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Recent content by Troggie

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    Guess that vintage car

    60 Ford Ranch?
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    Great Guitar Players that no one talks about

    I didn't see any female guitar players listed ( I did skim mostly the lists) one of my favorite is Kaki King http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEPUkc5ZbAw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irCstf6Rn6k&feature=relmfu
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    Rye Whiskey

    http://www.grandtraversedistillery.com/whiskey/whiskey.html The Old George from Grand Traverse is great.. only problem is since they produce such small batches you can only buy it directly at their distillery currently. They also sell a small cask that you can put an unaged mash in and due to...
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    Really dumb question

    You can definitely shave with both sides with a straight even the Japanese ones. For shaving if you are just starting I would shave every day more for the practice than anything else. I normally go 3 days between shaves now but when I first started I shaved every day with maybe taking a day off...
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    Old stores you went to as a kid

    Kmart stores are still around in Michigan.. they are just now part of Sears. A local Ice cream shop call High Wheeler, Montgomery Wards, Steketees, Bob's Hobby Shop was another local only shop.
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    I wish creams or soaps came in these scents

    Mama Bear also use to make a Gingergrass soap that smelled primarily of Ginger. I know she makes a Lime Ice but not sure how "limey" it smells as I have not picked that one up yet.
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    Sinus infection. Temporarily lost sense of smell and taste.

    I use to have this happen about once a year.. get a raging sinus infection that causes loss of smell and taste. I started using a Neti Pot on a monthly basis and during the fall/winter months when I normally get these types of infections I will do it every week. I have not had one that bad...
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    Name your FAVORITE American Straight Razor Maker (1 only please)

    Since my only experience is with antique blades I will have to go with Worcester Razor I prefer them over the others I have tried.
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    Thinking about starting

    Whippeddog.com is great for starting with a traditional straight. If that is still a little too pricey then a shavette style may be the way to start. I actually started by using a Fromm Hair Shaper found at a local beauty supply store it cost me 8 bucks and came with 3 blades. A pack of 10...
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    Wow 2nd Str8 Shave

    +100 to this.. when I started it took me between 30 to 45 minutes for a single pass. After about 4 or 5 months I was doing 2 passes in that time and after the last year I have gotten comfortable enough where I can do 2 passes in about 10 minutes if I am rushed. One key I found though is...
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    GDs are too good for you!

    I thought I heard Selective was Pakistan steel.. but do not know for certain.
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    Travel Tips...yes, I've read the wiki.

    The other consideration is blades when you get where your going can you find the blades you need ( if you haven't pre-shipped them). A DE is easier to find blades for also if it is broken down TSA can see there is not a blade in it. If you take an SE you will want to remove it from your carry on...
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    GDs are too good for you!

    Hmm.. I am not sure that even Seraphim can get one of those things to shave properly. I think all this talk about GD and Selective razors shaving is all a farce predicated by Seraphim as he is the US supplier and is trying to drum up business. :tongue_sm:lol:
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    Sayings of SWMBO

    SWMBO favorite line right now.. " Do you really need more shaving stuff?":tongue_sm
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    Michiganlover's Straight Razor Journal Take 2!

    Welcome back to the land of straights.. hopefully Take 2 is better than the first try as it sounds like it so far. :thumbup:
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