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  1. PreachTheWord

    Just bought my first diesel pickup

    For a while now I have been saving up to buy a pickup truck. Early in the search I got turned on to diesel trucks. Finally I found one with a rebuilt engine. I has rust rockers and cab corners (not unusual for Illinois). For the price I paid, I was paying for the rebuilt engine and the owner...
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    WTB Barbershop Handle

    Every since I bought my Gamechanger, I have wanted the barbershop handle. It looks like Razorock is no longer making this handle. Does anyone here have one they would like to part with?
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    2 New Additions to the Family

    Today was a good day. I received 2 new additions to my small family of razors: A 1968 black handle Superspeed (date code N4, my birth year and quarter) and a brand new Mergress from Bullgoose. Now my quandary is which one to shave with first!
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    Premium Packaging

    Some discussions and product on this board have me wondering about the value of premium packaging for products. When Raw shaving was operating, I really wanted an RS-10. When reading reviews about the razor, one of the things mentioned as the premium packaging that the razor came in. When I...
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    New to fountain pens

    A friend of mine who has long been into fountain pens (both vintage and modern) has convinced me to give them a shot. Not wanting to jump in too deep just yet, I just ordered a Waterman Graduate, a converter, and Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink Shin-ryoku Deep Green. I look forward to all...
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    Can someone help me out?

    About 14 years ago, my wife bought this home. Picked it up at a garage sale. I stuck it in my bookcase in my man cave and it has not been touched. I discovered it when moving things out for new carpet. Can someone give me any information on it?
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    WTB Razorock Game Changer .84 straight bar

    As the title says, I'm looking to see if anyone has a Razorock Game Changer .84 straight bar they are willing to part with. If so, shoot me a message.
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    EDC Flashlight

    I'm asking this question here because I know that a lot of guys who CCW also carry a flashlight. A few years ago I bought my first "real" flashlight. It is a 300 lumen, aluminum body with a tail switch. I discovered that I like having a real flashlight but found some things that I don't like...
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    Sasieni Fantail

    This morning, I was gifted something very special. A friend of mine gifted me a small Sasieni Fantail (small apple, sandblast). It is a such a cool pipe as I have wanted a Sasieni for some time. I don't know much about this pipe and I'm trying to do some research. Can anyone tell me...
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    Need some recommendations

    Lately I have been searching for a good lemon scented soap (not super sweet, but sour lemon). I looked at Stirling, but their lemon soap has menthol (not a fan of menthol). Does anyone know of a good lemon scented soap that doesn't have menthol?
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    New Convert

    I have a young man that I mentor. He was recently complaining about shave bump and irritation and asked me how did I avoid such. I explained traditional shaving to him and explained to him why I think for me it was much better. He paid me a visit the other day and expressed an interest in...
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    Followed me home!

    I was sitting in my local shop, just minding my own business. The manager who sold me my first meerschaum decided to tease me with this: It's an SMS meerschaum and the carving is gorgeous! Just lit up the first bowl of Oak Park. I have been smoking my meerschaums so much that I have...
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    WTB Stand for Timeless Bronze

    I'm looking for the inkwell stand for my Timeless Bronze. I should have ordered one when I bought the razor but was too cheap. If anyone has one they are willing to part with, let me know.
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    First Meerschaum

    I was going to wait a while before buying this but walked out of the local smoking hole with it. It's a Ismet Bekler made for CAO. It came from the collection of a local collector. It was sold as used. The previous owner smoked it once (using a smoking bowl). The only indication that it is a...
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    Pretty close to buying my first meerschaum

    Was in my local smoking hole the other day, when the manager brought out a nice Ismet-Bekler meerschaum for a really good price. Right now I have about 6 pipes, but they are all briars. Been toying with buying a meerschaum but never really been this close. What (other than the coloring) is...
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    I just might be a convert

    I started my wet-shaving journey in 2011. Since that time I have been bowl lathering exclusively. I had always read about face lathering but never had any interest in it (mainly because it was not the way I lathered. This evening I was watching a vid on face lathering and something made me...
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    Carrying a reload

    For those of you who carry a reload (magazine, speed strip, speed loader, etc), how do you carry? When carrying a pistol, I carry the spare mag on my weak side and when carrying a revolver, I carry the reload on my strong side (I shift hands to reload when carrying a revolver). I have been...
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    New Kimber Micro 9

    Just got back from the local gun store picking up my Micro 9 (Woodland Night). I was not expecting it for another week or so but was doing some work when I got the call. I dropped what I was doing and sped to the LGS. The first impression is that this is a solid gun. According to the paperwork...
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    Car buying time!

    I'm in the market for a "personal car". Not something for the family, but something just for me to enjoy. I have been driving my current "personal car" since 1997 and it's time to upgrade. I'm not planning on brand new, but something about 4 years old with fairly low mileage and good...
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    A Good Morning (or what is your morning smoke)

    Woke up this morning and it was cold and rainy outside. I walked into my man cave, turned on the TV (old episodes of M.A.S.H) were playing. I fixed me a cup of coffee and a packed a bowl of Early Morning Pipe. I think it's going to be a good day.
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