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by CMur12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: World Cup 2018

brothers wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:01 pm
The name of the player who had a "hat trick" for Portugal was Ronaldo.
Yes, he's pretty famous.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: World Cup 2018

brothers wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 pm
The game between Spain and Portugal was a good one. They played hard and tied it up.
Good news. Thanks, Gary.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: World Cup 2018

Rufus wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 am
CMur12 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:03 pm
My first choice is Brazil; second choice is Portugal; and third choice is Spain.

- Murray
But Germany will take it. 8)
They're simply the teams I root for. I'm not into this enough to make predictions.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Rare Shaving Soaps
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: WTB: Rare Shaving Soaps

Nathan, it's good to see you here!

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: World Cup 2018

My first choice is Brazil; second choice is Portugal; and third choice is Spain.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Paul and Gary, if the razor is a 1957 or before, it is more easily disassembled, provided you have the appropriate tool to unscrew the mechanism from below. Murray, what's that tool called, and can you get it at a hardware store? I imagine it being similar to a screwdriver, but with two small rods ...
by CMur12
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: SOTD: June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Tuesday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 2015 (back to a favorite silvertip)
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted into a cake)

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Mine is an M-2.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 4 - June 10, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: SOTD: June 4 - June 10, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Gillette Red Tip Super Speed (still too aggressive)
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted into a cake)

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Paul and Gary, if the razor is a 1957 or before, it is more easily disassembled, provided you have the appropriate tool to unscrew the mechanism from below. From 1958, the mechanism was held in place, from below, with a clip. (It may still be possible to disassemble it, but it looks like it would be...
by CMur12
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: I didn't expect the Schick Tracer to get so expensive
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: I didn;t expect the Schick Tracer to get so expensive

Paul, this is too bad, because I think it was one of the best cartridge razors ever made.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 21
Views: 1029

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Hi Paul - The gold Slim Adjustable was still just called the Aristocrat. I have one with the original case and the way it is printed inside, the name of the razor is just Aristocrat and it's an adjustable razor. (On the top line of print inside the case, it says Gillette in gold. On the second line,...
by CMur12
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: The new shaving brush
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: The new shaving brush

Welcome to SMF, may! I'm not familiar with that brush, either. I generally like a badger brush with a 22mm knot (22 - 24mm for synthetics, depending upon the gauge of the fiber), so, like Clive, that is a much bigger brush than I would care to use. We have members here who like larger brushes, howev...
by CMur12
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Another outstanding brushless shaving cream from Lush
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Another outstanding brushless shaving cream from Lush

Thanks, Gary. I can sometimes tolerate a mild fragrance, though it isn't always predictable. I don't have any problem with Valobra Shave Sticks, for example. Occasionally, I will get one that is more strongly fragranced, in which case I just unwrap it and leave it out in the garage for awhile. (This...
by CMur12
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 28, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1038

Re: SOTD: May 28, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted into a cake)

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Another outstanding brushless shaving cream from Lush
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Another outstanding brushless shaving cream from Lush

Thanks for passing this knowledge on, Gary.

Is this product fragranced?

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Cutting boards

Regarding storage of a wooden cutting board, is it ok to leave the board lying on the counter or should they be stored dry so they won't be left where they might happen to be sitting in moisture? I would say the latter, Gary. The Wok Shop recommends storing their cutting blocks in the vertical posi...
by CMur12
Wed May 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Cutting boards

Gary, a good quality plastic cutting board is adequate, and it is easily washed. In the case of wood, end-grain cutting boards are recommended. Then, of course, it follows that harder wood causes more wear to the knife. My preference is the Asian-style cutting board, which is simply a round of pine ...
by CMur12
Mon May 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Availability of Older Cartridge Razors in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Availability of Older Cartridge Razors in the US

Paul, I thought the Contour and the Atra were the same product, with different names for different markets.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Availability of Older Cartridge Razors in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Availability of Older Cartridge Razors in the US

Paul, I have an Atra that I bought as a Gillette "Contour," in Portugal, around 1980. I liked it pretty well at the time. The cartridge razor that I really liked was the Schick Tracer, especially with FX Diamond blades. I have a few cartridges left for mine, but I can't get any more. I prefer shavin...