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by rustyblade
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hi Fi: Waving Bye Bye to the Optical Disc
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

Right on the mark. Those of us who've had shaving goods shipped to the office and eventually working their way into the house to the sanctuary of the shave den without having to explain "what's in the package?" can easily identify. Not me, of course, because she's utterly bored with any and all thi...
by rustyblade
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Sigh.
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Sigh.

I wish my Duke 3 didn't shed 2-3 bristles daily. It is a really great brush and only about 6 months old. It seems since I started out using brushes I've had more shedders than not. I can't be bothered sending it back, if they'll even take it. I can't even remember where I bought it. After stumbling ...
by rustyblade
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wool Pants and Suspenders
Replies: 26
Views: 3418

Ooops, I just stumbled into the Geriatric's Parlor by accident. I'll take a lemon ginger biscuit and leave.
by rustyblade
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hi Fi: Waving Bye Bye to the Optical Disc
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

My audiophile BS detector is approaching the red zone. :lol:
by rustyblade
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hi Fi: Waving Bye Bye to the Optical Disc
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

Not really being from the age of vinyl, and to be honest, never have heard "good vinyl" (childhood memories are skipping, popping records from my mothers "radio gram"), can't LP's just be digitally recorded to copy the so-called warmth or just a filter applied?
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hi Fi: Waving Bye Bye to the Optical Disc
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

I do not miss physical media.

I do get a warm fuzzy feeling from paper books, but damn is that Kindle Paperwhite convenient.
by rustyblade
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soaps and Hard Water
Replies: 42
Views: 3887

Whenever we stay at hotels (which never have softened water) I always bring a Valobra shave stick, it is a great way to get a load of soap on your face to offset the hardness. Inexplicably I always have better shaves in a hotel with hard water than at home with our softened water. But it is awful to...
by rustyblade
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Valobra Stick -- A Dark Horse?
Replies: 29
Views: 3567

Good to see you ED. The Valobra stick is virtually the same formula as AOS shaving soaps. It is one of thee best soaps on the market and every bit the equal of the other top shelf soaps. That said my skin does not agree with it and it gets major burn and irritation from it. I suspect that it's the ...
by rustyblade
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Oooo! Here is something interesting.
Replies: 8
Views: 904

What's with the banana peel, Scrapyard Ape?

I kept expecting it to get vaporized at some point.
by rustyblade
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Shave Soap
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

My Musgo shave soap is now used as a hand/face washing soap beside the sink. Smells great.
by rustyblade
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 20 Days OF Use and Still No Split Hairs
Replies: 26
Views: 6355

Run your brush tips back and forth on some coarse sandpaper.
by rustyblade
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Homebrewers unite! Sign the White House petition!
Replies: 16
Views: 2308

Re: Homebrewers unite! Sign the White House petition!

AACJ wrote:Although I am not a fan of this administration, as a homebrewer myself, I would welcome the opportunity to brew this beer.
Got to love how Americans can make everything political. Why even mention it?
by rustyblade
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1147
Views: 128137

Wool by Hugh Howey
by rustyblade
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1147
Views: 128137

jww wrote:Dave - ... Garden of Beasts is on my reading list --
Devil in the White City by the same author was excellent.
by rustyblade
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rusty Bolts
Replies: 27
Views: 2964

OK, I get it. We're bringing out the big guns. Well, then, how about an oxy-acetylene cutting torch? This handy tool was known in my dad's metal shop as a "torch-wrench" for its ability to quickly dispatch the most stubborn bolt. Welder's glasses recommended. http://www.wikihow.com/images/d/db/Cutt...
by rustyblade
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rusty Bolts
Replies: 27
Views: 2964

Richard's suggestion sounds like a winner. I cut a lot of metal at work, this is a no-nonsense way of doing it even if you cut halfway through a hammer will do the rest (break the bolt). Reciprocating saws will just shake you up, they are ok for the odd nail in a piece of wood though. Just cut stra...
by rustyblade
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rusty Bolts
Replies: 27
Views: 2964

4.5" Angle grinder with a cut off wheel. They will cut through anything, even hardened steel.

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by rustyblade
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41839

News relevant to the UK: For every 100 print books sold (that's hardbacks and paperbacks combined), Amazon UK now sells 114 Kindle eBooks. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/06/amazon-kindle-ebook-sales-overtake-print?newsfeed=true There is something nice though about reading a good quality t...
by rustyblade
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: BullGoose Shaving -Summer Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Any news on Musgo shaving soap?
by rustyblade
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Parking Lot Dings
Replies: 27
Views: 2555

My Toyota Tacoma has a backup camera with guidelines, backing up into a parking spot has never been easier.