04-04-2012, 04:07 PM
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I have been looking for some sort of ceramic or pewter container to spammy brush in before a shave. I have a scuttle but would like something for days I don't use a scuttle to lather and just need to Pre-soak my brush. Any suggestions?

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 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM
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  • Harvey
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Any small icecream dish or even a candy dish..heat up in hot water of sink and either leave in water or place on sink..really no big deal to whip up lather in it as well...sometimes we overkill simplicity..almost anything will work.

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 04-04-2012, 04:34 PM
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  • Teiste
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I will get one of those ceramic white bowls use to serve appetizers.I found some at BB&B for a dollar and I used them for shaving soap containers as well as for making lather.

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 04-04-2012, 09:36 PM
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  • Johnny
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As for as just soaking a brush, hard to beat a small coffee cup.

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 04-04-2012, 09:40 PM
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A Old Spice mug works great for soaking a brush about a 1/2 inch from the handle.

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 04-05-2012, 12:28 AM
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I use a plastic toothbrush beaker to soak the brush but once the lather has been created in my 'scuttle' it sits in there.
regards, beejay

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 04-05-2012, 03:06 AM
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  • Leon
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Just be careful not to use very hot water and avoid it from reaching the knot base.

What I use is a small tin bowl that I fill with warm water.

Then, I pick my brush support and place it underneath the bowl. This way, the top of the support stays above the bowl. When I place the brush into the bowl, the top of the support will prevent the brush from falling to the sides and keep it at a near 180 degrees.

I know, a pic would be better. I'll see if I'll take care of it.

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 04-05-2012, 03:23 AM
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i use the bowl that came with the cvs vdh deluxe kit...

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 04-05-2012, 07:21 AM
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  • slantman
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You can also go the Dirty Bird pottery and order a two piece brush scuttle.
They work very nicely.

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 04-05-2012, 07:23 AM
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  • Songwind
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I have a tumbler that I grabbed from the cabinet. It's just about the perfect size, small enough to be unobtrusive, but tall enough to soak my Omega Pro 49.

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 04-05-2012, 07:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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I use a shot glass to soak my Wee Scot.

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 04-05-2012, 07:47 AM
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(04-05-2012, 03:06 AM)Leon Wrote: Just be careful not to use very hot water and avoid it from reaching the knot base.

What I use is a small tin bowl that I fill with warm water.

Then, I pick my brush support and place it underneath the bowl. This way, the top of the support stays above the bowl. When I place the brush into the bowl, the top of the support will prevent the brush from falling to the sides and keep it at a near 180 degrees.

I know, a pic would be better. I'll see if I'll take care of it.

Here's what I mentioned earlier:

[Image: sam1423h.jpg]

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 04-05-2012, 07:54 AM
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  • Johnny
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Bruno, that's a great idea.

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 04-06-2012, 08:35 PM
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This doesn't always work perfectly, but what I generally do is fill my sink with just enough water for it to reach halfway up the bristles of whatever brush I plan to shave with. I lean the brush up against the back of the sink and let it soak while I shower.

This doesn't always work well with brushes with light handles. For example, with my plastic-handled Omega 10066, sometimes the light weight of the brush causes it to float up a bit and fall into the water while I'm showering. With heavier brushes, this has never been a problem.

`Course, it's really easy to just get a small mug and use that instead. My mugs seem to have a way of getting occupied by soap pucks though. :-)

- Mark

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 04-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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  • Teiste
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(04-05-2012, 07:47 AM)Leon Wrote:
(04-05-2012, 03:06 AM)Leon Wrote: Just be careful not to use very hot water and avoid it from reaching the knot base.

What I use is a small tin bowl that I fill with warm water.

Then, I pick my brush support and place it underneath the bowl. This way, the top of the support stays above the bowl. When I place the brush into the bowl, the top of the support will prevent the brush from falling to the sides and keep it at a near 180 degrees.

I know, a pic would be better. I'll see if I'll take care of it.

Here's what I mentioned earlier:

[Image: sam1423h.jpg]

An image is better than a 1000 words.Thanks Leon!

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 04-07-2012, 03:13 AM
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(04-06-2012, 08:35 PM)markewallace Wrote: This doesn't always work perfectly, but what I generally do is fill my sink with just enough water for it to reach halfway up the bristles of whatever brush I plan to shave with. I lean the brush up against the back of the sink and let it soak while I shower.

This doesn't always work well with brushes with light handles. For example, with my plastic-handled Omega 10066, sometimes the light weight of the brush causes it to float up a bit and fall into the water while I'm showering. With heavier brushes, this has never been a problem.

`Course, it's really easy to just get a small mug and use that instead. My mugs seem to have a way of getting occupied by soap pucks though. :-)

- Mark

You must not be drinking enoug coffee then. I'm with Johnny here. A simple regular old run of the mill coffee mug works perfectly!

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 04-13-2012, 10:55 AM
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I just use a latte mug (also used as a bowl for lathering). Sometimes the brush falls in, but that's rare and I haven't seen any adverse effects.

Sometimes it's easy to over-think these things.

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 04-13-2012, 01:04 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Coffee mug.
I don't worry about getting the whole brush wet, handle and all. Never had any problems--I shake the crap out of it when I'm done and let it air out for days.

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 04-13-2012, 04:55 PM
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i have been using an original Old Spice mug. Seems to be working fine. Using it for sentimental reasons, only, but any small, thin, mug would work.

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 04-13-2012, 06:03 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-07-2012, 03:13 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'm with Johnny here. A simple regular old run of the mill coffee mug works perfectly!

Well, not just any old run of the mill cup. If anyone on this forum was in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and early 90's will know this place. Was some of the best barbeque every back in its day. At one time they had curb service with car hops on roller skates.

   

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