04-01-2012, 05:22 AM
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  • daccpa
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Has anyone tried making a WMF shave stick. I am probably going to attempt it in the near future. I have the plastic stick tubes and have achieved good results with Vitos and some other soft soaps. I know I get great results loading MWF from the tub and straight to my face but I also notice that unused MWF often shrinks and cracks in the bowl. Do you think this characteristic might make it unsuitable for stick form? Would love to hear from someone who has already done it.

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 04-01-2012, 05:52 AM
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I just prefer to rub the puck on my face...works great and I like the ceramic dish on the sink.

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 04-01-2012, 06:17 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Somewhere on this forum is a video made by (I think) our own Teiste, showing how to do this.

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 04-01-2012, 06:24 AM
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  • Sully
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I have a MWF shaving stick, I didn't have any problems with it.

Or maybe I should say I didn't have any problems until we got a new water tower and a new water heater. Now MWF doesn't work for me at my house.

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 04-01-2012, 06:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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(04-01-2012, 06:24 AM)Sully Wrote: I have a MWF shaving stick, I didn't have any problems with it.

Or maybe I should say I didn't have any problems until we got a new water tower and a new water heater. Now MWF doesn't work for me at my house.

Well then, it's time to move, for the sake of shaving.Biggrin

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 04-01-2012, 06:32 AM
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  • Sully
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(04-01-2012, 06:27 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-01-2012, 06:24 AM)Sully Wrote: I have a MWF shaving stick, I didn't have any problems with it.

Or maybe I should say I didn't have any problems until we got a new water tower and a new water heater. Now MWF doesn't work for me at my house.

Well then, it's time to move, for the sake of shaving.Biggrin

Smile

Fortunately I have a small collection of excellent shaving soaps that work with my new and improved water tower and water heater Smile

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 04-01-2012, 06:33 AM
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When my puck broke through the center I dried the doughnut out for a few days and converted it into a stick, and it works great.

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 04-01-2012, 10:31 AM
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  • Teiste
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I made this thread,but Im having problems with Photobucket,and right now the pics are not available : http://shavenook.com/thread-how-to-make-a-shavestick

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 04-01-2012, 10:32 AM
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  • daccpa
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Thanks for all the tips guys. I'm off to look for that video.

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 04-01-2012, 02:07 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-01-2012, 10:32 AM)daccpa Wrote: Thanks for all the tips guys. I'm off to look for that video.

Well daccpa, it's actually not a video but the link Teiste listed above, where his pictures are not working right now.

Somewhere, and it may not be here, there is a video someone made about this. If I can locate it, I will post it in this thread.

daccpa,

Well, this is not a video, but here is a link showing what one guy does, and within this topic, someone list another link showing what another guy does to make a shave stick. I hope it helps some.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....-Stick-DIY

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 04-01-2012, 02:16 PM
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I had asked the same question a few weeks back and Teiste quickly responded with his photo tutorial of grating the MWF into a tube. He also suggested trying the electric blue, lanolin Wilkinson Sword shave sticks, which I have recently received.

I've tried them once and found them to produce a nice thick lather with a similar face feel to MWF. They have very little scent other than a light soapy smell. I'm not sure if they are of the same quality as MWF, but they are a good product. I'll give them a few more tries and post a review later.

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 04-01-2012, 02:19 PM
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(04-01-2012, 10:31 AM)Teiste Wrote: I made this thread,but Im having problems with Photobucket,and right now the pics are not available : http://shavenook.com/thread-how-to-make-a-shavestick

there are benefits to running your own photo gallery. Biggrin

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 04-03-2012, 08:12 AM
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(04-01-2012, 05:52 AM)slowhand Wrote: I just prefer to rub the puck on my face...works great and I like the ceramic dish on the sink.

This what I do with MWF and all hard soap pucks. I call it face loading.Biggrin

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 04-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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Interesting idea! Good luck. Tieste's pictures are very helpful!

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 03-29-2013, 01:30 PM
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  • MikekiM
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I grated mine up and the pressed it into a clean and dry twist up deodorant container.

Works awesome as a stick.

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