01-06-2014, 04:38 PM
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Ok so i'm sure it's been discussed but are the mini scuttles worth the money or "trouble" face latherers chime in please. I've seen DIY, dirty bird, and re purposed gravy warmers...the thickness of the material is what allows the insulating properties so what's the best? I would think ceramic...I found a couple of glasses one for juice and one odd... problem is they are thin...so..?

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 01-06-2014, 07:55 PM
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If you face-lather, there really is no need for a scuttle, in my opinion. If you want to keep your brush/lather warm, there are the Dirty Bird brush scuttles which are quite nice, and the gravy-warmers are quite good for $10. You won't lose much for that amount. However, I just rinse with hot water and then re-lather. No need for a scuttle, really.
Best of luck. Smile

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 01-07-2014, 03:46 AM
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+1 on the Dirty Bird brush scuttle. There's nothing like a warm lather when it's -5 Deg F out…..

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 01-07-2014, 07:45 AM
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Optimally what you want is a thicker-walled outer vessel to capture the heat, and a thinner-walled inner vessel to transmit that heat to the brush & lather.

I'm not 100% sold on the idea of a brush-specific scuttle. You should be able to warm up the lather on your brush w/ a regular scuttle, I would think. It has worked for me using my LadySea scuttle.

I get the idea of the brush scuttle, that the heat would be coming from multiple directions. But I'm not sure how much it would matter at the volumes and times we're talking about.

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 01-07-2014, 07:53 AM
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Julie at Dirty Bird informed me she no longer is making the two piece brush scuttles even so its still listed on her website. Apparently the pieces didn't fit together well enough and other issues.

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 01-07-2014, 02:24 PM
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I've decided to just stay with my current custom FEATS OF CLAY medium scuttle not enough reason for another one just for the brush when I can keep it in there! thanks for the input!

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 01-07-2014, 02:45 PM
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(01-06-2014, 07:55 PM)celestino Wrote: If you face-lather, there really is no need for a scuttle, in my opinion. If you want to keep your brush/lather warm, there are the Dirty Bird brush scuttles which are quite nice, and the gravy-warmers are quite good for $10. You won't lose much for that amount. However, I just rinse with hot water and then re-lather. No need for a scuttle, really.
Best of luck. Smile
+1
But if You like it, do as me ... do it yourself!!! Cool
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 01-07-2014, 05:48 PM
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(01-07-2014, 02:45 PM)ischiapp Wrote:
(01-06-2014, 07:55 PM)celestino Wrote: If you face-lather, there really is no need for a scuttle, in my opinion. If you want to keep your brush/lather warm, there are the Dirty Bird brush scuttles which are quite nice, and the gravy-warmers are quite good for $10. You won't lose much for that amount. However, I just rinse with hot water and then re-lather. No need for a scuttle, really.
Best of luck. Smile
+1
But if You like it, do as me ... do it yourself!!! Cool
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very nice! but where can I get those big chunks of Alum!!

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 01-08-2014, 04:54 AM
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I lather exclusively on my face and I use a small Moss scuttle. I like it for resting my brush in between latherings. It keeps my brush warm no more, but we don't have the hot water in the house cranked up very high.

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 01-14-2014, 08:38 AM
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I picked up this Steve Woodhead (UK) scuttle a while back. It works great with a brush the size of a Wee Scot or an Omega Mighty Midget. However, with anything bigger, it is too small for lathering. I put a Semogue 1438 along side for reference. However, when I bowl or face lather with a larger brush, it makes a nice brush scuttle. I fill the reservoir with hot water and have warm lather for the shave.

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 02-07-2014, 02:03 PM
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(01-07-2014, 07:53 AM)slantman Wrote: Julie at Dirty Bird informed me she no longer is making the two piece brush scuttles even so its still listed on her website. Apparently the pieces didn't fit together well enough and other issues.

I'd just like to clarify, I no longer make 2 piece Original or 1.5 Scuttles as they didn't function very well. The standard Brush Scuttle is still a 2 piece design.

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 02-07-2014, 03:54 PM
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(02-07-2014, 02:03 PM)dirtybirdpotter Wrote:
(01-07-2014, 07:53 AM)slantman Wrote: Julie at Dirty Bird informed me she no longer is making the two piece brush scuttles even so its still listed on her website. Apparently the pieces didn't fit together well enough and other issues.

I'd just like to clarify, I no longer make 2 piece Original or 1.5 Scuttles as they didn't function very well. The standard Brush Scuttle is still a 2 piece design.
The two piece brush scuttle is no longer being made per Julie. The original scuttles still for sale are all one piece.

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 02-08-2014, 01:09 AM
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I received a two piece brush scuttle from Julie a week or two ago. I enjoyed my scuttle, but since I've primarily been face lathering for the past couple of months, I wanted to save space on the counter top with a smaller scuttle. I've been extremely happy with it. Although I use hot tap water for lathering and re-lathering, the brush scuttle seems to do a better job at providing warm lather. Her pottery is also a work of art, and looks a lot nicer than anything I could have jerry-rigged.

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 02-08-2014, 03:58 AM
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(02-07-2014, 03:54 PM)slantman Wrote:
(02-07-2014, 02:03 PM)dirtybirdpotter Wrote:
(01-07-2014, 07:53 AM)slantman Wrote: Julie at Dirty Bird informed me she no longer is making the two piece brush scuttles even so its still listed on her website. Apparently the pieces didn't fit together well enough and other issues.

I'd just like to clarify, I no longer make 2 piece Original or 1.5 Scuttles as they didn't function very well. The standard Brush Scuttle is still a 2 piece design.
The two piece brush scuttle is no longer being made per Julie. The original scuttles still for sale are all one piece.

Jerry, the person you are replying to is Julie from Dirty Bird. She should know what she does and does not make.

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 02-08-2014, 04:43 AM
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Julie quote - I'd just like to clarify, I no longer make 2 piece Original or 1.5 Scuttles as they didn't function very well. The standard Brush Scuttle is still a 2 piece design.

Julie,

Is your current "brush scuttle" a two-piece version of the Travel Scuttle or do you still make the original two-piece Brush Scuttle?

If different than these two, what does your current brush scuttle look like? Please see pictures. Thanks much.

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 02-08-2014, 05:30 AM
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Ed, her current "brush" scuttle is the 2-piece one as shown in your bottom photo.

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 02-08-2014, 05:34 AM
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All I know when I inquired about the bush scuttle(2 piece) I was informed it was no longer being made because of fitting problems.

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 02-08-2014, 03:24 PM
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I face lather exclusively and use a brush scuttle from Julie at Dirty Bird.
It was custom made for 5 people on the Nook - and I love mine, it's 1-piece:

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I think I paid $62 including shipping for mine.

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 02-09-2014, 05:11 AM
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(02-08-2014, 05:30 AM)Johnny Wrote: Ed, her current "brush" scuttle is the 2-piece one as shown in your bottom photo.


Johnny - these are pictures from Julie's site for accuracy - thanks for the confirmation. The bottom two piece is very pretty.

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 02-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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I am going to order one as I seem to be doing more face lathering lately and my counter top could use the extra room.

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