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Moss Scuttle Question

Postby jojo » Thu May 10, 2007 6:54 am

Just purchased -- really enjoyed working with Sara.

I'm wondering whether the following experience suggests my lathering technique needs work: after lathering up in a separate bowl (careful to go slowly, with the arms (not wrist) and pumping occasionally), and applying lather for a first pass, I rested my brush, still covered with plenty lather, in the scuttle. On taking it out for the second pass, much of the lather seemed to disappear from the top of the brush -- and while I could still get a second and third pass from what remained within the brush (nice and warm, I might add), it certainly seemed like a thinner lather. Does that suggest I'm doing something wrong (I understand the heat of the scuttle has some effect on lather) or should I expect that a fair amount of the visible lather on the exterior of the brush will vanish?
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Postby drmoss_ca » Thu May 10, 2007 8:22 am

My experience is that if you make the water in the scuttle too hot it will encourage the lather to break down. The other thing is whether you are getting the proportions right. You might try using the scuttle the way I do (see sticky in this forum).

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Postby brderj » Thu May 10, 2007 4:02 pm

Hey Chris just got my scuttle yesterday, though I wont be able to use it for a while longer, I do have it at "home". I have read lots of people saying to lather in a separate bowl, but the images I have seen, like the one you have posted, shows the lather being done in the bowl itself. That's the way I had always intended using it. This is correct?
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Postby drmoss_ca » Thu May 10, 2007 4:16 pm

I wish I had some boilerplate for this! What I do is this:

1. Fill scuttle with hot water in both compartments.
2. Soak brush in the hot water in the inner bowl.
3. Do other stuff - for me this means wash face and strop razor, but for you might include reading New York Post, write angry letter to editor, kick cat and so on.
4. Empty scuttle.
5. Refill outer part only with hot water.
6. Shake out brush.
7. Place exactly one British Standard Fingertipfull of cream on brush.
8. Work brush into into inner bowl of scuttle, adding a few drips of hot water as necessary.
9. Make lather on face, dipping brush tip in hot sink water judiciously if necessary (it usually is).
10. Place brush back in scuttle and push down to maximise brush to scuttle contact area.
11. Shave, or something like it.
12. Relather with hot lather. Place brush back in scuttle q.v. step#10
13. Shave again in some other direction.
14. Relather for the bits that need it. Place brush you know where.
15. Shave in another direction, removing tiniest traces of beard.
16. Rinse face, brush, and scuttle in desired order.
17. Kick cat.
18. Go to work, pretend to enjoy it.

Or something like that.

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Postby brderj » Thu May 10, 2007 4:30 pm

Well, thats exactly how the pictures show it. :D Thanks Chris.

But if you could, please go into detail on step 18?

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Postby drmoss_ca » Thu May 10, 2007 5:07 pm

18? I'm still working on that part.

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Postby rikrdo » Fri May 11, 2007 12:56 am

........um.

I need to get a cat.
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Postby AACJ » Fri May 11, 2007 1:09 am

What is the US equivalent to one British Standard Fingertipfull of cream? I couldn't find any conversion charts for it, even searching on the internet.

drmoss_ca wrote:snip...


7. Place exactly one British Standard Fingertipfull of cream on brush.


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Postby Chifunda » Fri May 11, 2007 5:03 am

drmoss_ca wrote:3. Do other stuff - for me this means wash face and strop razor, but for you might include reading New York Post, write angry letter to editor, kick cat and so on.

17. Kick cat.

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Re: Moss Scuttle Question

Postby 6cats » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:50 am

I have 6 cats. Will I therefore get a better shave? Better lather. These seems important, because, in my experience, the cat kicked in the early step is unlikely to be available for kicking later on in the process. I don't see how one can get 2 or 3 passes with only one cat in the house?
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Re: Moss Scuttle Question

Postby jww » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:38 am

I definitely don't need nor want a cat.
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