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by With The Grain
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Think I'm about to give up - I'm tired of bleeding.
Replies: 21
Views: 3147

One thing that I'll add is occasionally people are in areas where their tap water just is not up to the job of making a solid lather, it's not all that common but building a usable lather should not be quite so elusive. Give bottled water a go next time, just in case.
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique CAPS Injector Razor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

here is another one on the bay I'm sure if you ask the seller of the one you posted if the blade slides on from the side they will tell you yes. From the view of it in it's case you can see the "lip" that slides in the cart. ; as for the picture of it assembled, everything looks like a trac 2 should...
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

It also bloats outwar in the middle, so the ends of the blade would get more exposure. And it looks to me like the top peice is hand finished on the Lux. If you check the rounded corners, you will see they aren't quite even all the way around. There are actually burs and nicks on both peices which ...
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique CAPS Injector Razor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

unless my eyes deceive me that bad boy is a trac 2. I have not seen that particular one but I've seen quite a few trac 2's that broke down into three pieces for travel.
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

pictures: the lux alone, note how thin that baseplate is and how it's more rounded: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10832/normal_Lux_Razor.JPG Lux next to a thick handle tech, note the thinner head of the lux and it's curve: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10832...
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

One thing I found important while using the lux was tightening down the head very firmly, I'd put a towel over it for the final turns as the head is so slim (thinner than a tech) and more angled that it's tough to bear down with bare hands without fear of things getting, ah, grizzly :wink: Interest...
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I have reached the Feather in my sample pack (Now what !)
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

This is what happened to the last guy that who abandoned the nice shave he was getting to try a myriad of blades

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83i8G6o0quc

:P
by With The Grain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

If anyone picks up the lux you may as well snag some of the wars and pollena lidder (sp?) creams, the later has an oddly nice chemical lime thing going on. Checking ebay just now I see the guy offering the Lux's is not selling the polish creams :? this was the guy I had bought mine from (and yes I d...
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How BAD is my RAD; Show your collection thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Indeed. And where, pray, is Cigar Dan? Another 'wall of shame' in that fellow's abode ( chuckle ).....the real hard core cases wind up here, it seems. Regards, Gordon Don't rub it in, the "where with all" comment in the 'rotation' thread made me realize how far gone I am/was :lol: :lol: At least my...
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

it would be cool if someone would put together a vintage model mapping to a brand new alternative.... like SuperSpeed - Weishi Tech - Feather Portable, Lux and then any other models that have modern day replicas anyone know of any others? every non-adjustable merkur is a ripoff of another older razor
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

That lux looks nice! Anyone tried it? Is it better than a Feather portable? all the above pictured razors are actually Star DE's, the lux is a bit different... nice handle but cheaper head and different shave angle, if I have time soon I'll make a nice post about tech's and tech knock offs/shaving ...
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How BAD is my RAD; Show your collection thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Here is an old picture with no doubles, all are gillettes of course (I've got quite few more these days) and I truly know why the good Dr. calls his display the wall of shame, sigh, either way:

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by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving Blasphemy!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

Very nice, now all you have to try are some star DE's, another tech knock off like the feather: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10832/normal_star_and_SE_s_004.jpg and the LUX knock off that's on ebay as well :D Since having it, I've labeled the cheap lux knock off as the "tech for...
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Love my gold Tech!
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

In regards to mix and match tech experiments, a Very nice and Heavy handle that has a good grip can commonly be found on ebay with Durham Duplex razors and also on wade and butcher DE's (same exact handle but pricier). Here is a picture of the duplex handle: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums...
by With The Grain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Love my gold Tech!
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

I'm wondering what all the variations on a Tech are. Ball handled, gold plated, aluminum (and aluminium, to read a recent thread), so forth. I like how light this one is. But the gold plating has a worn space on the dome at the corner, seems like it might tend to snag. Uh oh, I sense TAD (Tech Acqu...
by With The Grain
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: First shave help question
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

not sharp enough! and in kind too much user pressure or lack of stretching the skin properly. Nearly close but not cutting hairs close enough, is not good enough with straights. It's either doing the job or tugging and not doing it. Razor burn just reaffirms it, imo (been there). I would never claim...
by With The Grain
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bristles feel weird
Replies: 1
Views: 635

What soaps/creams do you use? Are you using a preshave or oil at any point?

A dip in a borax solution is fairly standard "brush maintenance" and might solve the problem.
by With The Grain
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rotation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2675

In the past I rotated a large number of razors, for any given week I tried sticking to razors that had a similar feel to one another. For instance one week I'd use all tech's, lots of different handles but essentially the same shave each time. Another week I'd use similar superspeeds, say the 40's, ...
by With The Grain
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Your experience with Merkur blades
Replies: 93
Views: 9191

I agree that technique is usually at the root of the problem. The six problems that strike me as most common among novice shavers: 1. Insufficient Prep 2. Wrong Blade for You 3. Incorrect Blade Angle 4. Too Much Pressure 5. Ignoring Your Beard’s Grain 6. Setting an Adjustable Razor Too High Interes...
by With The Grain
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1958 TV Special - special for many reasons...
Replies: 4
Views: 989

interesting review, you're the first I've ever heard call any model superspeed aggressive in relation to other razors (sans the red tip)