a straight and how to prepare a straight. I found it necessary to separate those two learning processes. I recommend getting a starter straight and having it professionally honed and then just buying a leather strop. Then you can concentrate on learning ...