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Postby VinceFX » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:44 pm

Chris!!!

This guide is amazing!!! Hands down THE BEST guide I have ever seen on the Internet!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to put this document together. The pictures are awesome as well as all detailed steps.

I will email you offline about putting this document somewhere on the main shavemyface.com home page.

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Postby rschul2 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:48 pm

Chris,

What a superb guide. I'm pretty sure that I am not quite ready for straight razor shaving yet, but just reading the guide makes me realize that I would like to learn some day. Fantastic pictures and descriptions of the entire process. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I'm sure many people will benefit from this guide.
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Postby Austin » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:02 pm

Wow!

This is the best guide I have ever read. Articulate, well written and fun to read. After reading your article, I saved it to my hard drive for future reference.

I am now considering buying a straight razor. Thanks for the article Chris.
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Postby mantic » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:48 pm

This is how CAR's "Shaving Graces" should've been written. Elegantly written, yet clear, with illustrations throughout =D> . Congrats.

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Postby Gramps » Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:41 pm

Echoing all the above accolades!!!!
Well done Chris!!!
Very informative, historical, pleasant and easy to read. You cover the subject as none other on the Internet has!

Should be required reading for everyone considering a Straight Razor.

Now.... you aren't considering a move to Austin and starting your own religion I hope!?? :wink:

LOL Gramps :lol:
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Postby AceHarddrive » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:52 pm

HA HA!! Good one Larry! Can I be the first "Chris-tian?" What'll we be baptized with...hydrosol?

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Gramps wrote:Now.... you aren't considering a move to Austin and starting your own religion I hope!??

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Postby VinceFX » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:04 am

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that I have posted Chris' guide on the home page of shavemyface.com

Now it will be seen by the world!

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Postby AceHarddrive » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:34 am

Hey Chris! Just got through perusing yer gude. Looks great! I noticed that in your listing of forums..., you left out MethodShaving.com (http://www.methodshaving.com/) and the new StraightRazorPlace (http://www.straight-razor-place.com/). Just thought I'd let ya know! Bytheway, you shave up real nice!

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Postby VinceFX » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:53 pm

The file on shavemyface.com has been updated.

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Postby bernards66 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:15 am

Chris, A most excellent piece of work, reference my longer post on Wetshavers. Regards, Gordon
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Postby JackieMartling » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:34 pm

Chris, good stuff. I downloaded a copy to keep, just in case I ever try straight shaving again. Currently I am having a game-go-round with a Feather straight, and some of the tips you provide are very helpful in that regard as well.

Thank you for you generosity. You could actually charge for something like that. How great that you post it for all of us to read and keep for free.
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Postby JackieMartling » Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:28 pm

If I didn't spend so damn much on shaving products, I might otherwise have a little extra to throw your way. :wink:
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Postby kal » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:36 am

Chris, many thanks for an excellent well illustrated guide. My only regret is that you did'nt prepare it twenty years earlier. Still I learnt many new helpful tips. I'm sure this will encourage many wetshavers to give Str8s a try.
I have one comment about honing that might put me under attack by seasoned Str8 users. Contrary to what seams to be the general consesus I prefer to hone as often as possible , appox every 8-10 shaves. I use a very fine German stone (finer than 8000)and apply only a few light strokes at the time.
I found this the best way to keep my razors consistently in top shape and find no need to use anything else other than a regular leather strop before the shave. After many years I still cannot detect any noticable wear or deterioration on any of my razors.
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Postby VinceFX » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:25 pm

File and homepage updated successfully!

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Thank You for Your Article

Postby Joe Lerch » Sun May 01, 2005 10:15 am

I have downloaded and read your article and I just wanted to thank you for it.

I've done a lot of research online on this topic, and I must say this is the most useful and comprehensive article I've found on the subject, and it's probably the best article I've found on wet shaving.

You deserve a lot of credit. With a little additional work (extending to wet shaving in general), you probably could have published it and made and profited personally from this subject which is suddenly gaining interest. Instead, you made this valuable contribution to this literature available to all of us free of charge.

Between your article and other extremely useful, illustrated information, like Joel's work on comparing brushes and demonstrating how to create lather, we have the makings in this forum of a wonderful teaching book on wet shaving.
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Using Str8

Postby Joe Lerch » Sun May 01, 2005 6:06 pm

I definitely intend to try it. I've done so before, but without guidance, I just butchered my face and eventually gave up.

Your article will be a big help and may finally enable me to succeed.

BTW. I don't know if you noticed my picture. That's in the morning before my shave. I have a real tough beard. After I shave, I look like you. :lol:
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Re: Using Str8

Postby AceHarddrive » Sun May 01, 2005 7:08 pm

Joe Lerch wrote:BTW. I don't know if you noticed my picture. That's in the morning before my shave. I have a real tough beard. After I shave, I look like you. :lol:


Gee, Joe! I guess with a good shave, you must look just like Claude Rains, huh?

Nice to meet ya!
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Learning to Use a Str8

Postby Joe Lerch » Sun May 01, 2005 9:32 pm

Thanks.

The wolfman was Lon Chaney.
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Re: Learning to Use a Str8

Postby nteeman » Mon May 02, 2005 5:45 am

Joe Lerch wrote:Thanks.

The wolfman was Lon Chaney.


Correction--Lon Chaney Jr.

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Postby OldSeaRock » Sat May 21, 2005 11:58 am

Thank you for taking your time to share with others!
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