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Gel has never done me, or my razors any harm that I'm aware of and been using it for decades.

ive tried so many different gels, soaps, foams, oils, and some of them definitely seem to dull blades quicker (if only coz they make them harder to clean?). i cant stand the smell and greasy residue of most of that stuff.

 

genuinely, i find the cheapest nastiest foam works the best (homebrand is good brand). or, get this, a very thin film of sorbolene rubbed in with some water. works for me anyway.

 

as for 'after shave balms' and all that jazz. yeah...sure, right after my toner and exfoliating facial scrub and mud mask...

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the amount of money i save with ye olde razor is ridiculous.

 

 

Not having shaved at all for 40 years has saved me even more I reckon.

:P

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the amount of money i save with ye olde razor is ridiculous.

 

 

Not having shaved at all for 40 years has saved me even more I reckon.

:P

 

no beard shampoo/balm to keep it in luxe condition?

:)

 

Gel has never done me, or my razors any harm that I'm aware of and been using it for decades.

 

Then again i used to shave with a combat knife so I may well not be the best judge )

 

Cheers

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Good to read comments on the safety razor. I'll experiment with angle and pressure. I did use King of Shaves oil and gel with the safety razor, but I'll try oil and foam next time.

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:)

 

Never have liked the King of Shaves stuff much, but my kids keep giving it to me :)

 

I didn't shave with a knife out of choice, long story but lost my razor but my knife was om my belt and I hate being unshaven. It got me by for a couple of days until I made it back to civilisation - a story in itself :)

 

Reminds me, need to go shave in the morning, been a couple of days and it gets itchy :)

 

Cheers

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I always experienced pain when shaving with foam or gel, regardless of brand/shaver/technique, but when I use KoS oil, it's just smooth and pain free, even with old cartridges. Two drops of oil does the job, without foam or gel.

 

 

The safety razor is entirely new territory though.

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shaving is masochistic

 

i am probably more handsome with a clean face, but i am hirsute (not on top these days, but anywhere below my eye level is a rug quite quickly)

 

consequently, i have the option of having a passably full beard in a matter of a few weeks, versus looking untidy within a day after a shave... and eventually after a few periods of bare face in my 20's and early 30's, i've had at least a goatee and mostly anywhere from a three day growth trim to a hipster do for over two decades - a man ahead of (actually more like independent of) the trend

 

although i did briefly rock a frank zappa moustache complete with soul patch for a brief period, largely to see hpw many people could identify the style difference between zappa and a porn star

 

edit - i would be hard pressed to get a week's worth of daily scrape out of decent blades - and they are extortionately expensive for the experience

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I only shave once a week, and I only shave with water (and my natural skin oils) and a sharp (fresh, maybe 4 weeks max) gillette fusion.

 

My job lets me get away with it, I'd probably need "product" if I had to shave every day.

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I always experienced pain when shaving with foam or gel, regardless of brand/shaver/technique, but when I use KoS oil, it's just smooth and pain free, even with old cartridges. Two drops of oil does the job, without foam or gel.

 

 

The safety razor is entirely new territory though.

 

you mean the silicon based one? yeah coz i didnt enjoy the hassle of getting that all over my hands i often ended up just spraying it directly on my face and trying to shave fast enough to chase the drips haha — doing it wrong? the shave was really smooth, but the whiskers dont shake off as easily as they could. even when used correctly though, and this is very subjective — ive found that with oils its not long before a blade starts gliding over stuff it should have already cut, so i end up covering the same ground / pushing harder, causing more irritation later. plus, it doesnt sound quite the same...

 

...okay, going super deep now lol :), but you know that sound when the barber is using a cut-throat on the hair at the back of your head? well, i love that sound! and its one of the best cues to getting the action just right, because there absolutely IS a perfect angle with a safety. thinking on it now, thats why really short strokes helped in the beginning. learning that angle at every point, especially over the jaw line. pretty much exactly how you originally learnt to shave, just with less margin for error. with a brand new blade and one day growth, i barely retread the same area with so much as a second stroke (before going back against the grain). this is why its possible for me to wake up and shave dry. if youre prone to irritation a safety might be the answer to your prayers if you can stick with it through the hacking your face to pieces phase.

 

btw, a shout out to .:Cyb3rGlitch:. whose thread was actually a catalyst for me trying ye olde razor.

 

anyway, whilst i dont expect my quirks to be applicable to most, here is a hot tip i urge everyone to try (including scruffy, ya dirty slob :P):

 

Pears soap. yes, the big orange-brown translucent block that smells vaguely (to me) of soldering flux. its just the right amount of greasy — fairly 'thin' and still highly miscible with water. you can use a shaving brush on it and it will lather really well and not disintegrate into sludge. seriously. its awesome. do it. report back. the only reason i dont use it is i shave too often to need it.

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shaving is masochistic

 

i am probably more handsome with a clean face, but i am hirsute (not on top these days, but anywhere below my eye level is a rug quite quickly)

 

consequently, i have the option of having a passably full beard in a matter of a few weeks, versus looking untidy within a day after a shave... and eventually after a few periods of bare face in my 20's and early 30's, i've had at least a goatee and mostly anywhere from a three day growth trim to a hipster do for over two decades - a man ahead of (actually more like independent of) the trend

 

although i did briefly rock a frank zappa moustache complete with soul patch for a brief period, largely to see hpw many people could identify the style difference between zappa and a porn star

 

edit - i would be hard pressed to get a week's worth of daily scrape out of decent blades - and they are extortionately expensive for the experience

Is this why your name is Scruffy?

Lots of words...

 

btw, a shout out to .:Cyb3rGlitch:. whose thread was actually a catalyst for me trying ye olde razor.

 

 

Less words...

Hmmm... I might take a browse through that later, but the quick squiz I had made it look like what I've already discovered myself.

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you mean the silicon based one?

 

Little blue bottle that squirts out a drop or two with one press of the squirter? I always shave in the shower so my face is hot and whiskers softened. I reckon I'd struggle trying to to spray it directly onto my face, heh. Bit oily, you're right. Two seconds with a cake of soap gets it of my handsf, then on to shaving. Shower head spun to jet setting, to fully wash all whiskers out of the blades, otherwise they do indeed get jammed in a cartridge.

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shaving is masochistic

 

i am probably more handsome with a clean face, but i am hirsute (not on top these days, but anywhere below my eye level is a rug quite quickly)

 

consequently, i have the option of having a passably full beard in a matter of a few weeks, versus looking untidy within a day after a shave... and eventually after a few periods of bare face in my 20's and early 30's, i've had at least a goatee and mostly anywhere from a three day growth trim to a hipster do for over two decades - a man ahead of (actually more like independent of) the trend

 

although i did briefly rock a frank zappa moustache complete with soul patch for a brief period, largely to see hpw many people could identify the style difference between zappa and a porn star

 

edit - i would be hard pressed to get a week's worth of daily scrape out of decent blades - and they are extortionately expensive for the experience

Is this why your name is Scruffy

 

 

nah, that was my mum's choice when i was little

 

appropriately reflects my obsessional attention to fashion and style - which is to say... i don't get whelmed by trying to look sharp; i can scrub up very nicely, but the whole idea of narcissism is entirely : meh ! why would i waste precious bodily fluids when i could be doing something i enjoy ?

 

 

i was shabby chic before they even thought of the phrase

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why would i waste precious bodily fluids when i could be doing something i enjoy ?

according to extensive personal experience, these are not mutually exclusive.

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yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.

... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

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yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.

... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

 

:)

 

Yes, I wondered about that and I'm not even a salad eater really. I will confess to having a glass of wine in front of me atm, but the conversation lost me, and I am far from intoxicated, actually I don't really recall the last time that I was, if ever :)

 

Cheers

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yeah, but think of all the unpopulated M class planets.

... Somewhere, I lost my grasp on this conversation. None of you cowboys dropped shrooms in my salad, did you? ;p

 

 

they were probably already there.

 

"The late ethnobotanist Terence McKenna ... hypothesized that mushroom spores possess all of the necessary requirements to travel on space currents....Living spores have been found and collected in every level of earth’s atmosphere. Mushroom spores are electron-dense and can survive in the vacuum of space. Additionally, their outer layer is actually metallic and of a purple hue, which naturally allows the spore to deflect ultraviolet light. And as if all this wasn’t unique enough, the outer shell of the spore is the hardest organic compound to exist in nature".

"Arguing that “spore-producing structures” are what hold the galaxy together, Stamets brings up “panspermia,” the idea that life spread through space because of microbes and living organisms that hitched a ride on meteorites, asteroids, comets, and space debris. Wild as it sounds, it’s actually a real space theory that scientists are currently investigating. They argue that it’s certainly possible that once something like a microbe-infested meteorite makes an impact on a new planet, it can seed life there".

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"panspermia", the idea that life spread through space because of microbes and living organisms that hitched a ride on meteorites, asteroids, comets, and space debris. Wild as it sounds, it’s actually a real space theory that scientists are currently investigating.

Panspermia is an *old* hypothesis (not a theory) which is currently (and has been since proposed) unfalsifiable. And, whilst fungi are one of the oldest forms of life on Earth, they don't seem to be the first, though their soft nature means they don't make good (any?) fossils.

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panspermia is a theory, just not a scientific theory proper :). but thats beside the point, which was to answer your question...albeit obliquely :P

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Back on topic, a pair of inner and a pair of outer tie rod ends for the old farm ute. Front CV joints dropped their balls a little while back so been fitting complete new axles with CVs and inner universal joints. Whilst pulling things apart noticed the upper and lower ball joints on the suspension arms where pretty rooted as well as the tie rod ends, so may as well do the lot whilst under there.

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why would i waste precious bodily fluids when i could be doing something i enjoy ?

according to extensive personal experience, these are not mutually exclusive.

 

This was my thought as well

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Nice, those are just like Expensive! I have a G403 coming from Amazon US to add to the G302 and G300.

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