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by bbqncigars
Thu May 05, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem SE Razors and Blades
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

I've been really liking the 121-3s in my Gem G. It generally takes me about 8 hours to stubble after that combination. That's pretty good with my beard.

Wayne
by bbqncigars
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Warning: Prairie Creations
Replies: 14
Views: 2838

Why did I just flash back on an old M*A*S*H episode where Blake is reviewing Klinger's past excuses. "on this date, mother died. On this one, mother and father died. Here's an oldie but goodie, mother, father, and dog died." Or something like that. It makes you appreciate those good vendors even mor...
by bbqncigars
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pipe Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 688

You might want to consider Ebay. Many pipers on Smokers Forum sell their pipes through pipestud, who sells consigned pipes on Ebay.


HTH,
Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 43536

I've been really happy with my Astak PocketPro reader, but am irritated over the "turn off" dictate when flying. My device can NOT transmit, and has only a little more processing power than my watch. Cell phone transmitters can screw up some avionics (Mythbusters), but passive ebook readers? Give me...
by bbqncigars
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: How many brushes in your rotation???
Replies: 62
Views: 7916

An SMF1 and Moss brush model 1 for home, and a Vulfix best travel brush for the road.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

You can usually find a few decent Ishies for under $300 at the big gun show that runs every few months. Employing a magnifier and a bore scope can help avoid buying a lemon. I used my headspace gauges as well to disqualify a few before settling on the one I purchased. Caveat emptor.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Forum Participation
Replies: 25
Views: 2860

Hmmm, I've heard tell Chris can be fairly rough when his shave was interrupted. :) That said, this is one of the two most genteel forums I've seen. The other is a u.k. based pipe smokers' forum.



Wayne
by bbqncigars
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is a Barber
Replies: 24
Views: 3215

I'm very fortunate to have two good barbers in the same shop. They're a married couple that both do a great job in the classic manner. A cut there takes at least 30 minutes, but it's well worth it. The charge is $16 with tax, but I always give them a twenty. I hope they stick around for a long time....
by bbqncigars
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ikon Open Comb
Replies: 15
Views: 2862

For me, the Ikon open comb is too damned mild. With a Feather blade, I stubble out in seven hurs. Not good. That's two hours less than generic blades in my Fatboy. The Ikon has exquisite machining, but my beard is not impressed (so far).


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any reviews for new Ikon DE?
Replies: 29
Views: 6766

Oh dear, RAD just struck. I ordered the Bulldog deluxe OC model along with the best sample pack of blades (just to give me something else to play with).


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Mon May 24, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Lasik surgery, Monovision option
Replies: 3
Views: 737

I went distance for both eyes, as I was worried about how monovision would affect my target shooting. No complaints about having to use the reading glasses, as presbyopia was here anyway.
by bbqncigars
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An unsettling encounter
Replies: 27
Views: 4608

Well written post, KAV, but around Iowa, the earth mothers don't use a lawn sprayer. They use a dip tank like the rest of the livestock.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMF Wars. Chapter IV - A New Hope.
Replies: 126
Views: 13962

Ditto on what MM said.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thank You Shavemac
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

My main worry if I dropped mine would be it hitting my feet.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any other reloaders out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

The current ammo/component shortage is well explained here.


Wayne
by bbqncigars
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any other reloaders out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

I've always reloaded for everything I shoot except for the 7.62 x 39 ammo. Like other gents here, some of the ammo I shoot is not affordable or even available factory loaded. I've heard that primers are fairly hard to come by right now. Another good reason (besides consistent loads) to buy your comp...
by bbqncigars
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A sorrowful retirement
Replies: 50
Views: 5663

Gordon:
You might want to try some laundry rust remover on a test brush. That, or a mild citric or acetic (distilled white vinegar) acid.

HTH,
Wayne
by bbqncigars
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Web Comics - Seriously!
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ for the art, and occasional twisted details.

Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Info. for possible new hobby- Pipe smoking
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

I take the filters out of my cobs before using them, but YMMV. Be warned that even if you stick with MMs (best pipe for the money), TAD can get expensive fast. Also take the info on tobaccoreviews with a large grain of salt.

Wayne
by bbqncigars
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix travel brush
Replies: 1
Views: 387

I've been happily using mine for a few years now. It used to shed a few hairs every shave until I stopped 'whipping' it over the sink to get most of the water out after rinsing. It hasn't shed a hair in a couple of years now. A very good brush for the money.

Wayne