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    Your hobby(s) ?

    I wonder what beside wet shaving are we interested in ? Biking, hiking, sport shooting, jewelry, wristwatches, cooking, baking - or maybe something completely different ?
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    Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes - alternative mouthpieces

    Anybody knows where to find alternative mouthpieces for those pipes? I dislike the originals. They are too soft.
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    Gillette Toggle - what is the base material

    What is the base material of a Gillette Toggle ? Brass?
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    How to pack a pipe ?

    I know it's difficult to describe, but I'm very curious about how to pack a bowl properly. I smoke different pipes. At work, I smoke 3-4 times on my mini pipes, switching between mine 3 Vauen (1 Pipo and 2 Quix's) and a Savinelli Minuto. At home, I smoke regular pipes. And here comes the "pack"...
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    Cycling does not have to take place indoors

    style="width: 800px" |- | |- style="width: 800px" |- | Many people associate cycling with a fitness activity. The truth is, that cycling is one of the most pleasant ways to enjoy the nature and exercise at the same time. When you arrive to a park, a lake, a river, woods, sea - you don't...
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    Need an advice in restore of a Wilkinson Sword .

    This Wilkinson had a very weak knot, so it "went" of. The question is, if the remaining handle (took some damage after a steam bath) deserves a brand new Muehle synthetic knot ? Please help me with the decision.
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    Boar brush - cut off the bristle

    I have this vintage boar bristle with the original loft of 70mm high :scared: I want to get it down to some human propotions - I don't want to use it for painting my bathroom, only for shaving :a4: So, is it possible to make an even cut off on this monster and how to do it ? :sob:
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    I'm going to repaint the text on some of my brushes .

    ... and I'm thinking that the nail polish could be a choice followed by surface finish with an acetone free nail polish remover. Do you have any experience with that matter ?
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    What do you smoke/chew today ?

    ... so, what is your leaf choice today ? Here it is Stanwell CLASSIC in a Missouri Meerschaum
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    How to polish a transparent handle ?

    How can I polish a transparent brush handle ? Can I use BRASSO ? Is it possible at all ? I'd like to get rid of scratches and keep the transparency, but I'm afraid, that if I use BRASSO or fine Mesh, the handle will be dull. Please help.
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    Falcon pipe plastic washer replacement

    Heated plastics releases vapors, that can bring extra damage to your mouth/lungs. Have anybody succeed to find any metal washers in the same size ?
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    How to color a briar pipe bowl?

    I'd like to make my pipe all black, but the briar is brown. Is it possible to color it black, for example. with some leather / shoe color products without interfering the future taste of the pipe ?
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    How to make a Coconut shaving bowl

    Inspired by another memember, I decided to make my own coconut shaving bowl. It ended up like this: I bought a nice, well formed coconut in a supermarket. The first thing I did, was to empty it from the juice. I did it by making three holes on the top of the coconut. It can be done by some...
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    Omega 466652 Hi-BRUSH series

    Have any of you experienced this brush ? Do you get the value for money ?
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    Vintage Wilkinson Sword

    Hi, do anybody here know these blades ? How old are they ? Can they still be used for shaving ?
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    Can anybody recognize this razor ?

    Hi, sorry for this lousy image quality, but have anybody met this razor ? I'm very curious. It shaves just perfect (especially ATG). It's a bit more aggressive than the Gillette Tech. For now, I'll just want to ask, if anybody here have experienced it. The only thing that is printed on it, is...
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    Orlik - Golden Sliced (Red) smilar

    When I enjoy my pipe (mostly at home), I use this Orlik tobacco I'd like to try any similar brand - because of curiosity and that it's difficult to get when I'm abroad. Do you have any suggestions/recommendations ?
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    What is your favorite Christmas gift this year ?

    Well, tomorrow is THE DAY. Let's see/read which gift are you most pleased with ... - Kind Regards :001_smile Happy New Year and Marry your girl (again?) :001_smile
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    Fatip base plate with Gillette Old Type top plate

    There are two reasons to use the Gillette Old Type cap on a Fatip base plate. You want an aggressive razor and feel, that the Fatip is a little bit to aggressive You can use any standard handles on your FrankenFatip (the screw on most Fatips is not regular and varies) I used a Shark SUPER...
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