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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    What is the size of your mug/cup?

    I use mugs to keep my soap in. I will load the soap onto the brush, then lather on my face. You can also build a lather in a mug or certain, wide mouthed scuttles. For a long time I used a ramekin as a lathering bowl. I think hard, waterproof surfaces will be fine for a lathering bowl, like ceramics or glass. I have even seen horn bowls.

    Here is an Old Spice mug. The soap puck is underneath the foil. It is narrow and shallow.
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    Compare the mug to the scuttle below. The scuttle is wide and has ridges on the inside of the bowl to help with lathering. Attachment 258315

    I also enjoy my Old Spice mug, and I store the brush in a warm scuttle in between passes. Sorry, I don't mean to distract from the thread but I have a quick question. Why the foil over the puck? Thanks.
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    The foil is to keep dust off the soap when the mug is sitting on the shelf. The foils is also the original soap wrapper which helps with identification.
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    Old brown soup bowl with slight ribbing inside for me. Has a piece on the bottom I can hold when lathering. I think it cost 50p from a charity shop. Tried various shaving mugs and bowls and like that best.
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    I'm keeping my eyes open for something with some light texture on the inside like slight ribbing. I've been using a smooth bowl and it works ok, but from all I'm reading here I want to try something a bit textured now. I should be able to come across something like that one of these days.
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    I use a bowl I made myself at a friend's pottery workshop and an old spice mug which l find to be a bit small for the task.









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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotuzi View Post
    I'm keeping my eyes open for something with some light texture on the inside like slight ribbing. I've been using a smooth bowl and it works ok, but from all I'm reading here I want to try something a bit textured now. I should be able to come across something like that one of these days.
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    ive been using a japanese suribachi bowl. the ridges in the bottom help to whip up an easy lather.

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    That is a really nice bowl Captain !!

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    I use a metal mixing bowl that fits nicely in hand and cost under $2.00 in the restaurant supply. It is wide and shallow and whips up a great lather. then I float it in the sink full of hot water to heat up my cream
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
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    That is a really nice bowl Captain !!

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