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by scruffy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Love HP Printers, Hate Their SW
Replies: 34
Views: 3159

I like the old HP Printers. They are built like tanks. I found one sitting in the garbage in the pouring rain one time. I took it home and replaced a few of the parts. I used it for several years. I have been through my share of dot matrix printers, and inkjets. I find that most of the inkjets do no...
by scruffy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New batch of pepper sauce
Replies: 41
Views: 4232

This might be a stupid question. How long does it stay in the bottle before spoiling. Does hot sauce go bad?

It sounds like a great experiment. Maybe I will try it sometime.
by scruffy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 5353

Have you tried any of the natural soaps? Those shave gels have millions of chemicals in them. Any one of them can cause an allergic reaction.

Try a plain Ivory soap bar and see what happens.
by scruffy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41946

I still would rather have a regular book to read. It is far less cumbersome. I think the Ebook titles should be cheaper since there is no printing involved. ------------ Connecticut AG is Probing Apple, Amazon over e-books http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Connecticut-AG-probes-Apple-rb-2981207164.html?...
by scruffy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: "SHAVING TIPS"
Replies: 32
Views: 10667

If you are having a bad day, skip the shave if you can. On some days it is best to avoid sharp objects. If you must shave do not use a straight; use a disposable or a mild DE.
by scruffy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Knife sharpening
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

I did a quick internet search and I came up with two sites that seem to have good prices on the Norton Combo Stones. $120-$130 for two Norton Combo Stones (220/1000 and 4000/8000). Peachtree Woodworking: http://www.ptreeusa.com/norton_waterstone.htm Best Sharpening Stones: http://www.bestsharpenings...
by scruffy
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Knife sharpening
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

I am not sure if this is the right answer or not.

I have a cheap chinese made kitchen knife that has a slight curve. I sharpen it in sections. First I do the front and then the back.

Knives are sharpened at approx a 20 degree angle. A small slipstone might work better for this than a large stone.
by scruffy
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: brushless creams?
Replies: 24
Views: 3356

I kind of like Aubrey Organics Men's Stock Northwoods Shaving Cream. It has a real strong menthol scent. I find it great when in a rush or on a really hot day when I do not want to bother with a brush.
by scruffy
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: World War 2 weekend at Reading PA
Replies: 6
Views: 2989

I would also love to see it when you post it. Thanks.
by scruffy
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Knife sharpening
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

If ever plan on getting into straights just buy a set of Norton combo stones. The 220/1000 and 4000/8000 combo sets can be had for a little over $100. The former puts a wicked edge on all types of knives the latter puts a wicked edge on a straight. You can also just purchase the 220/1000 Norton comb...
by scruffy
Wed May 26, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Ever since I was a kid...
Replies: 41
Views: 6757

If you want a serious razor, any of the Dovos are good. I have a Dovo Ebony and really like it. If you just want to just shave Amazon has the Diane Shaving Razor for $3.89 (http://www.amazon.com/Diane-D06021006-Shaving-Razor-Black/dp/B001DYM618/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1274901340&sr=8-1). It use...
by scruffy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Bar Soap For Face?
Replies: 25
Views: 6677

I use Dr Bronner's Soap and also Grandpa's soap. Grandpa's soap has an orange essence, witch hazel and other varieties. They are cheap at a little over $2 a bar. They also make great shaving soaps in a pinch because the lather is so rich.
by scruffy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shave Gear Bacteria Test
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

Your problem is the Col Conks soap. It has got sls and a whole bunch of other unnatural crap in it. It made my face break out like crazy. Natural soap it is not.
by scruffy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: HID headlights
Replies: 33
Views: 3764

I installed a pair of Osram Rallye bulbs. The output from them is fantastic. I can see in all directions (down the road, and peripherally too). I got mine from candlepowerinc.com. Call them up, tell them what car you have, and what you want to see at night. They will tell you what bulb to get. What ...
by scruffy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Alzheimer's Support
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

My mother also has Alzheimers. Me and my wife have noticed that she gets worse when her blood sugar levels are high. I would suggest cutting out sugar. Eat organic veggies and meat. Supplement her diet with turmeric (breaks up brain plague), ginger (eases inflammation) and cinnamon (stabilizes blood...
by scruffy
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: shaving with acne
Replies: 16
Views: 2068

You can use Grapefruit Seed Extract to help break the pimples when they turn into whiteheads. Just dab a drop onto a tissue and rub it in. Rubbing some hydrogen peroxide into the acne should also help. Some pimples are caused by bacterial infections. Cutting back on dairy and sugars should also help...
by scruffy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The Toyota recall
Replies: 45
Views: 4613

I heard something on the radio this morning. The part fix cost $0.015 each. Apparently it tightens the accelerator spring so that the accelerator pedal springs back more quickly. They will fix the Camrys first.
by scruffy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mantic59 mother passed away
Replies: 45
Views: 5153

I offer my prayers and condolences as well.
by scruffy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: travel razor
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

A soap case, an eyeglass case, a tin of altoids, or a maglite AAA case are all great travel cases for a 3 piece razor.

The Feather portable and Gillette Travel Tech also work real well.
by scruffy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Flu Shots
Replies: 32
Views: 3463

Vaccines do not work. Pharmaceutical companies make tons of money off of the vaccines. Many vaccines spread the disease that they are supposed to cure. If you read about the Polio vaccines; the vaccines brought Polio back to areas where it was eradicated. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/a...