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by desertbadger
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you or don't you like adjustables?
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Hi, Richard!
This is what I'm shaving with tomorrow. :D Still Friends? :P
Best,
David
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by desertbadger
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you or don't you like adjustables?
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Anthony; I think that you'll really like the Progress. Keep one thing in mind. The numbers on the dial only go from 1 to 5. Don't let that fool you! Each little bit that you move the adjustment knob does make a difference. Start off with number 1 and if you feel that you need more, then go to 1 1/2 ...
by desertbadger
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you or don't you like adjustables?
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Why do you or don't you like adjustables?

I was just curious about this :?: . I know that there're a different sort of animal, one that is largely a personal choice. Some people like'm, some don't. I knew of men in the past that was the only razor they owned and swore by it. Others tried it, didn't like it, and never got another. My own exp...
by desertbadger
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Finally !!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

WTG Ben! :D Like I said in an earlier post, just hang in there. As time goes on, you'll be able to go ATG. PATIENCE and PRACTICE!! After a while you'll find the lather type, blade, razor etc. that works best for you.
Best,
David
by desertbadger
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Feb 02 thru Feb 08, 2009
Replies: 265
Views: 21540

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RAZOR: SE made to use the Feather straight razor blades.
BLADE: Feather Pro
SOAP: Tabac
BRUSH: EJ Silvertip
A/S BALM: Genteman's Refinery

Great shave with the SE! I'm getting to like the Tabac more and more.

David
by desertbadger
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: i tried TABAC ....
Replies: 39
Views: 3465

Been at this shaving business for, let's see, about 44 years now. Most of the time I use the more reasonably priced soaps that I "tinker" with. I used to use Williams for I don't know how many years simply because it worked for me. Then I decided to give Tabac a try. Great soap, great lather, I happ...
by desertbadger
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New, any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Welcome, Kevin; If you can find a Schick razor-go for it! I think there're great shavers. I have several, one of them I refer to as my dionsauer (model G), some later models still new in the package. Try ebay or some other such online auction house, just don't go crazy over the "new old stock". You ...
by desertbadger
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Memory Lane

Since I’m rather new to the forum here, I’m not sure if this type of post is really warranted or even wanted. But after having read a lot of the beginners’ questions and concerns, I thought that maybe a stroll down memory lane might shed a little light on how things used to be. At least it might bri...
by desertbadger
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Struggling Newbie - Arghhhh - Pleeeeease help !!
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

I happen to think of something else that might help. If you have two sinks in your bathroom, great; if not, a large bowl, like a salad bowl will work also. Get a steaming towel or even a nice terry cloth wash rag. Put the cloth in the bowl or basin with some water and a bunch of ice cubes or those f...
by desertbadger
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Struggling Newbie - Arghhhh - Pleeeeease help !!
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

OK Benjy, first thing to do is just relax. You haven't given up yet, so that's a good thing. There's nothing wrong with the shaving gear that you have. Don't forget, you have only 5 shaves with a DE under your belt; it may sound crazy, but your face has to adjust to a different way of doing things. ...
by desertbadger
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to forums!
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Hi, Brian, and welcome! If MERKUR MAN sees your post, he could probably fill you in with more info on your Futur. If memory serves me right, one of the models, Futur or Vision did have an adjustment problem with a few that slipped by their QC. Irration is generally, but not always, caused by two thi...
by desertbadger
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to group, not new to wetshaving
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Thank you, Gordon, and yes, you're right. Back when "we" learned to shave with either the Schick or Gillette, there was nothing else readily available except for straight razors. So, we had nothing else to compare shaving to. If you got a Gillette, you simply "learned' to use it. If your dad, uncle,...
by desertbadger
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hey, Merkur Man, you were right!
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Hey, Merkur Man, you were right!

This getting old really sucks! Can't remember sh#t! :oops: After you answered my PM, my memory was "jogged". I HAVE a Merkur 38C Barber Pole that I've never used, duh! :shock: Took it out of the box, put a Derby blade in it, (I've never tried those blades before) and all I can say is "WOW"! That thi...
by desertbadger
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to group, not new to wetshaving
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Thank you all for the warm welcome!
I really do appreciate it! :D
Best,
David
by desertbadger
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to group, not new to wetshaving
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

New to group, not new to wetshaving

Hello, everyone; Noticed your site and have been reading the posts for several weeks now, and thought I would “join in”. :D First, a quick introduction. My name is David; I was born in 1952, which makes me 57 years old. I’ve been wet shaving since I was 13. I personally went through, and have observ...