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by ThePossum
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spanish peanuts, oven roasted
Replies: 8
Views: 6045

Re: Spanish peanuts, oven roasted

Gary, For all the great shaving tips you have posted on this site, for the empty Brut deodorant stick containers you have sent me I thank you. But you have just lost all that good will by posting about peanuts, and nuts in general. I love them can't get enough of them. That was until mid-June when I...
by ThePossum
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Question for Squire: Why Derby?
Replies: 10
Views: 2467

Re: Question for Squire: Why Derby?

At least, my last order was for 1500 when a merchant had a closeout some years ago. One would think with dozens of brands and numerous cartons of blades on hand I would be somewhat methodical, such as match a blade with specific razors, that sort of thing. Truth is my approach today is merely pract...
by ThePossum
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why Synthetic?
Replies: 46
Views: 14740

Why Synthetic?

I do not have a large collection of brushes. Like 3 boar and 5 badger in best and silvertip variety. Do not use the boars very often because I have moved to more of a cream rather than soap user. Still use MWF and Tabac soaps. I am satisfied with all my badgers and use the two best badgers the most....
by ThePossum
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving Cream melted . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Shaving Cream melted . . .

Thanks Squire,
Just what I thought I should do. Never thought to see if Phil could order some for me. Seems that this stuff is no longer being made by TOBS and most likely it is old stuff from Amazon. Will shoot Phil a quick email.
by ThePossum
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving Cream melted . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Shaving Cream melted . . .

Don't know what to call it exactly but I just bought and received two tubs of TOBS Shaving Shop cream from Amazon. Only reason I bought it from them is that I can't find it anywhere else. The cream arrived yesterday and I decided to open it just to smell the scent and get one ready for use today. To...
by ThePossum
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 14, 2015 - September 20, 2015
Replies: 71
Views: 8874

Re: SOTD: September 14, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Sunday September 20, 2015 Prep: Hot shower Soap: MWF (stick, thanks to Wendell for the idea and brothers for the container) Brush: Erskine 600 refurb with TGN Best Badger knot Razor: '48 Eversharp-Schick G-1 Injector Blade: Ted Pella PTFE coated injector blade A/S: Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel Tone...
by ThePossum
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1089
Views: 222769

Re: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****

This big kudo goes out to Gary aka Brothers. Gary offered and I accepted Brut push up containers to make my own shave stick. Got 3 of them in the mail today, just a week after he said he would mail them. Will work just fine for my MWF.

Big thanks to Gary for his generosity.
by ThePossum
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream
Replies: 43
Views: 14913

Re: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream

Is this a special order item? My fav store doesn't have it listed and neither does west coast thanks Connaught Shaving has it. Good guy to deal with, fair prices and shipping but since it comes from England it takes more than a couple days to get to you. But will be well worth the weight it seems. ...
by ThePossum
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream
Replies: 43
Views: 14913

Re: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream

brothers wrote:That's my plan! :) I anticipate receiving it within the next 2 or 3 days.
Thanks Gary, gonna watch this thread like a hawk!
by ThePossum
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream
Replies: 43
Views: 14913

Re: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream

Following Connaught's post in the Shopping forum today, I now have one tub inbound from UK. 8) Hey Gary, you need to let us know what the Cedarwood is like. I have to get a cream to replace my TOBS Shaving Shop which is no longer made. The TOBS site description of this cream sounds interesting. Nee...
by ThePossum
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: soaps with no container
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: soaps with no container

kennethj,

I will have a few like maybe 3 shave cream tubs from TOBS that you could use for your soaps. I do the same thing as I said in my previous post. Just let know if you would like me to send them to you. Will even pay the postage if you live in the Continental US. Let me know.
by ThePossum
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: soaps with no container
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: soaps with no container

Good thought. When I had a lot of tubs on hand I too repurposed them for shaving soaps. Seeking simplicity in my advanced age I just keep a couple things out on the counter now and I can grab the plastic soap tub without first putting on glasses. That or I'm getting lazy. Not lazy Squire, but maybe...
by ThePossum
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Which Rose and Lime Creams should I get . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1829

Re: Which Rose and Lime Creams should I get . . .

Thank you gentlemen. While not too many replies I got 2 from guys whom I trust. So I was right about the Trumper's Rose and kinda thought that I had seen you rave over the T&H West Indies Lime awhile back Squire.

Now have more questions about other creams after doing some further research.
by ThePossum
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Which Rose and Lime Creams should I get . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 1829

Which Rose and Lime Creams should I get . . .

Well, it is time again to restock my creams. Have let them go to the point where all my pots of TOBS and T&H are pretty much shot. Have decided to get my TOBS from Connaught as they are the least expensive and their shipping is low even if it takes a couple days longer to get. Have purchased other s...
by ThePossum
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1266
Views: 156275

Re: What are you reading?

Have read a lot during my lifetime. Much of it done lying on my stomach in bed. Got through a ton of books that way. Now with the invention of the Kindle I find myself reading a lot while waiting forever in Drs office (I have a ton of health problems) or mostly each morning, afternoon and evening wh...
by ThePossum
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: soaps with no container
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: soaps with no container

I use mostly creams but do have a few pucks of soap on hand. Say MWF, Tabac, Blenheim Bouqet. What I do is simply buy the refill puck and use an old cream tub to store the soap. Works great and fits well in my shave cabinet.
by ThePossum
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: One pass shave
Replies: 44
Views: 11705

Re: One pass shave

Still twice a day with an average of two passes. Makes for a nice daily pattern and keeps me close enough. I must applaud you Squire. Retired and still shaving twice per day. Well I'm also retired and I find it hard to just shave once a day like every 2 days! :D But I do manage to shave a couple da...
by ThePossum
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: the oil pass
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

Re: the oil pass

I used the afore mentioned "Oil Pass" for a couple years. Used the recipe given by Leisureguy and found it to be rather nice way to finish the shave. Used this in the days that I needed to get that BBS shave and reduce the amount of 5 o'clock shadow. Enjoyed the process. But no longer do the oil pas...
by ThePossum
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: FYI....for the Scottish fans
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: FYI....for the Scottish fans

Land's End to John o'Groats in an Austin Mini. It's been forty years and my butt still aches at the thought! Buzz But the aching butt was worth the drive and especially in the Austin Mini. Didn't that car have like 10" wheels on it. I do know that it was a very small vehicle that could turn on a di...
by ThePossum
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: balms aftershaves and other potions
Replies: 21
Views: 12833

Re: balms aftershaves and other potions

Preshave oils are humbug! If anything I would do like Squire suggests and that is a minute or so with a hot towel wrapped around my face while in the shower. Seems to soften the beard a bit. But it is usually a few minutes after the towel treatment before I can start the shave so I don't think the h...