01-07-2014, 06:25 PM
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So I recently made a soap purchase and was pleased with the shave stick, to my surprise the BWITW had ordered me a tube of the cream also! so I have tried both and like both, but the stick just didn't do it for me and the cream just isn't my style either (I like hard soaps and croaps) so I milled it and added the crème to it yes the whole tube...im gonna give it time to stiffen up then give it a go. I have read that the cream turns to a croap of sorts when allowed to breathe in a bowl after a few weeks, and also that the stick goes great in a bowl if milled so I sais to my self "self lets try making a croap with this stuff" and here we go either way it will get used so no loss! I will post results later...

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 01-07-2014, 06:27 PM
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Interesting... Got pics?

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 01-07-2014, 06:36 PM
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(01-07-2014, 06:27 PM)beartrap Wrote: Interesting... Got pics?
Facepalm Doah!! no pix but will post some after it sets up some how's that?

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 01-07-2014, 06:46 PM
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Sanch your fearless!! Cool

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 01-07-2014, 06:51 PM
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(01-07-2014, 06:46 PM)Triad Wrote: Sanch your fearless!! Cool
LOLBiggrin that's funny I just wanted a comfortable medium hope it works I'm sure some one has tried it....

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 01-07-2014, 09:04 PM
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I think it's an interesting experiment. Keep us in the loop!

I'm betting it will work just fine; the soap stealing water from the cream, the cream giving it up, and you getting the croap you want.

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 01-07-2014, 09:13 PM
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Great idea.

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 01-08-2014, 08:31 AM
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Interesting. I never thought about doing this. I do grate my Speick sticks and turn them in to a puck. Makes a great lather.

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 01-08-2014, 09:33 AM
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I've had luck turning a cream into a "croap" (emptied a tube of Proraso red into a tub (this was before the tubs of Proraso red soap were readily available)), just letting it air out over a couple of weeks. I don't see why this wouldn't yield good results. Interesting experiment!

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 01-08-2014, 02:45 PM
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(01-08-2014, 09:33 AM)sethleupagus Wrote: I've had luck turning a cream into a "croap" (emptied a tube of Proraso red into a tub (this was before the tubs of Proraso red soap were readily available)), just letting it air out over a couple of weeks. I don't see why this wouldn't yield good results. Interesting experiment!
so far it looks really good about the same consistency as my RazorRock products perfect IMHO. gonna test the lather later as i'm stalking the mail man now waiting on my new razor so I get to test 2 things out!

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 01-08-2014, 04:43 PM
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OK so here is the update with photos! I love the combo the consistency is perfect!
I used one new Speick shave stick (milled/grated) pluse one tube also new (yes the whole tube)
The color is a flesh tone and it is the only thing that I found that I didn't care for, and so was the lather on the loaded brush BUT after adding water in my lather bowl it turned pure white. so here is a pic of it in my $2 sugar bowl.
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and here is a pic of it loaded on the brush 30-40 second load time on a WD synth.
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and finally a shot of the lather which was great just like Speick shave stick but in a CROAP still all the great qualities but the way I like it in a CROAP! Also the ShaveCraft 101 is a great razor no gripes at all 3 pass the 3rd was minor clean up on my neck. and BBS!!
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 01-09-2014, 06:36 AM
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How did you mix the grated stick and the cream together? Just by hand or did you stir it with something?

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 01-09-2014, 08:57 AM
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(01-09-2014, 06:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: How did you mix the grated stick and the cream together? Just by hand or did you stir it with something?

Mixed by hand with plastic spoon.

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 01-09-2014, 09:31 AM
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Well, I will have to try this someday. I like both products.

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 01-09-2014, 10:42 AM
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The Speick Men Active bowl is more of a croap. It's much softer than the stick. I haven't used it yet though since I'm trying to finish off some other products, so I can't comment on the performance.

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 01-09-2014, 11:23 AM
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I tried the Speick Men Active product line but did not care for them. I prefer the original Speick.

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 01-09-2014, 12:24 PM
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(01-09-2014, 11:23 AM)Johnny Wrote: I tried the Speick Men Active product line but did not care for them. I prefer the original Speick.

Was it the scent or performance of the Active line that you didn't like? I think I actually prefer the more citrusy Active scent to that of the original Speick.

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 01-09-2014, 12:41 PM
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(01-09-2014, 12:24 PM)taborcarn Wrote:
(01-09-2014, 11:23 AM)Johnny Wrote: I tried the Speick Men Active product line but did not care for them. I prefer the original Speick.

Was it the scent or performance of the Active line that you didn't like? I think I actually prefer the more citrusy Active scent to that of the original Speick.

I think it might have been a little bit of both. Something in the formulation gave me slight irritation.

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