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    Default face latherers - how do you keep your brush warm?

    I would like to be a bowl latherer but I have been a face latherer with no issues other than wishing for warmer lather. The first lather is generally warm - subsequent lather is cold.

    Any ideas on how to keep a brush warm? I use soaps sometimes and bigelow cream most of the time (much easier).

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    get a scuttle, a moss scuttle is good at retaining heat and will hold your brush perfectly keep it there in between passes.

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    You might also try the Brush Scuttle from Dirty Bird Pottery in the US.

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    I dip the brush in a little hot water before each re-lather. It might make the second pass a little on the runny side, but not much. I'm only a 2-pass guy, so beyond that you're on your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadKingMoe View Post
    You might also try the Brush Scuttle from Dirty Bird Pottery in the US.
    I thought about that but sadly I do not understand how that would keep the brush warm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BingoBango View Post
    I dip the brush in a little hot water before each re-lather. It might make the second pass a little on the runny side, but not much. I'm only a 2-pass guy, so beyond that you're on your own.
    I try that here and there but as you said sometimes it gets a bit runny

    lol - I'm like 2 1/2 passes but I usually lather up the face at the end before I cold water splash while I am cleaning up the razor and shaving paraphenilia

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewatermark View Post
    get a scuttle, a moss scuttle is good at retaining heat and will hold your brush perfectly keep it there in between passes.
    yah - the moss scuttle is quite nice
    though I thought scuttles were for bowl lathers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Whiskas View Post
    yah - the moss scuttle is quite nice
    though I thought scuttles were for bowl lathers?
    well initially they r but the moss is small , and people complain that you cant lather in the bowl, so therefore you can put your brush in between passes and it will keep it toasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Whiskas View Post
    I thought about that but sadly I do not understand how that would keep the brush warm?
    Read this review.

    I think their pictures of the soap/lather dish or Bill Bowl with the two-piece Brush Scuttle may be confusing. It doesn't come with either of those, but most pictures have them next to it.

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    I dip the tips in hot water and revisit the puck if necessary. I usually wipe just a little smear of lather on the inside lip of the sink for when a trip back to the puck isn't necessary yet.

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