Anyone else done this?

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Anyone else done this?

Post by addylo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:36 pm

Got my new JE DE89L and a best badger for Christmas. First shave was wonderful! Best I've had in years. I disassembled and cleaned the razor and put her away for next time.

Fast forward a week. Next shave wasn't so good. Couldn't seem to get the angle of attack right or something. It just refused to remove the stubble. Hmmm... this was going to take some practice.

Wait for it...

Got it out again this morning and remembering my disappointing shave last time I decided to take a closer look. That's when I noticed that the razor was flat against the lower plate!

After the first shave I had put the lower plate on upside down.

Yeah, I'm an idiot. :lol:
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Post by brucered » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:45 pm

nope, but i've seen pics on ebay of people selling razors like that, and have heard of others doing it.

glad that's all it was...it's a beautiful razor.
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Re: Anyone else done this?

Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:23 pm

addylo wrote:Got my new JE DE89L and a best badger for Christmas.
I don't quite know how to say this, so I'll just spit it out...

Unless I miss my guess you did it twice. Isn't it a EJ razor? :wink:

I bet it's been a hell of a day. I'd also be willing to bet you're not the first.
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Post by addylo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:12 pm

LOL! Maybe that's the problem.
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Post by brothers » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:13 pm

I'd guess you're having some good shaves now! We all will do, or have done, some things like that. I know I have. It always makes me laugh out loud! That's how I keep myself entertained!
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Post by Dripp » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:42 am

Guilty - couldn't believe it but yes I've done that
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Post by Squire » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:09 am

I'm surprised it would work well enough to shave at all.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:35 am

brothers wrote: We all will do, or have done, some things like that. I know I have. It always makes me laugh out loud! That's how I keep myself entertained!
And it just gets worse the older one gets. OK, so I tell myself it's 'cause I'm so busy. It probably is, I still know where I live though and can find home.

The other day I was looking for something I needed to complete a job. I looked all over for the darn thing. I figure somebody broke into the place ans stole it and only it. Finally I found it. Don't you know I couldn't remember what I needed it for! :roll: :lol:

Most of the time it's just frustrating , but that day, even I had to laugh out loud at myself.
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Re: Anyone else done this?

Post by jww » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:52 am

addylo wrote:.... I noticed that the razor was flat against the lower plate!

After the first shave I had put the lower plate on upside down.

Yeah, I'm an idiot. :lol:
We have seen plenty of DEs for sale on eBay with exactly that same assembly error. What fun.
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Post by Glasstream15 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:05 pm

Well, I never did that (YET) but I did have a time trying to figure out why my Parker TTO was suddenly sliceing me like a meat slicer.

Twist To Open also means Twist To CLOSE!!! All the way CLOSED! Yeah, that one let my blood pressure down a bit. :oops:

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Post by Squire » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:17 pm

Hey Glass, welcome aboard. I've wondered, what with all the posts made over the years about loosening the razor top to rinse it clean, just how many guys picked it up the next day and forget to tighten it.
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Post by Glasstream15 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:21 pm

I'm gonna bet I'm not the only one!

Maybe the only one to admit it.

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Post by Racso_MS » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:20 pm

Glasstream15 wrote:I'm gonna bet I'm not the only one!

Maybe the only one to admit it.
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Post by Glasstream15 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:20 am

Racso_MS wrote: WELCOME TO THE FORUM
Come often and stay long

Thanks and I intend to.

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Post by Quarterstick » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:56 am

Welcome, even if I said welcome in some other thread somewhere. I start to loose track after a bit.
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Post by fallingwickets » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:19 pm

I blamed my bad construction abilities on the becks :lol:

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Post by Quarterstick » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Could be a PSA Clive.
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Re: Anyone else done this?

Post by slantman » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:17 pm

addylo wrote:Got my new JE DE89L and a best badger for Christmas. First shave was wonderful! Best I've had in years. I disassembled and cleaned the razor and put her away for next time.

Fast forward a week. Next shave wasn't so good. Couldn't seem to get the angle of attack right or something. It just refused to remove the stubble. Hmmm... this was going to take some practice.

Wait for it...

Got it out again this morning and remembering my disappointing shave last time I decided to take a closer look. That's when I noticed that the razor was flat against the lower plate!

After the first shave I had put the lower plate on upside down.

Yeah, I'm an idiot. :lol:
No your not an idiot. I did it once but realized my mistake before I begain to shave. Happens all the time.

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Post by ockhams's razor » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:10 pm

ShadowsDad wrote:
brothers wrote: We all will do, or have done, some things like that. I know I have. It always makes me laugh out loud! That's how I keep myself entertained!
And it just gets worse the older one gets. OK, so I tell myself it's 'cause I'm so busy. It probably is, I still know where I live though and can find home.

The other day I was looking for something I needed to complete a job. I looked all over for the darn thing. I figure somebody broke into the place ans stole it and only it. Finally I found it. Don't you know I couldn't remember what I needed it for! :roll: :lol:

Most of the time it's just frustrating , but that day, even I had to laugh out loud at myself.
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Who's been watching me!!

Post by 1afc » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:52 pm

Hi All

I just had to register and join in when I saw this one!

I went into the bathroom and checked for spy cameras!

I did the upside down EJDE89. Agree with Squire - How'd you get any shaving done that way. I couldn't.
I did the loose top (and wondered what the funny noise on the blade was).

Also funny is that I was shaving the other morning and my wife came in and started using the hair dryer.

Have you ever tried to shave where you can't hear what the blade is doing?

I didn't realise how much I relied on aural feedback!

Anyway cheers and thanks all for all the snippets you contribute.
Alan

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