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    LOL. The first place that I heard the term "mother of toilet seat" used was by guitar people describing the faux pearloid material used for making pick guards, biding and fingerboard block inlays on electric guitars, particularly the large pieces for pick guards where you know that there has never been a piece of MOP that large used at any time.
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    I never said otherwise ;-)

    Still more natural than Kirinite though. I've heard it described as "Mother of toilet seat" which made me laugh. It can look quite nice though. But then there are toilet seats that are quite nice I suspect.

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    Mother of bowling ball?

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    Still, it is resilient and absolutely impervious to water, moisture, and soap. Since I make mostly razors, that is important.
    I know wood can be used, but to insure survival in humid environments, you'd have to coat it with something like CA, at which point it doesn't feel like wood anymore.

    That is also the reason I don't like horn. When used for razor scales, it can warp over time.
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    I have heard that one too.
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    Mother of bowling ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Still, it is resilient and absolutely impervious to water, moisture, and soap. Since I make mostly razors, that is important.
    I know wood can be used, but to insure survival in humid environments, you'd have to coat it with something like CA, at which point it doesn't feel like wood anymore.

    That is also the reason I don't like horn. When used for razor scales, it can warp over time.
    Bruno, I have read some complaint about certain plastics softening up in hot water and REALLY getting soft you try to sterilize by boiling. What is your experience with the plastics that you have use in that regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDM61 View Post
    Bruno, I have read some complaint about certain plastics softening up in hot water and REALLY getting soft you try to sterilize by boiling. What is your experience with the plastics that you have use in that regard?
    The main importance in that regard is bathroom humidity for several years. Warm water (rinsing the blade / razor) I have never had issues with. Boiling would probably soften it up a great deal. Then again I don't think it is an issue because boiling a straight razor is a stupid idea. There is absolutely no reason to boil a razor. Especially a carbon steel razor. You wouldn't boil a razor with horn or wooden scales either.
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    this one with no scales would make a good skinning knife.

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