04-18-2013, 06:18 PM
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  • ojinsa
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I've seen some great dens around here, so I thought I would try and set one up for myself. I don't yet have a space figured out for frags, soaps or straight razors, but here's the beginning of my den.

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 04-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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  • Harvey
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Very nice collection...look like solid razor holders...clever idea.

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 04-18-2013, 06:48 PM
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Very nice den with some beautiful brushes.

Thanks for sharing, Oscar!

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 04-18-2013, 06:50 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Thanks fellas! I like some of the ideas I see on here and next task is to figure out where to put soaps...

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 04-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Brother can you spare a Morris and Fondran?Biggrin Just kidding, but you typify the caliber of wetshaver at TSN. To me a simple den is a tweezerman, tech , and VDH not $3000 of brushes. lol Needless to say , great den.Clap

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 04-18-2013, 06:57 PM
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  • tgutc
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Very nice! I'm jealous of your brush collection.

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 04-18-2013, 07:02 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Trust me, SWMBO takes an inventory of brushes and if she sees more one day to the next, Katie bar the door...

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 04-18-2013, 10:54 PM
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  • Johnny
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Oscar, very nice set up. My wife counts after shave bottles on the shelf. I hide over half of my brushes.

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 04-19-2013, 01:49 AM
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  • jfmii
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Great den . I like your razor stands.

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 04-19-2013, 08:43 AM
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  • CRAusmus
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Love the razor stands. Where did you get them?

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 04-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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It may be "Simple Den"....... but that is a wonderful display you certainly have an eye and a great selection of Brushes & Razors Enjoy.

Charles U.K

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 04-19-2013, 09:12 AM
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(04-18-2013, 07:02 PM)ojinsa Wrote: Trust me, SWMBO takes an inventory of brushes and if she sees more one day to the next, Katie bar the door...

SWMBO doesn't bother me (much) about shave gear and I don't bother her (at all) about scrapbooking/shoes/jewelry/hair do's/etc. Cool

~Frank

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 04-19-2013, 10:05 AM
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  • ojinsa
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(04-19-2013, 08:43 AM)CRAusmus Wrote: Love the razor stands. Where did you get them?

I got them at the Container Store (my wife is an organizer...). They're oak toothbrush stands and they're pretty hefty.

(04-18-2013, 10:54 PM)Johnny Wrote: Oscar, very nice set up. My wife counts after shave bottles on the shelf. I hide over half of my brushes.

Ha, Johnny it sounds like you and I have read from the same play book. I keep my NIB "backups" in my jacket closet. It's an elaborate dance we do - they're hidden, openly, in an obvious spot, and my wife doesn't look out of fear it would provoke a "spirited discussion"....

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 04-19-2013, 06:17 PM
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Might hafta check the container store. Thanks for the idea!

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 04-22-2013, 02:20 AM
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  • ben74
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Wonderful set up Oscar.
Similar scenario with my wife, it's not in her face she doesn't go searching or ask questions...

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 04-22-2013, 04:11 AM
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  • Snuff
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If that's the beginning of your den then I want to see pictures when it's finished, very nice!

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 04-22-2013, 05:12 AM
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I am rarely politically correct, but I'll do my best as I am truly curious...

I can understand owning 2 brushes....maybe even 3 if one is a travel brush. But why do people collect so many brushes (and razors as well)?

I understand the RAD bug, but I don't understood the collection bug. I have bought several razors, but I only kept a couple I will use.

Why keep thousands of dollars tied up in razors, brushes, etc. instead of keeping what you only really need?

And, yes, it is a pretty collection.

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 04-22-2013, 07:00 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Thanks for the kind words y'all!

(04-22-2013, 05:12 AM)lamewing Wrote: I am rarely politically correct, but I'll do my best as I am truly curious...

I can understand owning 2 brushes....maybe even 3 if one is a travel brush. But why do people collect so many brushes (and razors as well)?

I understand the RAD bug, but I don't understood the collection bug. I have bought several razors, but I only kept a couple I will use.

Why keep thousands of dollars tied up in razors, brushes, etc. instead of keeping what you only really need?

And, yes, it is a pretty collection.

I don't think you need to censor yourself with this question. It's actually a good, and valid question, and the reason why, for me, is because I like collecting and using the gear. I like the differences, subtle or obvious, in the gear, as well as the nuances and work that goes in to each item. It's really that simple.

I suppose if I were to dig a bit deeper as to why I like to collect it, I think it has to do with the fact that there are some things that have piqued my interest due to their rarity, or condition given their old age (I have some straight razors that are nearly 200 years old and shave as well as they did before the industrial revolution), or there are some things that are just too shiny and pretty to ignore and thus I must get it, or the hype is just too much to bear so I break down and get the hyped product. My collection did not start out as a a collection, nor did I even intend to have a collection, but over time, I would receive gifts from loved ones or I would buy a new razor, or a new brush, or soap,etc., as I learned more about my own tastes.

The above said, there are times that I find myself feeling a bit sheepish for buying these things, or even getting mad at the lack of availability of this or that razor or brush, but then I come back to the same spot as before of really enjoying the collection and using the products. I agree, there is merit to the idea of keeping only what you need, and it may be a bit decadent to have many items that go unused and keep just because I like the nuanced difference between razors or brushes, but I do like it and thus it follows. Perhaps I will start selling off some of my stuff once I find that one special combination of brush, soap and razor and will no longer appreciate the nuanced differences of the gear and instead become annoyed with them, but until that date, I'll enjoy the pursuit.

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 04-22-2013, 10:29 AM
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Okay. Thanks for the info.

Now, the differences in the razors I understand. Regarding brushes, I see the difference between a boar/badger/ horse. But in each catagory, once you hit a certain level of quality can you tell the difference between a $50.00 badger and a $300 badger brush?

I am not willing to go down THAT path after suffering from a bad case of RAD.

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 07-16-2013, 03:53 PM
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  • geezer
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I am late but I really like the set-up you have. Simple and compact.
~Richard

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