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    In a moment of weakness, I bought a scuttle.

    It seems pretty obvious but how do you use one of these?

    I use MdC, Tabac sticks, Arko sticks, and Williams pucks and have always face lathered everything except the Williams which I use in a mug. Can I use these soaps? I really don't want to change soaps if at all possible.

    Does a scuttle work best with creams?

    The idea of warm lather seems appealing. Let's see how that goes.

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    We're going to need a little bit more than that. What kind of a scuttle is it? Can you post a pic for us?
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    I don't see why you can't use those soaps with a scuttle so long as it is not the vintage type scuttle but a modern double walled scuttle. For MdC and Williams just load up the brush as you would to face lather, then go to the scuttle and whip up your lather by adding water as you go. When you have the consistency you want apply the lather to your face.

    The Arko stick is pliable enough to be presses into a mug/bowl to allow you to load the brush but you may have to grate the Tabac. Alternately you could load up the brush directly off the end of the shave sticks but you may have to do that several times.

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    OK, you have a modern scuttle so you should be good to go.

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    Very nice! Simply add hot water and proceed with normal bowl lathering techniques. Yes, creams will love this scuttle.
    One thing though, you may not want to add rapidly boiling water to it, this may shock the ceramic if it is not rinsed in
    warm water first.
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    Thanks guys.

    Good tip on the boiling water. It doesn't really get too cold here in the desert but I will keep that in mind.

    I have some small ziplock bowls that will work for the Arko and shaved Tabac. I'll give that a try.

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    I have a Dirtybird 1.5 scuttle and it works just fine as described above.

    You will enjoy the warm lather.
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    I think you will enjoy your skuttle once you get the hang of it. I use mine everyday, love it.
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    I love my scuttle, I fill it with the hottest tap water possible and soak my brush in the bowl, i get things ready, dump the water and repeat. I use my wet brush on my soap and then move to the bowl and make the lather. Note, that if you have a granite top, it will pull the heat from your scuttle somewhat. I will in the winter use a pad under it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcbladescar View Post
    I love my scuttle, I fill it with the hottest tap water possible and soak my brush in the bowl, i get things ready, dump the water and repeat. I use my wet brush on my soap and then move to the bowl and make the lather. Note, that if you have a granite top, it will pull the heat from your scuttle somewhat. I will in the winter use a pad under it.
    Mike
    Agreed - and your wife makes the nicest scuttle I've used - hot lather whippied into a frenzy in a White Dog Scuttle is the only way to fly....and shave...on my phone so can't post a pic of it...Mike?

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