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  1. Musing

    by , 09-08-2011 at 04:53 PM

    When I first looked into possibly shaving with a straight razor, the main question I had in my mind was, "How can I make sure this will work for me?" I didn't want to ignorantly make some colossal omission and end up destroying my moneymaker or waste a bunch of time and money on something that today's technology had rendered obsolete.
    My newbie approach
    Printing out Chris Moss' guide helped me quite a bit, and researching on SRP the things Chris mentioned in his

    Updated 09-08-2011 at 05:07 PM by hoglahoo

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  2. Inter forum rivalry

    by , 08-29-2011 at 08:35 PM
    Perhaps a rather touchy subject to be writing about, but let's be honest, the world is not all sunshine and rainbows. And if I am going to write about running SRP, I can hardly pretend that this subject is not a big elephant in the room that noone usually talks about. To be honest, there is a reason we don't usually talk about it.

    Let's start with a simple axiom: the people that make up the membership of an online community are no different from the people that make up the actual ...
  3. A Closer Look at Shaving Soap

    by , 08-25-2011 at 08:36 AM
    Literally - a closer look.

    As part of my vintage vs. new Williams experiment, I made some slides and took a look at the soap under a microscope.

    The white spots in the picture are bubbles - the areas that look a little like lather on some of the bubbles are where the bubble is pressed against the slide.

    At this point, I speculate that lots of little bubbles make for a better lather. I need to try out a few more soaps and get some more pictures to be sure. ...
  4. Shaving Community

    by , 08-15-2011 at 02:14 PM
    This is an "At-A-Boy" for the shaving community. I have rarely witnessed a group of folks that are so willing to step up and help folks. It is a bright spot in our world.
  5. New Paddles !!!!

    , 08-13-2011 at 02:21 AM
    I've been playing around in my garage with my new Dremmel scroll saw. The best part was, it was a gift from a friend at work, who received it in lieu of payment for a job, but has no need for it.
    I borrowed it once or twice, and it works well, especially for those of you making scales. The last time I borrowed it, He told me to just keep it...Very good friend indeed.

    Anyway, I have some soft pine, and decided to make a few paddles.
    I have some nice English Bridle leather, ...
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