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    Indispensable Wisdom

    There are two products that I have discovered that have made my life so much better. In all my years of shaving I have discovered that I can not do without Bactine and A&D Ointment. Ok, don't laugh. If you have an unusually rough shave with cuts and weepers everywhere, try Bactine as your...
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    First Restoration - Uncle George's Rubberset

    Here is a picture of my first restoration attempt. The handle is a Rubberset 1000 that belonged to my late Uncle George. The knot is a TGN finest badger.
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    What is your favorite bait casting reel?

    I have bought a lot of bait casting reels over the years but I must say that my favorite is the Abu Garcia 5500c. As a matter of fact I just had my 1979 model rebuilt and it is better than ever. What is YOUR all time favorite? ​
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    Oil free Turkey Frying

    Today was Memorial Day and it was 93 degrees and I fried a Turkey? What was I thinking. My wife bought me a Char-broil Oil-less Turkey fryer for Christmas because I am allergic to Peanut Oil. Now being from the south, frying turkeys was a way of life. I tried it out today and was really...
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    I took these pictures to send to my homesick son who was studying in Japan last year.
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    Can you name this person?

    I have seen this done on other forums and thought we might enjoy it here. Here is how it works: Someone posts a picture of a famous "public person" and then see who identify the person. I will start off with this guy.
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    What mustache wax do you use?

    I just recently started using Oregon Wild Hair Mustache Wax and I really like it. Are there any other really good brands out there?
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    Happy Bridge Day West Virginia!

    If you have never been to the New River Gorge for Bridge Day, you don't know what you are missing! The Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Saturday 10/16/10.
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    MS Explorer 9.0

    Has anyone tried the new MS Explorer 9.0? I read a favorable review in the paper the other day but I am curious to see if anyone on the forum has tried it yet.
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    mretzloff breaks 4000!

    New Vendor mretzloff breaks the 4000 post barrier! Great work Matthew! That's 14000 posts. Heck, that's better than ever! Sorry Matthew!
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    Queen Charlotte Soap

    Has anybody tried this new soap? I just received the QCS "Lime" and tried it this morning. The smell is amazing. It is a cream soap ala TOBS. Anyone else have an opinion?
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    Substitute for Peanut Oil

    I have recently developed an allergy to peanuts. I have eaten peanuts all of my life and a couple of weeks ago, BAM! I ate a spoonful of Skippy Super Chunk and the next thing I knew, one side of my face went numb. Anyway, I ended up in the emergency room and was told to stay away from any...
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    Summer Straw

    Show off your summer straw! I had to break down and get a new Summer Straw Fedora this year. So I thought it might be a good idea to have people show pictures of their summer straw hats. Panama, Shantung, Toyo, or what ever. I can't wait until my Golden Gate Shantung gets here. Here is a...
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    Wallet Suggestions?

    I am in the market for a decent wallet, any suggestions? I have been looking at this Filson wallet but am open to recommendations. Here is Filson wallet I am interested in :
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    Bay Rum Soap Suggestions

    I am looking for a decent Bay Rum shaving soap. Any suggestions?
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    A "New" Cooncatbob score!

    I had Bob's Razors make me this Amboyna Burl Handled "New" razor. What do yo think?
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    Found in the Wild

    Here are some pictures of a 1940's Eversharp Skyline that I found in the wild. I bought this pen for $8 and had it reconditioned for $25. I was just wondering if anyone else had any nice finds out in the wilderness.
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    What do you think of Private Reserve Inks?

    I just bought 4 bottles of Private Reserve Ink. I was drawn to Private Reserve because of their large variety of colors. So what do you think? Have you used this brand before?
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    Yuengling Lager

    Well, today I had my first Yuengling Lager and I must say, I totally enjoyed it. As a matter of fact, I can't remember ever enjoying a better beer. I am now hooked. I was wondering if there were any Yuengling fans on the forum.