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by JayTrek
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Grain Direction
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Don't feel like your face is crazy.

I have several spots below the jawline that have hair growing in several directions. So that last across the grain pass requires that I lather up the same place a couple of times.

Hard to stop that tendency to press too hard.
by JayTrek
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 61
Views: 11260

This happened a few minutes drive from my house yesterday...
http://www.whnt.com/Global/story.asp?S=6390386
by JayTrek
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain pens
Replies: 44
Views: 10631

I collect fountain pens myself. That is another hobby that one can spend a crapload on. Personally, I am partial to Lamy. Strange...I apparently like German stuff. I drive a VW I now shave with a Merkur Futur I love Lamy FPs The pen I carry in my Levenger Circa notebook is one of the new Lamy Studio...
by JayTrek
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: First shave with a DE (Merkur Progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

If you have razor burn in only one place (on one cheek, for example), you're almost certainly using more pressure there, and/or a bad blade angle. Shave that area with very short strokes, paying careful attention to pressure, and also to blade angle. All this assumes that your prep is good and you ...
by JayTrek
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: First shave with a DE (Merkur Progress)
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

ok...quick question...if you are having to apply pressure to shave a certain area of your face with a DE, is that an indication that you might want to adjust it to a slightly more aggressive setting?
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Some problems persist
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Oh crap!!! I just learned something!!!!
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Political compass
Replies: 52
Views: 7275

I almost landed smack in the middle on this one

Economic Left/Right: -0.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.49

On the short quiz I scored...

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 70%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 90%.

Strongly libertarian

I agree completely with this one.
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Thanks guys. There is a Whole Foods here in Huntsville. I will run over there at lunch.
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Treating a dry patch on the ole face
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Treating a dry patch on the ole face

OK. I just want to throw this out to the wise sages here on the forum who might have a solution. Most of my face is naturally oily. However, there is a patch on my jawline on the right side of my face and runs down a bit on my neck below. This area is drier and more prone to razor burn and tough sha...
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Where can one procure witch hazel???
by JayTrek
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Readily Available Razor Comparisons – Round 1
Replies: 27
Views: 4158

Re: Fusion

GILLETTE FUSION Number of Shaves per Blade 17 YMMV. I used Fusion Power for over a year. I had to change after about 6 shaves...duuuuuuuuuuull. Well, I don't find ANY cart useful for a BBS after two shaves. Sometimes they're garbage after one shave if it's ben awhile since I have shaved. Yeah, Just...
by JayTrek
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Readily Available Razor Comparisons – Round 1
Replies: 27
Views: 4158

Re: Fusion

custom410 wrote:GILLETTE FUSION

Number of Shaves per Blade 17
YMMV. I used Fusion Power for over a year. I had to change after about 6 shaves...duuuuuuuuuuull.
by JayTrek
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My "stuff" is here!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

I blogged today about my new experience with the Futur.
by JayTrek
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My "stuff" is here!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Good point, Gatorade!!!
by JayTrek
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Murkur Futur Adjusting
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Ahhhhhh...

Cutlass, a simple search on "futur and adjust" turns up results...

Ridiculously long URL
by JayTrek
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My "stuff" is here!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

My "stuff" is here!!!

WOW!!!...My stuff from Vintage Blades L.L.C. came in today. I ordered a Merkur Futur w/ Satin Finish and a small "super" number 2 brush...size small. Cool thing is...Jim included in my package...a sample of the Floris JF shaving cream and a Col. Conk styptic pencil. I can't wait to get started with ...
by JayTrek
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: From today's New York Times
Replies: 10
Views: 2555

TorzJohnson wrote:These guys make money by counting on the average person (who is not informed about much beyond Anna Nicole and Brangelina) .
My friend...that, in itself, is the greatest tragedy. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
by JayTrek
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking the DE Plunge....
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

I am at the same stage. I just ordered a Rooney Style 2 small silver tip brush and a Merkur Futur. Can't wait until they get here.