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  1. Tanuki

    Who uses an Old Spice Shaving Mug?

    I mainly face lather too, just load soap from whichever OS mug. When I bowl lather I do it as you describe, allowing for good control of water content. Thus the Captains Choice bowl and dimensions. But maybe @Tedolph will use an OS mug as a lathering bowl?
  2. Tanuki

    Who uses an Old Spice Shaving Mug?

    My Captains Choice copper bowl has inside dimensions of approx 4 1/2” x 1 1/2” (115mm x 40mm). Pretty wide and shallow by my standards. No Old Spice mug comes close. The shortest OS mugs are about 2 3/8” (60mm) tall (outside dimension), a little over 3” wide, inside. Hard to avoid the clank...
  3. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    My sympathy to you and my respects to your boy.
  4. Tanuki

    Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

    Looks like bone from the picture. What natural light-colored materials were used for scales beyond ivory, horn, and bone? I never see horn carved. Carved ivory will support more intricate carving. So, bone to me.
  5. Tanuki

    Quick Alum Block Guide

    I never thought about the visual aesthetics of an alum block until now. If I ever find an alum clamp, now I’ll have to get a beautiful rock to set it off. Like an engagement ring for traditional shaving!
  6. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    Time for bed, Cal. I’ll leave a light on for you.
  7. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    Permission? Sometimes I take a great notion to start a thread. Don’t need no enhancer. What do you think I am, cuckoo?
  8. Tanuki

    Who uses an Old Spice Shaving Mug?

    Good thing you found a nine-step program. Or is it a ten-step program? Eleven? Do I hear twelve?
  9. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    Bonus ‘Wow’! And a ‘+1’ to boot!
  10. Tanuki

    My Blade Search Journal

    I’ve got 100 each of the RPL and Voskhod. RPL a little smoother, Voskhod a little sharper. I got two tucks of the RSS, but I don’t get along well with them. I’ll try them again in Slantember and OCtober when I’m using a lot of different razors, see if they do better outside my main rotation. I...
  11. Tanuki

    Don’t force your shaves! (Time constraints)

    I hear you loud and clear. Shaved with my Henkotsu kamisori two nights ago, too late, too sleepy to be taking that sharp pointed devil on. I‘m still sporting a long scratch on the right lower neck. No blood at least.
  12. Tanuki

    B&B's I Cycle, You Cycle, Let's Exchange Stories (aka B.I.C.Y.C.L.E.S.)

    Slightly different Columbia River ride today. 35 miles of sunshine and a steady north wind. At the boat ramp/west end path access. There were lots of riders and other folks on the path today. This parking lot was nearly full.
  13. Tanuki

    New from Switzerland

    Nice solid gear choices! Welcome aboard.
  14. Tanuki

    Show Us Your BICYCLE(S)!!!!

    So I visited our river today. 35 miler, took just about all I had in the tank. Kelley Point at the confluence of the Willamette and the Columbia Rivers. Looking up the Columbia. Solid north wind. The sailors could zip along the Columbia on a broad reach in either direction. It is usually...
  15. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    +1 gettin’ positively archaic over here...
  16. Tanuki

    What does “Like” mean to you?

    I’m trying to Like :thumbup: every post in this thread(except my own). As @shave/brush pointed out, it is just about the least I can do.
  17. Tanuki

    Best "non-shaving" items / finds for shaving?

    My ‘scuttle’. That’s a Vollrath 4 oz prep bowl on top and a pewter trinket ‘Jefferson Cup’ from Monticello on the bottom. (And a high quality rubber band off a bunch of asparagus.) I mainly face lather, but it keeps my brush warm between passes and makes/holds a little lather when needed.
  18. Tanuki

    Day Five with a GEM.

    And Pushbuttons are welcome on the Micromatic Monday thread. https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/micromatic-monday.547970/
  19. Tanuki

    Day Five with a GEM.

    There is a Micromatic pass around available. https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/micromatic-passaround-try-one-out-and-join-micromatic-mondays.568533/
  20. Tanuki

    Dovo Poll

    I like those Sunday Shaver scales (and the toe pin), but heftier and shorter make more sense to me. I use a Dovo Barbarossa detail razor sometimes when I really want SHORT. I might own fewer modern 5/8 razors if I had been able to predict my practical preferences when I started with SRs.