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    okedokey, saw a really cool Moss Scuttle at the DFW get together last weekend and liked the idea, but looked up the price tag and wasn't a huge fan. So, I headed down to the hardware store and did a sweet substitute.

    They fit together perfectly, conduct heat rather well, the inner vessel is roughly textured (feels a tad rougher than a 1200 grit waterstone), and best of all, costs six bucks.

    Anyone else try this?
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    Now that is cool. Where did you get it......where can i buy it........LET ME KNOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacRN View Post
    Now that is cool. Where did you get it......where can i buy it........LET ME KNOW

    +1 for that...and to that I add - what was that originally? Product name?

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    Lowe's, garden section. It's called a "self watering pot." Evidently water from the outside pot will gradually seep into the inner pot. Not fast enough to make your lather soggy, tho, takes a coupla hours.

    Can't tell from my bad pix, but it has a cool multicolored glaze on it.

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    Does water leech from one pot to the other? If so, how does that affect your lather?

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    It's a very slow leech, through the normally porous unglazed ceramic.

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    Damn....i have no Lowes in Manhattan :P

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    DOes it conduct and hold heat well so your lather stays warm?

    Can you take a couple more pics so we can see it a bit better?
    I'm still seeking out the best way to get and keep hot lather. I've tried a number of bowl in bowl configurations and I bought a mug heater pad...
    I'm still lookin

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    yes, it holds heat very well, my lather is nice and hot. The seepage from outer to inner vessel is very slight; I take about 15 minutes to shave and it is not noticeable.

    Last 2 are extreme macro closeups to show quality of glaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacRN View Post
    Damn....i have no Lowes in Manhattan :P
    Just about any place that sells flower pots should have this type.

    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    DOes it conduct and hold heat well so your lather stays warm?
    Ceramic is considerably porous, and glazed ceramic is water proof. this combination of a lot of 'empty space' within the product which is not being filled by water (the outer wall, at least) makes for a good insulator. The nature ofthe vessel does not conduct heat very well, so the water in the lower portion remains warm longer, giving you warm lather for longer.

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