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  1. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    It's relatively early on a Sunday, in my neck of the woods, so I thought I'd remind everyone that Micromatic Monday Approaches!!! Truth be told, I don't think my reminders are all that necessary, we have a good number of GEM/ASR Razor devotees and you guys show up rain or shine, and with some...
  2. Flintstone65

    potential Gem Featherweight issue

    Thank you @ouchyfoot and @Ron R -- I've got little to no experience with these type of repairs.
  3. Flintstone65

    Modified Personna Gem blade in an Enders Speed razor

    First time I've come across this. Very interesting, and I can't say I won't give it a try some day, but I have to say that the modern injector blades edge out the GEM blades for me in terms of my shaving preference. Still, that's quite creative....thanks for sharing!
  4. Flintstone65

    potential Gem Featherweight issue

    I will add that sometimes I've put the blade in and it wasn't completely blocked by the blade stops (the two little pieces of the metal that catch the blade and keep it from going forward), and I've just had to make sure the blade is seated flat before closing the lid. Or it is possible that...
  5. Flintstone65

    potential Gem Featherweight issue

    I'm having a hard time seeing your Featherweight really well in that pic -- any chance you can take another shot? What I'm looking for is a picture of the top (looking down) on the head of the closed razor. From this shot, the tab in the back looks different to me. I've got several FW's and...
  6. Flintstone65

    Newly acquired Gem Cutlery Co razor..... Any info?

    @4ckb -- great find. you may want to check out this thread: The Association of Lather Catchers (TALC), I've booked mark where I shaved with mine (which I think is identical to yours) and I've posted a little history. I'm on the run today, but I'll try to make a point of coming back to this...
  7. Flintstone65

    Help with ID of first injector razor

    Congrats @abershaver on your 1st injector. If you're a researcher and looking for more info on your razor, here are a few B&B threads I would check out: Schick Type I and J Injectors for Dummies -- an excellent resource! Society of Injector Shavers -- a great hangout for Injector Shavers And...
  8. Flintstone65

    I’m not embarrassed to say,

    Oh wow, I envy your journey -- having done a similar one. Now that you've got some great blades, it'll be great to hear how you like your various SE's.
  9. Flintstone65

    1937 Gillette Sheraton

    I'm just going to +1 on @Hannah's Dad's comments. I find my Sheraton very smooth, and that is relative to my Super Speeds. And I also don't find a razor's efficiency or aggression to be overly correlated with whether it has an open comb or safety bar.
  10. Flintstone65

    I’m not embarrassed to say,

    Okay @mycarver, now I'm confused. I thought those 3 razors you showed were your first/only 3 SE razors....clearly I was mistaken. Very nice collection. Got a favorite?
  11. Flintstone65

    I’m not embarrassed to say,

    Yep, there are a LOT of DE shavers that try SE and then never look back. I still use my DE's from time to time; but if I were forced to choose a razor, it would likely be one of the ones you have....or a Micromatic....or an injector...okay, it would DEFINITELY be an SE. Congrats on 3 great...
  12. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    I'm not sure. It was acting up a little before the super-cold weather, and now it's really acting wonky. Seems to work sometimes, but you can't be sure if you have endless hot water, or hot water for 30 seconds. The plumber, who is a super nice guy and is currently without power and unable to...
  13. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    After a brief but seemingly productive conversation with the tankless water heater manufacturer tech support, I took a victory lap with a lonnnnng hot shower and a slow Micromatic shave. The shower and shave went well, but tonight I turned on the hot water tap to show my loving but not...
  14. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    I'm likely not going to get a shave today, Louisiana is having to deal with weather that wouldn't make a northerly part of the world even take notice; but it has us shut down for today and probably tomorrow. The temps went into the teens, the streets are iced over and we won't get out of the...
  15. Flintstone65

    TOO close a shave?

    Lots of great comments and advice....I will say that if I attempt to go "across the grain" on my lower neck or lip, then I will can end up with enough tiny bleeders that make me look like I contracted measles. For me, I stay with WTG and XTG on the lip, and mostly WTG on my neck. Just a thought.
  16. Flintstone65

    TOO close a shave?

    How many passes are you doing? And what kind of passes (i.e., With the Grain, Across the Grain, Against the Grain)?
  17. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and for the fellowship in shaving....it means more than you can imagine. My GEMonday was on the later side (it's almost GemTuesday here), but it was worth the wait. I decided on the Gem Junior Bar -- it remains one of my favorites....3 passes plus a...
  18. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    It looks like we're all primed and ready for Micromatic Monday. I've not landed on my Gem yet -- it's between the FeatherWeight and the Gem Jr Bar. I need an easy shaver -- not that there are any difficult shavers in the ASR line -- and I'll confess that I probably won't get a pic posted. I'm...
  19. Flintstone65

    Micromatic Monday

    I went "old school" with the Micromatic Open Comb ("Bumpless")....and it was awesome. The soap was Men's Soap Company Bay Rum, which was lathered with a RazoRock Plissoft Beehive (28mm). It was truly a nice 3-pass shave and my face thanked me for it. On the shave previous to this one, I had...
  20. Flintstone65

    Double PIF; Single Edge

    Not in....but well done, my friend!!! A couple of lucky shavers are going to get introduced to some great shaves!!!
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