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    by Published on 07-16-2014 02:32 AM
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    This months Beginners Tips is about finishing stones and reasonable expectations.



    During the past few years I have had a number of new guys come to my home for help with honing, stropping, restoration, beard prep etc. They are almost always fascinated by the ...
    by Published on 06-14-2014 12:24 AM
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    Strops and Stropping

    There’ve been a few threads recently on the topic of strops and stropping so I thought I’d address those issues in this month’s Beginners Tips. Stropping can be a big topic, and I am wordy, so apologies in advance for the length of this month’s tips. ...
    by Published on 05-18-2014 10:13 PM
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    Welcome! As a Mentor here, I can see many new guys going overboard!

    My tips this month to new straight-shavers are on how to stay afloat and have an easier and positive learning curve toward successful and smooth shaves. As I began, ...
    by Published on 04-24-2014 07:10 PM
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    Hi Guys,

    Thought we could have a little fun with this months tip for the new guys.

    So, are you feeling the pressure??

    We see new guys all the time coming into the wetshaving community putting all kinds of pressure ...
    by Published on 03-16-2014 09:29 AM
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    I thought I should do a little something for our March installment of our beginner’s tips.


    All things needed to get started on straight razor shaving is already present on this site, but it sure can be hard to find the bare essentials in between all the other stuff that is filling all the various sub-forums.


    The thing about SRP is ...
    by Published on 02-13-2014 11:47 PM
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    I am honored to be asked to provide this month’s Beginner Tips. I wanted to focus on some “keys” that beginners might have missed. The keys are the little facts that you might have missed that, to me, make a big difference. You might call them “secrets”, but there ...
    by Published on 01-13-2014 11:05 PM
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    If I knew then what I do now.

    We hear folks say this all the time and the other day I was thinking who else to set me straight but none other than me. So, being the richest guy in the world I hired a team of investigators ...