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by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 127
Views: 57290

Re: A Cook's Diary

Made Chelsea Buns yesterday: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53549723098_801abaae70_b.jpg Recipe: For the dough • 260g strong white bread flour • 30g caster sugar • 4g instant dried yeast • ½ tsp mixed spice • ¼ tsp fine salt • 150ml whole milk • 1 small egg • ½ lemon, zested • 45g soft butter F...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:18 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Trumper's Eucris vs. Green Floreka Hairdressing
Replies: 25
Views: 7194

Re: Trumper's Eucris vs. Green Floreka Hairdressing

Welcome to SMF, Beau!

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Simple Poem to make me smile
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Simple Poem to make me smile

I think nursery rhymes are not part of modern culture at all. Kids probably never hear them and certainly aren't taught them. That one has several possible explanations, of which I choose to think the astronomical one is best. Constellations Leo (cat), Lyra (fiddle), Taurus (cow), Canis Minor (littl...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat

Curious thought: rendered pork fat = lard rendered beef fat = tallow rendered mutton fat = ? Lanolin is obtained from sheep's wool, and cannot substitute for tallow or lard: it does not saponify to form a soap, but rather remains in the soap unaltered as a lubricant. Fat lambs certainly exist (see H...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info

There are obsessive collectors, but even more important is using them! The sheer delight of whipping up some warm gorgeously scented lather, applying it with a good brush, and enjoying a close shave is a treat that far too many men have either forgotten or never experienced. It leaves your face refr...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Review of the "new" Mitchell's Woolfat

I don't have a good feeling about this! Tallow and lanolin was what made it special.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info

Next set: a Plisson and two Rooneys. All excellent brushes. You have the start of a good collection! Far too good to sell, in my view. If you are a wetshaver, you are all set. If not, stick around and learn how!

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: inherited some Shaving Brushes. Looking for info

The first is a Kent BK, which came in three sizes, 4, 8 and 12. Look on the bottom and it should say which it is. A soft brush, but surprisingly good with soaps. The second is an older Simpson Persian jar, again this came in several sizes and yours is the smallest. It is made with "super Badger...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cream versus Soap?
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Cream versus Soap?

After a week of TGR creams, I decided to revisit the Cyril Salter creams. I have a full set of the old style, all sealed in plastic film except one, and a full set of the new versions (save one that has been consumed entirely). The old tubs included an almond scent that was not initially available i...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 152
Views: 53389

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Last week I took out the seven day set of TI Eagle 6/8 razors. First time I've used a full hollow in a while, and it's been 2½ years since I last honed and used these razors. But simply stropping and shaving shows they have kept their edges. Given that I collected these nearly twenty years ago, I wo...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cream versus Soap?
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Cream versus Soap?

I think this is no longer available, but I've been enjoying The Gentlemen's Refinery Standard and Black Ice shaving creams the last couple of weeks. The former is a mild anise scent, and the latter much stronger. You can tell the recipe is not like a Creighton's cream, but the performance is up ther...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fifteen years on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1992

Re: Fifteen years on this forum

Thank you Chris it’s good to be back! If memory serves you also dipped your toe into the “Rolling your own”, are you still making your own soap? If so how are you ever going to put a dent in that huge Tabac collection I recall seeing a picture of? :lol: I still have a large amount of it, which is j...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Moss Scuttle in Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: The Moss Scuttle in Winter

I have several, but I prefer the small size for a close fit around the brush.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Merkur Vision 2000 NOS
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Merkur Vision 2000 NOS

Yes, €60 to USA.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fifteen years on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1992

Re: Fifteen years on this forum

Welcome back, Nate!

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:47 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How do you fix a Cracked Blade???
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

Re: How do you fix a Cracked Blade???

"Venture"! The only adventure would be in the profits made from people buying large flashy watches that make them feel good about themselves.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:48 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Posting Photos on SMF updated
Replies: 4
Views: 5019

Re: Posting Photos on SMF updated

She must be an expert: her skin looks so smooth! Maybe had lessons from grandad?

C.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:45 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How do you fix a Cracked Blade???
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

Re: How do you fix a Cracked Blade???

Yes, it's been trashed and Ray would be saddened. I got a spam e-mail from the new owner inviting me join him in his exciting new wristwatch venture! The post above would be deleted as self-advertisement by a vendor if it was made today, but back in 2011 I think Glen was working for himself........a...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 17, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Moss Scuttle in Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: The Moss Scuttle in Winter

I'm very happy to hear it. Warm lather is a luxurious addition to any shave.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:08 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight razor vs DE razor...
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Straight razor vs DE razor...

Funny, then, Gary, how I have a late 1700s straight that shaves beautifully! Provided you don't let it rust, and you know how to hone it, there is enough steel in a straight blade for hundreds of years of use. I don't think you can say that's the opposite of 'durable' when the blade of a safety razo...