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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Wade and Butcher Keen Shaver, Yaqi DLC open comb for head, Edwin Jagger Best with Stirling Green.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    T. Noonan and Sons, Boston, "Domino", scales of African Blackwood and Holly. Gillette SS Flare, Arrow 10 brush, A&E Peach Cognac.
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    Making razor scales with no shop, no bench, no experience and no skills.

    My two cents... Outstanding work!
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    What's on your work bench right now?

    Domino. T. Noonan, Boston
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Sheffield Cutlery Company, Gem Jr. "Parade," "Set in Rubber" brush with Shave Forge White and Black knot, PdP 63.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Time for the big Wade and Butcher. Gem Heavy Flat Top, Crazy brush with Sterling Island Man. Hit the cuticle edge with a .25 diamond-sprayed strop. Upped the sharp factor a bit, while still feeling good! I was concerned.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    H Boker "Pearl" in Walnut and Ebony scales, Gem MicroMatic Clog-Pruf, Arrow Brush, Eleven Shaving Cedar and Vetiver. This one isn't as hollow as a lot of the Bokers I have seen:
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Can a shave be oxymoronic? Did I just make up a word? Klass Tornblom, Eskiltuna with scales by Acer, New Taipei City. 2-band badger knot with handle by Momo laying down Stirling Alighieri soap, running slick(s). Schick Stick handling the edging and a Gillette Fat Boy for a fat head!
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    What's on your work bench right now?

    Tough photograph! Boker Pearl, scales of Peruvian Walnut and Gaboon Ebony. Finished with CA.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Trial run for a well-used Wostenholm Pipe in Chinese pallet wood scales. Gem Heavy Flat Top, Stirling Nag Champa with Rubberset 200-3 mixed badger and boar. The little bugger shaved well!
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Headed out to a wedding today, so we're going unified. Favorit 1800 Tanifugi, with Agar everywhere! Always a first-class shave with that one.
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    Flitz + steel wool = good

    I know that, like myself, many here like to preserve some of the natural "charm" of the old razors we collect and use. Most of my restorations begin with Flitz and 000 steel wool and many end there. Here's a Clover "Red Man," that I spent less than 10 minutes on using one application of that...
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    What's on your work bench right now?

    I fold up squares of paper towel, just like turning, I believe. Then I do 4 or 5 coats, sand it flat (or almost flat) with 600 wet. 4 or 5 more, then sand 600 to 1.5k and Novus on the buffer. I like to sand the second coats completely flat with the 600 (usually wiping dry to check it several...
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    What's on your work bench right now?

    2Bit has skid marks... 2Bit has skid marks...
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    What's on your work bench right now?

    Hard to comprehend that with that little pile of cool woods at my disposal, I would be working with some rock hard China pallet wood! I wanted to see what it looked like, so I hacked out a pair of scales. Turns out, I like them enough to put a well- used Pipe Razor in them. Still some work to...
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