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by CMur12
Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

Hi Danny -

In spite of the unavoidable sadness, reading about you and your brothers and sisters all coming together for your mother's sake warmed my heart. That is a treasure that she will take with her.

I, too, will keep you all in my prayers, and I look forward to your return.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Problems lathering with the omega brush
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Hi Rocky - If you have hard water, it could contribute to the problem. It could make lather more difficult to produce, and it could cause lather to break down more quickly, as well. We have hard water here, and I was over at the house of a friend that I had infected with an interest in wet shaving. ...
by CMur12
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SMF III Brush - My take on it
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

I just got my SMF III brush a couple of days ago. I find the tips softer than the tips on my Rooney Style 1/Small/Super, and it has more backbone, too. Last night I used it with a cake of Mitchell's Wool Fat. I just held the naked soap cake in my left hand and scrubbed it with the brush. The brush h...
by CMur12
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First shave with an Injector - Great shave!
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

My first razor was a Schick Injector. I bought one of those NWC Injectors and ordered a bunch of CVS injector blades for it, but I haven't tried them yet. I need to find myself another Schick Injector and get some Schick blades. I'm relieved to hear that the CVS/Personna blades can be loaded into th...
by CMur12
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conclusions
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Hi John - You have been much more sensible about this and have exercised more restraint than I have. I respect you for that. I, too, hope to settle down to a favorite brush, razor, blade, and soap, at some point. I'm finding that I prefer soaps to creams, at least in concept. I really enjoy the comp...
by CMur12
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Learn To Shave From Your Father?
Replies: 27
Views: 3952

I just remember being sent to the bathroom to shave the fuzz off my upper lip. No one taught me how, but I had a long time between that first fuzz and a full beard to learn. I remember picking up the razor with a blade in it and approaching my face with trepidation. Then I remember how my upper lip ...
by CMur12
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMF III Discussions, reviews, shipping & delivery thread
Replies: 181
Views: 33048

Hey Johnnie - My brush arrived today! It's a handsome brush. At this point, the tips feel softer than those of my Rooney Style 1/Small/Super. On the other hand, it hasn't been used yet, either. I look forward to trying it out on my T&H Luxury Shaving Soap or my Mitchell's Wool Fat Thanks for che...
by CMur12
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Look at this !
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Hi bigeggy - It's an interesting idea. Guys around here talk a lot about the shape of a brush's handle, so that might be a problem. We all have our favorite soaps and creams, so we would have to whip up the lather with this or a separate brush, then load it into the chamber. At that point, there wou...
by CMur12
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Questions for Veterans and Rookies
Replies: 25
Views: 5045

Hi Dustin - 1. I have had a beard for 35 years and only shave my throat/neck. I have typically shaved only every other day because my throat hasn't tolerated a daily scraping. I'm working back towards every day, however, as my lather and ability to wield a DE razor with a light touch improve. 2. I g...
by CMur12
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Newbie introduction and shaving ritual
Replies: 35
Views: 6752

Hi Paul - As I read more of your posts, I came to the conclusion that you had to be a native speaker of English, living in France. Your language competence is that of a native, not that of a person speaking a polished second language. My shaving equipment at present? Razor: Merkur Classic Long Handl...
by CMur12
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Facial hair (the stuff you don't shave)
Replies: 40
Views: 5087

I've had a beard for 35 years, now closely cropped and mostly gray. I go through this whole production just to scrape by throat.
by CMur12
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Hi Mish - The shave advocated here isn't the old "one pass and you're done." Multi-bladded razors were designed to get the most out of one pass, but they often do so at the expense of razor burn and ingrown hairs. Learn to become comfortable with the new method and equipment. Beard prep is...
by CMur12
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What shave set do you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4971

Welcome Kellman - A couple of places where you could go for Merkur razors and other shaving supplies are m and m. Classic Shaving's own shaving soap is inexpensive and quite decent. They also offer the high-end shaving soaps, creams, and other supplies, as does Vintage Blades. Among the Merkur razor...
by CMur12
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The "Good Old Days"
Replies: 30
Views: 4472

I hear you. I was born in 1951, so I grew up in the '50s and '60s, and I have always been proud to have been a part of that time. I loved switches and electrical things from my very earliest years. My first prized possession was a flashlight. The next was an old tube-type AM radio that my grandparen...
by CMur12
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Commonly used acronyms and terms found throughout SMF...
Replies: 14
Views: 8357

Thanks, Tim -

I have been trying to figure out what SWMBO meant, though I could see that it referred to members' wives.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Newbie introduction and shaving ritual
Replies: 35
Views: 6752

Welcome Paul - This forum is unique among forums I have known thus far. The goodwill and civility are impressive and the experience shared invaluable. I also enjoy the good-natured humor! As one who has studied other languages and lived in other countries, I must say that I am truly impressed with y...
by CMur12
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMF III Discussions, reviews, shipping & delivery thread
Replies: 181
Views: 33048

Hi Johnnie - My brush still didn't arrive today. (I'm in Washington State.) I have packages delivered to my place of work, and it is closed on Saturdays, so no more delivery until next week. Do you think it's possible the brush has been lost in transit, or should we wait longer? Thanks - - Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMF III Discussions, reviews, shipping & delivery thread
Replies: 181
Views: 33048

Hi Johnnie -

My brush shipped on Dec 21, but I'm still waiting for it.

I'm really looking forward to trying it out!

Thanks -

Murray
by CMur12
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The old-style single-pass shave redux
Replies: 77
Views: 18598

This is very interesting. Chris's account of the history of shaving makes a lot of sense in terms of human nature and the economics of the 19th century. From my observations of men shaving in the '50s and '60s, I never saw anyone do a second pass. If they did, it was in the form of touch-up strokes,...
by CMur12
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One year on - a progress report of sorts.
Replies: 25
Views: 4744

Thanks, Dominic! I was getting discouraged! I have a rather long and varied history with shaving, but I have never taken it this seriously or striven for such results. I've worn a beard for 35 years, so I only actually shave my throat. Nevertheless, maneuvering a blade around obstacles and taking in...