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    From Cartridge and can to Straight

    So after showing off my razors and the scales I made for them, my father prompted me with "oooh I want one." So I decided I would use him as motivation (and a valid excuse with the mrs.) to finish my GD Mod by fathers day. However, he is going from disposable cartridges and shaving gel in a can...
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    Straightening pin material

    I ordered some nickel silver rod off ebay and I was kind of worried this might happen given the nature of things, but the rod is a little wavy. I feel bad because the first package got lost for a few days so the guy volunteered to send a replacement (then showed up and he sent brass the first...
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    How not to make (wooden) scales

    I'm not sure anyone else would have the same issues I did, but maybe it will at least give some people a chuckle reading about my blunders. So I recently got into SR shaving, I bought a Gold Dollar 300 shave ready off Etsy which I like pretty well, other than the cheap plastic scales. I got two...
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    Simplest wood scale finish/sealer

    What is the simplest way to seal pores and finish a wood scale? I started making a set and since I have more time in front of a computer than I have access to actually working on things, I started reading and reading. I feel like I've made matters worse for myself. I already "ruined" the first...
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    Sample Variety Pack?

    I know there are plenty of threads on samples, and I know a lot of the websites sell them, I've been to a few and looked thru. What I'm failing to see is a kit or sampler that contains samples from different manufacturers. A friend of mine told me that's how he found one he liked. He said he...
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    Future Novice GD Mod Competition questions

    So I posted this under the newbie check in, and was suggested to post it here, so lets try again.. Hello, I've been wanting to get into straight razor shaving for a while now and subsequently have visited these forums off and on for at least a year. What frequently draws me in are the gold...
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    bpm5cm's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    What is your real name? Brian Murphy What are your nicknames/aliases? bpm5cm Where do you live? Charlottesville What is your age (or) generation? 27 What are you in the real world? Lab Technician/Engineer What is your favorite shave setup? Right now I'm working with...
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    Future Novice GD Mod questions

    Hello, I've been wanting to get into straight razor shaving for a while now and subsequently have visited these forums off and on for at least a year. What frequently draws me in are the gold dollar mods and the competition with it. I finally bought my first razor and ended up buying a shave...
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