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freebird
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Post by freebird » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:10 pm

Hi guys, Guess I'd better introduce myself. I've already made a few posts, here and there, but I know how it is when some new guy starts putting his .02 cents in and one starts wondering who in the heck is this guy anyway lol.

I'm Tony from Chouteau, Oklahoma, small town about 40 miles due East of Tulsa. I've been collecting shaving memorabilia for years, even used my DE's for awhile, but gave in and purchased a Mach3. I decided to make a change when I realized how much money was going in the waste basket everytime I threw out a blade. I couldn't find DE blades at the local Wal-Mart, so I'm having 2 old Straight's honed for use.

My hobbies include Ham Radio (I hold a General Class license); collecting smoking pipes (sometimes using them lol); and collecting walking canes (seeing as I have to use one now, it made perfect sense, I even dabble in making my own).

I'm a volunteer with Emergency Management, holding the position of Public Information Officer / Webmaster / storm spotter. I also volunteer with Navy - Marine Corp MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System).

I think that's about all the useless information I can think of, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I look forward to getting to know the guys on this board.
Tony

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Post by Shave Monkey » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:17 pm

Hi Tony -

Welcome to the board.

- Joseph

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Post by Rob » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:55 pm

Hi Tony, welcome! Thanks for volunteering your time helping the military. Stick around a while. :)

Leisureguy

Post by Leisureguy » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:00 pm

Welcome, Tony. I'm from Oklahoma myself, but way down south, near Ardmore. But I've not been back for years.

Sounds like you're well fixed for razors. :)

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Post by Trumperman » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:06 pm

CQ Tony, CQ Tony.

Glad to see we have another Radio Amateur in the ranks. Good job with the MARS. Many people don't realize that "HAMS" do a great service with messages and phone calls to home with our Troops. Look for Scott's post under "Skin care" he's a Ham as well (KD7KIP). What's your callsign?

73, de

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Post by freebird » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:41 pm

Trumperman wrote:CQ Tony, CQ Tony.

Glad to see we have another Radio Amateur in the ranks. Good job with the MARS. Many people don't realize that "HAMS" do a great service with messages and phone calls to home with our Troops. Look for Scott's post under "Skin care" he's a Ham as well (KD7KIP). What's your callsign?

73, de

Bill
WX4D

Thanks for the welcome guys, I'm glad to see Hams and Okies well represented! My call is KD5AFE. I got my notice of expiration (April 07), hard to believe it's been 10 years already!

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Post by Nitrox » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:52 pm

Hi and welcome Tony. :)
Bruno

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shave every day and you'll always look keen."

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Post by nodaktim » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:27 pm

Greetings Tony,

Welcome to SMF. This forum is a great place to get info, hang out, whatever. You already seem to fit right in. Maybe you can share some more pics of some of your more interesting collectables.

How much DE experience do you have?

What kind gear do you use?
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Post by LtMac » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:03 pm

Hello and welcome!

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Post by freebird » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:05 pm

It's been 4 or 5 years since I last shaved with a DE, but prior to that I used one for about 6 or 7 years. Unusual stuff,well besides the other gear I listed in the other thread, I've got a couple of traveling shaving kits, the fold up ones that has the mirror on the inside of the lid, and a milkglass soapholder and a brush. A few Valet Autostrops, a couple of old Rolls Razors. Never used those however. Do have quite an assortment of SE's and DE's as well.

My gear isn't too expensive, I have a couple of pure badger brushes that I use, and an old brush stand. The stand has an acrylic base. Right now I'm in the middle of making the switch over to straight razors. Until they come back from honing I'm using a Mach3. The two straights I'm having honed are a couple of oldies: a Dubl Duck Satinedge and a Geo. Wostenholm IXL that has horn scales.

Shaving soap is the new Burma shave mug soap (currently) and I have a supply of Mug brand soap. I used to buy soap made from buffalo grease but to me it didn't seem to lather as well. Aftershave lotions: I like Old Spice or Master's Bay Rum (I just picked a bottle of it up and fell in love lol).

Not sure how many on the board use hair tonic, but every now and again, I'll get the urge to smell like I walked out of a barbershop and will use Lucky Tiger hair tonic. I'm fortunate to have access to a barber supply shop in Tulsa, (wonder if Karl shops there as well?), that carries Lucky Tiger.

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Post by prism » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:25 pm

Hello Tony, welcome to SMF! Just curious, but are you referring to Tulsa Barber and Beauty Supply? Vic

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Post by freebird » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:07 am

It could very well be although the only sign I can remember seeing on the outside said Tulsa Barber Supply, and for the life of me can't find it listed anywhere on the net. I do know it's been there as long as I can remember. One of those neat old stores that you go into and it feels like you're stepping back into time, not like a Sally's Beauty supply lol.

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Post by freebird » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:15 am

nope, think it's a different place. The one I'm thinking about is near 11th & Utica, the address on TB&BS is listed as E 3rd St. Now I have another shop to check out :lol:

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