09-17-2014, 06:55 PM
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Just thought I would introduce myself and a few of you may already know me. I'm not new to wet shaving or str8s, been at it for a while. Was introduced to this forum via another member (Attila) during a business transaction.

Being at it for a while (6 years) I do have something to offer as far as experience in shaving with a str8, razor restoration, honing, etc. and some hints and tips to offer those having to start out on the cheap, like I did. I first joined another forum and through them learned the right steps to reach the point I have today, that was after I already did things backwards.

When I first got into this insane hobby/sport I was disabled, out of work and needed a cheaper way to shave. First thing I did was bought a str8 razor with busted scales so I had to learn scale making first. Next came the honing with hones that were not made for str8 razors so I ended up with edges that felt like I was shaving with 120 grit sandpaper. Needless to say learning to shave properly and painlessly came last. I later learned the proper order (learn to shave first) so my long learning curve took a very long time but I'm here to say.....I made it!

Hope to hear from some of you and your ideas and info in the future and maybe I can pass on a few hints and tips that some of you can use. Happy Shaving!

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 09-17-2014, 06:57 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Hello and welcome!

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 09-17-2014, 07:04 PM
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Welcome SiR!!

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 09-17-2014, 07:15 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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 09-18-2014, 12:15 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 09-18-2014, 03:59 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

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 09-18-2014, 04:24 AM
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Hello and welcome! I am on the fence myself about continuing to try to learn straights or not.

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 09-18-2014, 06:18 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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 09-18-2014, 06:23 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook! Smile

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 09-18-2014, 06:30 AM
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Hello. Biggrin

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 09-18-2014, 06:59 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN!

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 09-18-2014, 07:50 AM
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Hello and welcome!

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 09-18-2014, 08:07 AM
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Hello and welcome to TSN.

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 09-18-2014, 08:17 AM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Welcome aboard! Good place to enjoy the nuances of a good shave!
~Richard

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 09-18-2014, 08:26 AM
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(09-18-2014, 08:17 AM)geezer Wrote: Welcome aboard! Good place to enjoy the nuances of a good shave!
~Richard

Hi Richard! I knew there would be someone else here that I would know.....

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 09-18-2014, 09:21 AM
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Welcome! Glad you're on TSN. BTW, I love your intro; somehow I can relate.... Angel

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 09-18-2014, 10:25 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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Welcome, you sure are persevering even with the bad edges

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 09-18-2014, 12:44 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 09-18-2014, 03:02 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 09-19-2014, 12:50 AM
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Welcome to TSN

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