Coffee cups as shaving mugs

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Coffee cups as shaving mugs

Post by KAV » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:14 pm

I know this is an old and honoured piece of toiletry. Today, by chance I bought a older cup in a lovely ivory to match brush and razor. Ah, the irony. I popped a fresh puck of Dittmars in the bottom and went to use my Wee Scot. Heloooooo? I know it's DOWN THERE #-o Now I have a excuse to buy a fullsized brush from Bullgoose =D>

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Re: Coffee cups as shaving mugs

Post by brothers » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:57 am

Chris, one excuse is as good as another, I say. I'm sure Phil can recommend a few brushes that might meet your needs.
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Post by Squire » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:20 am

So which came first, the mug or longer handle brush.
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Post by KAV » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:19 am

We happy few who rise early to shave while others remain safe in bed; claiming a shred of manhood most skipped between turning 16 and retirement came first.

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Post by Squire » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:37 pm

Retirement makes you realize how much time you wasted working.
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Post by brothers » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Every new day is a gift to enjoy.
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Post by Squire » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:08 pm

Don't think I'll be using a coffee mug for shaving though, easy to confuse things early in the mornings.
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Post by JayTrek » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:41 pm

I still use a cereal bowl with a handle. Have used it for 7 or 8 years now.
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Post by EL Alamein » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:46 pm

I used a large coffee cup today in place of my Moss scuttle because the Moss has been moved to an undisclosed location due to current circumstances. The coffee cup performed OK but not as good as the Moss.

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Post by Squire » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Oh, in a pinch it will do, I've made them work in the past but would prefer not have to again.
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Post by KAV » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:19 am

It's curious, I found a .99 cup at the Salvation Army and feel as much pleasure as my more expensive kit gives. It's a older, Anchor Hocking cup that were so common in restaurants growing up. It matches my other faux ivory items and gives a pleasing symmetry to my bathroom countertop. I had to shave down my Dittmar's puck but a few minutes of repacking and a splash of distilled water overnight produced a glassy surface.
Now, if I can find 88,000 british pounds. There's a 1936 Phantom II Rolls Royce in Essex I desperately want. I'm sick of Toyotas that blow engines [-o<

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Post by Squire » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Does that include shipping?
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Post by KAV » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:16 pm

I would drive it back to California.

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Post by KAV » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:19 pm

This one =P~
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Post by Squire » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:34 pm

I can picture the Dowager Duchess in the passenger compartment.
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Post by brothers » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:39 pm

Chris, I think you posted about this old car a while back. When I see these wonderful survivors of days gone by, it makes me sad.
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Post by KAV » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:34 pm

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This is another one. Rolls Royces actually have one of the best survival rates of all makes @ 50% I recall many years ago a National Geographic photographer in Jordan finding himself in one of T.E. lawrence's armoured cars from WW1. As for the dowager? I still have my standards

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Post by Squire » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Hell, in that case I'll drive 'ya both.
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Post by Araner » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:52 pm

These are a couple of mugs that I picked up at a pottery fair in Yokohama. I'm not sure if they're for coffee or soup. They're a little big for coffee, a little small for soup, but just right for a puck of Mama Bear's glycerin soap.

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Re: Coffee cups as shaving mugs

Post by Squire » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:49 am

Beautiful Mike.
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