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    Default Types of "Mug".

    there seems to be a few different types of shaving mug available. i was wondering if anyone could give a good rundown of what's what with these? for example what type of soap, hard, soft, cream etc. you might use with each mug and how to use the mugs for best effect. the different types i'm thinking of (but please feel free to add!) are:

    shaving scuttle

    shaving bowl

    shaving mug (one piece)

    shaving mug (two piece - with lid)

    shaving mug (three piece - with lid and insert similar the top of a scuttle but a little deeper and drain holes in the bottom)

    shaving mug with no lid and a small knob as a handle.

    thanks,

    john

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    I like to use my scuttle mug, Hot water in the bottom and a nice cake of Lime soap on top. Hot water below makes a nice lather when I dip my brush in it.
    Then when finished I simply pour out the water in the bottom and back on the shelf goes the mug to dry. My bowl style leaves the soap a bit mushy after a shave. My preference is the scuttle. When Im not in the mood to use the scuttle I use Crabtree and Evelyn Nomad shaving cream, Whatta great fragrance.

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    I've been using a Pewter bowl from Ray. It's pretty compact and sits well in a bowl of steaming water to keep brush warm. I just got a scuttle from another source and am eager to try it out. If anyone knows of scuttles without holes in the soap dish, please advise.

    Today I tried a new routine. I filled a small thermos with 200f water from our dispenser in the kitchen. After my shower, I was able to enjoy extremely hot water for all facets of the shave and kept soap and brush warm throughout. All of this without any running water. Highly recommended.

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    .... I think you forgot old coffee mug in your list ....

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    Speaking of which, I just picked up an old mug from Goodwill for $0.99. It's big enough that I can fit my clenched fist in there with wiggle room. Should work quite nicely to build up lather.

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    I have a number of soaps melted into pyrex type bowls, and in a couple of french soup mugs, but my main "mug" is a small stainless steel mixing bowl.

    Randy

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    Exclamation Not to forget The StainShield! (and a TIP!)

    Add the Rubbermaid "StainShield" containers to your list! I keep about a dozen different soap cakes in these, stacked. They are thick, very clear, unbreakeable plastic, with tight lids. They travel well, too.

    You guys go to colleges/schools? Most schools these days offer a shaving mug logo'd with the schools' crest on it.

    TIP:

    Many "artsy" boutiques which carry pottery from local artisans will have mugs/bowls that are unique, as well! I oftern carry around two cardboard disks I cut out - one for the smaller size cakes (2 1/2" diameter), and one for the larger cakes (3" diameter). When I find an interesting bowl/mug/container, I check it against the discs for sizing!

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    Thanks Chaaaz for that little tip! I better get to cutting some disks out of the cardboard!! Now I can be better prepared when I hit the antique joints in the morning LOL

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    My soap collection. The pyrex bowls in the front house soaps that I have melted. Missing are my soaps in wooden bowls.

    Randy

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    Nice collection Randy, Im fond of the Blue Willow looking mugs. Very nice looking indeed Sir.

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