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The Shaving Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Certaindeaf, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yea, it sucks. Might as well yap about our plight in the world.
    I have a medium growth rate and choose to not look like a duck-commander or terrorist. Plus, if I shave, them girls might notice the rare upturned mouth corner I occasionally grant deserving souls.
    When it comes to shaving cream/soap, I've found myself happy with Proraso.. a half-pea size offering, rubbed into your cleaned and prepared stubble works very well.

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    I've been fairly happy with like a fifty pack (Costco) of Gillette Custom Plus Pivots.. a simple double blade disposable with a lube pad.

    If somehow I've been out for a good while or something and have quite a moss patch, I'll lay a straight razor to my face instead of diddling around.

    Back in the day, I used those double sided "safety" razors and hear that some really swear by the new blades now.

    Anyway, this is the shaving thread.
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of the old style double-sided safety razors but find less work using my new style quattro razor, as I can shave without a mirror using it. I have tried fancy shave balms & just use
    soap or some cheap shave cream now, as I am not trying to impress, just get the unshaven bum look gone.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Never heard of such a thing, shaving, is this some new euphemism term the kids use. Please explain what a razor is exactly and what you do with it.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I profanely HATED shaving my chin in the military, so it's been hairy since the morning I retired - last century.

    Now I sport a trimmed goatee and moustache, keeping my cheeks and neck neat, which I shave maybe 3 times a week to spare my younger GF the decidedly scrotal Yasser Arafat look.

    She got me a cheap 8" diameter mirror to hang in the shower on suction cups. After a few minutes of washing hair, face, etc., just about any free (sample-in-the-mail) razor will mow through even the heaviest foliage. Takes maybe 30 seconds without bifocals. Wish I had that little shower mirror back when I worked for Uncle Sam.
     
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  6. Velillen

    Velillen Port Orchard, WA Member

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    Love my double edge razor. Gives way smoother and better feeling shaves than any disposable I've ever used. Nice thing is I can go a week, get ny thick stubble, and still use it and not have it clogged up with hair. Razors are cheap too.

    The shaving cream is nice and warm which is awesome using the boar brush.
     
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  7. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I have been shaving Two Thirds of my life, I have Never shaved with a THREAD, what ~is~ a Shaving Thread, how is it sharpened ????

    In the Army, I sewed my name tages on, and Birgade Patch, etc. I used Sewing Thread. Is Sewing Thread anything like Shaving Thread?

    Please help me understand...

    philip, he shaves from the Back of his neck, to the top of his Forehead, and from his Adams Apple, to under his Nose, all around the ears.... But it is all by touch, and in the shower.... :)
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  9. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I did not know that.
    I used to use it when I bladed. It was like cocaine for the face. LOL
     
  11. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I use a 12" Bowie knife on my face. Det cord for manscaping my man parts.
     
  12. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thats one UGLY chick with that mustache!
     
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  13. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting for the burma shave ads............................
     
  15. DeadEyeMcGoo

    DeadEyeMcGoo Seattle Active Member

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    I recently changed my shaving routine and love the results. I gave up my 5 blade razor because of the cost and the fact that my Dad always looked fine with just a single blade. I'm back to a double blade at less than half the cost and feel I get a better shave.

    I also gave up shaving cream for this: Shave Secret Shaving Oil, 0.63 fl oz: Shaving : Walmart.com

    Shave Secret is amazing and goes a long ways. I've got enough stored away that I may not have to shop again for years.
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oh Philip. Some women in some far lands would historically use thread (as an epilator) to twist out/pull unwanted hair.
    Also, back in the old days, people would "lave" (I think) their hair.. pretty much just scrape it off with a .. scraper. anyway
     
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  17. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Ahh, Certaindeaf, you's a party pooper, can't a guy have a little fun with out reality getting in his way?

    I mean, if it weren't for reality, I would be having fun, all the time !!!!!

    That's it. I am picking up my marbles, All of them, and going to go home & pout.

    Maybe even hold my breathe until I turn Blue

    Why isn't anybody listening ???? Darn, another wasted post!

    phlip
    In the Boon Docks... Going to sleep now, Certaindeaf just ruined my whole day, and part of the night!!! ;)
     
  18. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been using straight razors for well over a decade now. Both a better shave and you can just touch up the blade on the strop instead of throwing away a disposable or cartridge that costs you a couple bucks each.

    My latest project straight razor - picked it up for $6 at one of the local antique stores. It is an early 1920's Western Cutlery CO blade from Boulder, CO. This particular model is a no frills blade offered from 1921 to 1924 near as I can tell.
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    same blade after a few hours of work. It needs more work yet but it will soon be just like new and put to good use in the rotation.
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  19. lazerblazer

    lazerblazer Portland Active Member

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  20. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I always wanted to try a straight razor.

    Is it hard to learn how without nicking the heck out of yo face?