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by scruffy
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: World War 2 weekend at Reading PA 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3920

Great pictures.
by scruffy
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Making a fixed head razor more aggressive- a how to
Replies: 25
Views: 5515

A plastic food container lid also works. Just cut to size and use a hole puncher to make the holes.
by scruffy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Parking Lot Dings
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

We avoid parking next to all the beaters. That is an option. Nah, SWMBO would never go for it.
by scruffy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Mt. Fuji floating in the clouds
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Great shot.
by scruffy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Time For My Regular 3 Yearly Post.... Merkur Again & Der
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

I found Derbys to be the most inconsistent blade that I have ever used. Some blades are great for 4-5 shaves. Most are good for just two shaves. Some blades are bad right from the getgo.

I find Dorcos great blades for the price. I usually get 2 shaves or more from each blade.

YMMV.
by scruffy
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving Oil -- does it have a place?
Replies: 36
Views: 9208

I would not have bothered with it except that a Rite Aid had a closeout on them a while ago. I snagged 3 small canisters of them ($2.74 each instead of $5.49). It was One Planet Shaving Oil. i bought one; tried it and liked it. I went back the next week and they were still there. So, I bought the re...
by scruffy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Parking Lot Dings
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Parking Lot Dings

Does anyone else have trouble maneuvering their car into those damn parking lot lines. I have no trouble parallel parking, at least then I can see the cars. It is those damn curbs and painted lines that give me trouble. I hit posts, drive over curbs and drive backwards and forwards trying to get my ...
by scruffy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What's the Best Value for a DE Blade?
Replies: 25
Views: 6730

I second the Dorcos. A pack of 100 runs around $10. I get 2-4 shaves out of each one.
by scruffy
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sterilise your Razor
Replies: 24
Views: 6162

I will sterilize only the head in a jar of boling hot water. I will also scrub using an old toothbrush with baking soda and / or scrubbing bubbles and / /or toothpaste. When I shave, I have a small jar of alcohol with a few drops of tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract mixed in. I dunk the razor ...
by scruffy
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Worst single shave???!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 11046

I forgot about the two times I tried to shave in the kitchen sink. I grabbed my wife's mirror from the bathroom, and went to work in the kitchen. Both times I had a really diffiicult time seeing what I was doing because there was little light. I ended up shaving part of my lip both times. That is sm...
by scruffy
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you tell when a blade is worn out......
Replies: 23
Views: 4373

I toss when I get too many weepers, when the blade is dull or when I start getting alot of razor bumps. I usually toss after the 4th shave no matter how good the blade; I will do 5 very rarely. My normal is 2-3. Super Iridiums are 4-5.
by scruffy
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 112199

I like Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint Soap and Grandpa's Witch Hazel soaps.
by scruffy
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: It is Official
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

It is Official

Me and my wife took a brief trip from Vermont into Canada. The Canadian and US Border Patrols both accused me of being a hoarder. My wife was like "See I told you".

How am I supposed to prepare for the end of the world if I can't keep "stuff" in my trunk?
by scruffy
Tue May 29, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Strange Backwards Devolution With The Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 6165

I have found Derby blades too be very inconsistent. One blade will be bad out of the box; the next will last 4 shaves; the next just barely 2 shaves, etc. You might want to try a different blade and see what happens.
by scruffy
Wed May 23, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6451

I am a big Pink Floyd and Enya fan. 60 Minutes had a really good segment on Roger Water's "The Wall" last week. If you are Pink Floyd fan you will probably want to see it. Adele has really strong voice. Her music has a nice beat. I enjoy listening to it even though the crappy stations in NYC "only" ...
by scruffy
Wed May 23, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1170
Views: 133381

The Adversary by Agatha Christie, and the Fr brown series by Chesterton.
by scruffy
Wed May 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wonder what a 10k college ring is worth if sold for scrap
Replies: 13
Views: 2189

Some stupid schmuck of a jeweler offered me $25 about 15 years ago. I really had to hold my rage.
by scruffy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shower Shaving...the final chapter; perhaps...
Replies: 20
Views: 4716

I did it once and I did not care for the results.

My wife complained about the whiskers I left in the drain.
by scruffy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Worst single shave???!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 11046

I do not know about the single worst shave, but several really bad ones comes to mind. There was the time I was overseas (Switzerland), and in stupidity I only decided to take a Trac II razor with me to save luggage weight. I usually travel with a cheap DE and a disposable for backup. Halfway throug...
by scruffy
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mulcuto slant razor
Replies: 22
Views: 8012

That is great to hear.

It is a shame that most of the companies that made really great razors are not around anymore.