01-02-2015, 03:01 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Been a longtime lurker, so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Greg and yes, I'm a shaveaholic. I'm 41 and live in the Milwaukee WI area. I've been wet shaving for just over two years now and am sure like many of you, I do it mostly because I love the ritual. I actually feel bad when I can't take as long as I want and always look forward to my long weekend shaves. I also love the variety of it - brushes, soaps, blades, aftershaves, razors, mixing bowls and on and on...Picking out my SOTD in the morning just gets my day off to a good start.

I kicked off my collection when I received my Grandfathers 1966 Gillette Slim. I love that razor and had it re-plated in rhodium to ensure I would be able to pass it along to my son. I've since grown my collection and will probably continue to do so for many years to come..or I run out of money, or my wife tells me to stop (kidding on that one, she's very supportive of my habit actually).

I evangelize wet shaving any chance I get and encourage people that even if they don't want to go all in, a good shaving cream or soap and a $15 brush can really improve their shave and change their outlook on shaving in general. I smirk when I tell them they can save money by not buying those expensive cartridge razors :big grin:. People that I talk to about my addiction sometimes think I'm crazy, but I've gotten a few people to get started with it. I love giving advice along the way once they do.

Attaching a few intro pics of my shave den. And yes, I do put my soaps in what look like Chinese take out containers, I hate wasting product and don't like how soap runs all down the outside of the original containers...might be odd, but it works for me.

Thats pretty much it for now. Hope to do more than lurk in 2015...thanks for the forum to express myself and talk about a hobby that I really love.

Happy Shaving!
Greg

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 01-02-2015, 03:10 PM
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Welcome !!! Very nice setup

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 01-02-2015, 03:12 PM
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  • Rob W
  • Senior Member
  • Central IL, USA
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Welcome Greg. Looks like you have a great selection to choose from for your shaves.

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 01-02-2015, 03:24 PM
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Hello and welcome to the Shave Nook! Your den looks great Greg.

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 01-02-2015, 03:35 PM
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  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Greg, and enjoy your stay. Smile

You have a great setup and it is beautifully organized. Thumbsup

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 01-02-2015, 03:52 PM
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  • TheMonk
  • Super Moderator
  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN, Greg! That's an impressive den, congrats.

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 01-02-2015, 04:06 PM
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  • Johnny
  • MODERATOR EMERITUS
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Greg, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 01-02-2015, 04:19 PM
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  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
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Hello, Greg, welcome to TSN. I purchased a new slim in 1962 and a Fat Boy in 1964, then shaved with them for nearly the next 50 years. Great razors. I look forward to your SOTD photos.

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 01-02-2015, 04:28 PM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Greg, and beautifully organized den! Thumbup

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 01-02-2015, 04:41 PM
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Welcome, Greg. Very nice setup there. Runing out of room for my shaving stuff may actually push me to move into a bigger house at some point. Biggrin

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 01-02-2015, 04:42 PM
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Welcome

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 01-02-2015, 04:48 PM
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Welcome Greg. Very impressive display. I am very sympathetic to your problem.

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 01-02-2015, 06:41 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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Hi Greg, Welcome to the Shave Nook. Impressive set up!

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 01-02-2015, 06:46 PM
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  • ben74
  • Senior Member
  • Perth, Australia
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Welcome to the Nook Greg, great shave den!

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 01-02-2015, 07:44 PM
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  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
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Hi Greg! Welcome to the Nook. Sweet setup you've got there.

I know what you mean about the weekend shaves. They're much more pleasurable than the weekday-before-work shaves which I tend to rush through.

edit: sorry - that should read through which I tend to rush.

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 01-02-2015, 08:12 PM
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  • Agravic
  • Super Moderator
  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Greg.

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 01-02-2015, 08:56 PM
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  • okok
  • Still smiling
  • Indianapolis
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Welcome to the forum, Greg, from an Indiana member. We'll try to help you overcome your inhibition about buying some shaving items! Cool

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 01-02-2015, 10:55 PM
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  • Snuff
  • Senior Member
  • Belgium
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Welcome! You do realize that coming here as a shaveaholic is like going to a AA meeting in a bar?

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 01-03-2015, 01:45 AM
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Welcome Greg! Nice lookin' shave den.

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 01-03-2015, 01:50 AM
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  • MPH
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  • UK
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Welcome! Nice shaving stash!!!

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