04-29-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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This might be an interesting topic..secrets of increasing the time in the Cave...away from SWMBO and family. Only us RAD addicts can find ways to properly heat the water,prepare the brush,select the proper implements,prepare these implements,prepare the soap,the face,the blade,the razor,the hot cloth...drag out the shave for maximum time and the in reverse prepare the face,clean the sink,put away the razor and brush etc,etc,etc.....tell us your secrets and like in Las Vegas they will remain only with us. SWMBO will never know how we do it...stretching a 3 minute procedure into an hour or more....Tell us ..we must stick together on this...Spa Experience !!!!!!!

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 04-29-2012, 10:35 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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1. Bring scuttle and brush mug to kitchen and fill with hot water.

2. Let these set for about 15-20 minutes while I have some coffee.

3. Empty and refill both with hot water and head to the Nook.

4. Wash face with hot water using Musgo Real Glyce Lime soap.

5. Take brush and let it naturally drip for a few seconds.

6. Apply brush to given soap and swirl for about 30-45 seconds.

7. Pour hot water from mug into scuttle for dipping.

8. Build lather on face and dip brush in hot water as needed.

9. First pass WTG. Light rinse.

10. Relather dipping as necessary.

11. Second pass XTG. Light rinse.

12. Relather dipping as necessary.

13. Third pass ATG. It's now BBS.

14. Rinse face with hot water.

15. Clean the razor, dry, and put in mug.

16. Clean brush, gentle shake, then hang to dry.

17. Empty scuttle and dry.

18. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry.

19. Apply after shave of choice.

20. Police the area.

This all takes between 20-25 minutes. The wife never knows as she is sleeping during this time.

Then it's off to the computer to check in on TSN.

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 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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Why do I love this question so much!? ROTFLMAO!

A plethora of products and hardware could add quite a bit of time to the selection process. That also supports increased ADs of many types. That's not a bad thing.

Don't forget to keep detailed records of what you did to make a great shave. That can take as much time as you want. And you need to report your SOTD right after the shave right (nod your head yes) that means doing it in the shave cave.

Don't forget to install a good lock on the cave too, and a really stout door. They can knock and smash, and still not get in.

Lastly, take Rogaine? Will it increase hair producton? Then there is Latisse (sp?). It increases the length of eyelashes for women. Will it help shavers by increasing the growth rate of the whiskers? Maybe you can do the shave cave routine 2x a day instead of just once. Check with your Dr.

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 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Well for one, fondling my brushes requires and takes time... Wink

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 04-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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(04-29-2012, 01:39 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Well for one, fondling my brushes requires and takes time... Wink

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 04-29-2012, 02:20 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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(04-29-2012, 01:39 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Well for one, fondling my brushes requires and takes time... Wink

I do all my fondling at night.Biggrin

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 04-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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I posted the following on another thread; "A new personal best": When time is limited the best I've been able to do is about 10 minutes for the shave and prep, soaking the brush and beard for several minutes, lather and shave. I don't use aftershave, just wipe the lather off with a damp wash cloth and I'm done!

Normally my total time is 20-30 minutes, which includes soaking my brush for 10-15 minutes, 2-3 passes for a DFS, and cleaning up and wiping down the razor, brush, bowl and sink counter, etc.

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 04-29-2012, 08:47 PM
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Johnny, your itinerary reads like a police detective's criminal clue list!

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 04-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-29-2012, 08:47 PM)celestino Wrote: Johnny, your itinerary reads like a police detective's criminal clue list!

After I wrote all of that down I thought to myself, darn, I do all that just to shave. I've been doing it so long it is all just second nature to me. It is a very relaxing 20-30 minutes.

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 05-25-2012, 10:36 AM
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  • wlmcad
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(04-29-2012, 08:53 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-29-2012, 08:47 PM)celestino Wrote: Johnny, your itinerary reads like a police detective's criminal clue list!

After I wrote all of that down I thought to myself, darn, I do all that just to shave. I've been doing it so long it is all just second nature to me. It is a very relaxing 20-30 minutes.

Do you use a list for everything?

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