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  1. Pumpkin

    Dremel Router?

    Does anyone have any experience of Dremel's Plunge Router attachment? My good lady wife has started asking what I'd like for Christmas and I'm currently well stocked for the Shavepocalypse! :thumbup1: I've been thinking about upgrading my (very) basic multitool to a proper Dremel (so I can...
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    When is a statistic irrelevant?

    How small a sample can you get away with for a (meaningful) statistical analysis? I've just noticed on the latest advert for Gillette's Fusion, touting it's benefits for sensitive skin that "85% of 68 men agree" with the statement "Great performance even on sensitive skin". Surely a sample...
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    Anyone else work outdoors...

    ...and think a nice fleece embroidered with a Badger would make a good addition to their winter wardrobe? I had a look for something a bit warmer than a T-shirt in the B&B Zazzle store(I do live in Scotland and it's already getting autumnal)...and couldn't find anything (yet). However, Jim's...
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    How much facial hair have you got?

    Not sure if this has been asked before. As I was sitting enjoying my lunch-time pipe and people watching (the Edinburgh Festival is in full swing), it occurred to me to wonder how much facial hair the noble gents of B&B can muster? Personally, I'm clean shaven (apart from an occasional...
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    Jake's hit 1k!

    Congratulations to Jake on reaching his 1000th post! :thumbup:
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    Where's Wally?

    Inspired by the "Google Map? B&B has a Google Map?" title...and some research I've had to do recently...I thought I'd just show folk where it is :thumbup: Click on the "more" button at the top of the page and you'll see Members Google Map, it's quite interesting to see just how international...
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    Big rotation? - Check the ones you're not using!

    Gents, A word of warning if, like me you have a few razors sitting out unused (I've been concentrating on straights mainly, but still like to keep my DE's out). Just noticed that my favourite Tech now has a couple of water spots on the cap :mad3: I'm guessing it was from the last time I...
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    Guilty Pleasures - On TV (or elsewhere)

    Following on from a recent question about DIY shows on TV...I'm a big fan of Holmes on Homes. I wondered what else people will admit to watching? Judge Judy here :blushing:
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    International Postage Info For The Wiki

    EDIT: This can also include postage FAQ's. Following on from BlkKnight's question in "site feedback" about an extra section in the B/S/T, original thread here, I'm going to pull together some information, for the wiki, on how easy (or possibly complicated depending on location) sending stuff...
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    "Homemade" Rum Blend - Pipe Tobacco

    Went to my favourite local B&M yesterday, The Pipe Shop on Leith Walk, looking for a few ideas and suggestions (and to drool over some of his pipes:drool:) and to stock up on pipe cleaners. Ended up getting a 25g pouch of Plum and Rum I think it's the Exclusiv stuff but was loose in a...
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    Zippo for pipes

    As a recent convert to pipes, I must sing the praises of a Zippo with the special pipe insert! I've been a lifelong fan of Zippo lighters and have used a variety of fuels in them...even dipping one in a petrol tank to refill one in a pinch :lol: For my first few days smoking a pipe I was...
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    Locking up my tobacco!

    SWMBO certainly likes the idea of me taking up a pipe....she's already voiced the opinion that my Gawith, Hoggarth and Co. Brown Flake "would make a really nice pot-pourri"! Even though I said I'd be keeping the pipes for work/outside rather than "at home" use (we rent), she's said she's...
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    You want how much for that?

    Just returned from a trip to my local ASDA (UK version of Walmart) and whilst stopping in the shaving aisle for some Palmolive sticks, my eye was drawn by the rows of multi-bladed offerings :thumbdown Current price for 4 refill cartridges for a Fusion: £8.98 (US$13.73) However, the price for...
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    Peening pins

    I'm about to transition from microfasteners to proper pins.:thumbup: Is it worth getting a peening block? I'm only going to be doing a few (for now) rather than mass production. If there's a cheaper, more Heath-Robinson, solution I'm open to suggestions.
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    Blades for travellers!

    Following on from the recent thread(s) about travelling with a DE and the problem of carrying blades in your carry-on luggage, I've just had an idea: If anyone is coming to Edinburgh for business (I'm guessing if you're travelling for pleasure you'll have more luggage so can put some in your...
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    Dr. Plumb, Dinky bent briar. Good first pipe?

    I've been doing some browsing, looking for my first pipe and found this Dr. Plumb dinky bent briar. I like the shape and style and the idea of one that is "pocket sized" is appealing for work. Does anyone have any experience of these? Is it a good pipe for a beginner? Any issues with the...
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    Thinking of a pipe

    I've smoked for over 25 years (mainly cigarettes, but with the occasional cigar for special occasions) and am now thinking about getting a pipe...although I haven't told SWMBO yet! :001_smile We've got a few spe......t tobacconists here in Edinburgh, so the tobacco is no problem and they do...
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    Sanding jig

    For anyone else just starting on scales I thought I'd share my sanding jig :001_smile I've got some really nice woods that came as "pen blanks" 20x20x150mm. I've cut a couple of slices off the Cocobolo (forgot to take pics at the earlier stages, so I'll take plenty on the next batch), but...
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    The man with the vintage soap!

    I was planning on posting this last night, based on my first impressions. Unfortunately, mentally writing a post on soap, whilst you're shaving with a straight razor, is not a good idea! See here for details :blushing: I'll apologise in advance for the long story, but it's been a while in the...
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    I'm a long way from the Zen of shaving.

    AKA: Don't lose your focus! :blink: Having just attempted my 42 shave with a straight, I think I'd better share my experience with my fellow newbies. I wish that I'd planned ahead and started a "journal" but I think this will benefit from standing out on it's own. I know I've still got a...