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by John Parker
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Looking for a new soap that also lathers well?
Replies: 51
Views: 8823

Re: Looking for a new soap that also lathers well?

Not to mention my home made soap. I'm checking out a tub of Synergy Shaving Soap - Cavendish fragrance, made by Howtogrowamustache. The artisans we have these days are putting out some amazing soaps. The cavendish does smell nice; just got some scent sticks from Douglas which included cavendish. Wo...
by John Parker
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?

Thanks for posting the picture, Bob. Those are definitely not the same Anchor Hocking bowls I purchased. Mine did not have the logo on the plastic lid. I will watch for these when I have a need for more.
by John Parker
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?

Gary, unfortunately I had already opened the packaging and was packing soap into the bowls. However, they do service nicely as a temporary home for soap samples and function as a pipe rack when I load my pipe. Speaking of containers, found that Maggard's (http://www.maggardrazors.com/) not only sell...
by John Parker
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: What size Anchor Hocking bowl?

One caution with Anchor Hocking bowls! Bought some at Target (1 cup I think) to find out when I got them home and opened the packaging that the plastic lids would not fully attach nor stay on. Now I have a set of bowls with no functional lids.
by John Parker
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 75651

Re: Rolling My Own

Thank you, Chris! Now it is clear! Well, the formula did end up being more complicated than I thought, but I will study it. Just retired (again) and, foreseeing time on my hands and reading what you and Gary have been up to, perhaps I will take a stab at this some day!

Appreciate it, John
by John Parker
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 75651

Re: Rolling My Own

Thank you, Chris! Most interesting! And I gather that my selecting/mixing fragrances ahead of time probably may not give one a very true idea of what the final soap scent will end up as, given heat (as you said) and the impact of the other soap ingredients you mix it into. Another question, if I may...
by John Parker
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 75651

Re: Rolling My Own

How/where do you gentlemen come up with the fragrance formulae? Gary, I know you have spoken to that but it is now buried in a mound of threads! Are there publications that serve as guides?
by John Parker
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 75651

Re: Rolling My Own

Gardenia does sound wonderful! Not sure I have seen a shaving soap with a gardenia scent before.
by John Parker
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: the FAT
Replies: 100
Views: 8896

Re: the FAT

Oh, baah! All this sheep-shop talk has finally piqued my interest enough to want to try the shave soap. I'll order a sample to see if I can tolerate lanolin currently, though the last time I tried (years and years ago) it was like having the Exxon Valdez run aground on my face. I remain wary but de...
by John Parker
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: the FAT
Replies: 100
Views: 8896

Re: the FAT

Had second shave with MWF this morning. Still think I can do better building a longer lasting (wetter) lather. Will try again tomorrow. Face feels very nice!!! (Old TOBS tub working out well as a MWF container.)
by John Parker
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: the FAT
Replies: 100
Views: 8896

Re: the FAT

Thanks for the advice, JR. I left the soap intact and put it into an emptied, cleaned TOBS shaving cream tub yesterday (gave up finding a better container at WalMart). Used the Mitchell's for the first time this morning with good results. Splashed water on top the soap, soaked and wrung out my brush...
by John Parker
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: the FAT
Replies: 100
Views: 8896

Re: the FAT

Just received my first ever puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap! First order of business was to find a bowl to put it in; opted for an emptied TOBS rose cream tub. Didn't want to grate it into a bowl, at least not yet. The smell really is fantastic; wife thinks so, too. Really looking forward t...
by John Parker
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Buckingham Palace Shaving Cream
Replies: 31
Views: 4546

Re: Buckingham Palace Shaving Cream

No shaving cream, but soap-on-a-rope; "unfortunately" out of stock: http://www.olddurhamroad.com/product/3261/Men
by John Parker
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A Slightly Late Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: A Slightly Late Christmas

Where does John find all these treasures?!?
by John Parker
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap

fallingwickets wrote:
what is the "vintage" of the G.F. Trumper rose puck you are using now
I bought a stack of pucks in early 2012.

clive
Thanks, Clive. I will file that away for future reference when time to make orders comes.
by John Parker
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap

Actually, I was hoping she would say something about changing the soap - silly me.
by John Parker
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Removing glue from double edge razor blades
Replies: 17
Views: 3908

Re: Removing glue from double edge razor blades

I use Super Iridiums, which have the wax spots, and I do one of three things: ignore them, scrape the wax from the blade edge using the old blade that I am discarding, or run hot water over it. Never seems to bother. I have not cut myself - so far!
by John Parker
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap

Clive, what is the "vintage" of the G.F. Trumper rose puck you are using now? Obviously wondering if the most current puck is better, and if you missed the supposed "bad ones".
by John Parker
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap

The response I received from G.F. Trumper is as follows: Thank you for your email. I cannot comment on the statements made on the shaving forums, but I can advise that all our shaving soaps are performing well. If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards...
by John Parker
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: G.F. Trumper Rose Soap

Clive, that is an extremely interesting question. And an even more intriguing one is why/how you like it when others complain about it on at least three forums. Am not doubting your satisfaction; just wondering how you achieve success. I just finished looking at the published (at least) list of clie...