09-27-2014, 11:54 AM
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So I did the introduction but I thought why not tell a little more about myself. I am an Air Force vet (A-10 Crew Chief). I have a 3 year old son who shall inherit my razors. Like i said in my intro, I have been DE shaving for 4 months. I started with a micro one touch, which I liked during the first week. Once the one touch stopped being good for me I picked up an EJ86. Within two months I purchased a Merkur 15c, Symmetry OC, and a FaTip Grande. I ended up giving my father my 15c and my grandfather the EJ86. I absolutely love aggressive razors, and more specifically OC razors. That brings me to my new love interest, Slants. I picked up an iKon DLC slant two weeks ago and I love it so much. It shaves wonderfully for me. Smooth like butter and very efficient. As far as soaps I prefer artisan soaps. I have HTGAM, Maggards, Dapper Dragon, and Razorock. The only mainstream soap Ive tried is TOBS sandalwood. Finally my brush preferences. I love boar brushes and starting to love synthetic brushes. I have an Omega 10066, 10065, Hi-Synthetic, EJ best badger, and I had a Semogue 620. The 620 was a wonderful brush. It just wasnt a brush I personally loved. I found I preferred my Omegas over the 620 so I gave that to my brother. Well this ended up being much longer than i thought it was going to be so thanks for reading. Take care gents and enjoy your weekend and shaves.


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 09-27-2014, 11:57 AM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 09-27-2014, 12:00 PM
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Hello and welcome to TSN.

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 09-27-2014, 12:05 PM
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Welcome aboard, and greetings from an ex-technician from RNoAF Biggrin

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 09-27-2014, 12:28 PM
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Wow it is wonderful to meet a fellow technician. What airframe did you work on?

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 09-27-2014, 12:30 PM
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Welcome Ron, and thanks for your service.

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 09-27-2014, 12:33 PM
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Welcome to the forum and happy shaving.

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 09-27-2014, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Shannon. I appreciate it.

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 09-27-2014, 01:03 PM
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(09-27-2014, 12:28 PM)Ron Page Wrote: Wow it is wonderful to meet a fellow technician. What airframe did you work on?

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Heavy maintenance and snags on the F-5A/B.
Heavy maintenance, first level maintenance and snags on the F16A/B blocks 10 and 15.
First line maintenance and snags on the Bell 412SP and HP.
First line maintenance on the Dassult Da-20.
Off the record heavy maintenance, first line maintenance, snags and crew chiefing on a privately owned deHaviland DH115.

Mostly flying a desk these days, turned into a REMF - but a pretty decent one if the guys up front are to be trusted Biggrin

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 09-27-2014, 01:44 PM
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Awesome brother! I did heavy maintenance on the A-10. Moved up to crash recovery/repare reclamation. I made sure I daddled in everything from sheet metal work all the way to a very small amount of electrical work. When i was in Korea I got a few opportunities to help do some work on the 16 , and it was a pain to work on. Thats about the extent of my airframe maintenance unfortunately.

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 09-27-2014, 02:39 PM
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Hello and welcome!

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 09-27-2014, 07:25 PM
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Hello and welcome, again! Smile

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 09-28-2014, 01:10 AM
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(09-27-2014, 01:44 PM)Ron Page Wrote: Awesome brother! I did heavy maintenance on the A-10. Moved up to crash recovery/repare reclamation. I made sure I daddled in everything from sheet metal work all the way to a very small amount of electrical work. When i was in Korea I got a few opportunities to help do some work on the 16 , and it was a pain to work on. Thats about the extent of my airframe maintenance unfortunately.

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The airframe that I found easiest to work with was the F5 - you could reach 90% of it from the ground, and the rest you could do while straddling the spine Biggrin The only real trouble was that I barely could fit myself and the tools inside the fuselage tanks to work in there... thankfully we had a short, skinny guy on the team that didn't mind that sort of work.

I kinda miss working maintance, but a string of events landed me in a very different job I enjoy even more - and wich gives me time to browse shaving gear on the side Wink

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 09-28-2014, 01:23 AM
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Yes sir the same situation here. I was constantly told that I could easily get my license to work on planes when I got out due to my experience. However the FAA had told me I have zero experience so I work a different job now.
The A-10 was the same as far as workability. You could reach quite a bit fairly easily from the ground. However when I started rigging and removing flight controls that obviously wasnt as easy to do from the ground. Like you brother I do miss it. The rumble of an engine is extremely satisfying, especially when you had a hand in tearing a jet apart and putting it back together.

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 09-28-2014, 05:27 AM
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Hello, welcome to: "The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.


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 09-28-2014, 06:51 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Ron, again!

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 09-28-2014, 07:25 AM
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Welcome and thank you for your service. Enjoy the Nook!

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 09-28-2014, 10:03 AM
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Welcome to the Nook, Ron. And thank you for your service!

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 09-28-2014, 02:42 PM
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  • freddy
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After only four months, Ron, your shaving equipment is really solid. It's nice to know that you pass on to others shaving gear you no longer use.

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 09-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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Thank you all for the warm welcomes, and gratitude for my service. Freddy I honestly just wanted to pass foward this great hobby/art form that we all so very much enjoy. Not to mention my Grandfather got a huge kick to see that I was shaving the way he did when he was younger. Not sure if he likes the EJ86 since i have not talked to him since i gave it to him.

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