04-28-2015, 03:35 PM
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Is it a trend passing with the weather, 
to go away and come back another day?

Or A trend setter slowly forging the way?

What makes your scuttle the best it can be?



Professional Potter, amateur shaver

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 04-28-2015, 04:02 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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As soon as I used my first scuttle (SRD) I was hooked and have never gone back. 

I have used and own
Georgetown G20- nice, clean lines ridges for lathering, keeps brush warm

Moss scuttle - frogs eyebrow is a neat color, good looking pot, thought the seams would be nicer, good job of keeping the brush warm

Scharzweisskeramik - awesome heat and very smooth lines, beautiful pot with ridges for lathering

Various etsy pots - most lacked enough water capacity to keep the lather warm through the shave but we're well made. 

What do I look for?  Warmth comes from over 12oz of hot water,  good seams that are not going to cut me. A color choice that goes well with my den.   Room enough to move the brush a bit, ridges, bumps, or dimples for creating lather. 

I wish Jays clays was making his bowls into scuttles. His bowl, ridges, shapes are unique and if I do go bowl for a day that is where I will make my lather. 

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 04-28-2015, 04:36 PM
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(04-28-2015, 03:35 PM)Parlourpottery Wrote: Is it a trend passing with the weather, 
to go away and come back another day?

Or A trend setter slowly forging the way?

What makes your scuttle the best it can be?



Professional Potter, amateur shaver

I have a Robert Becker scuttle 005.very well made and a pleasure to use. I think he has retired.Been using the scuttle for the past two years and have found for me this is the best way to lather.                        

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 04-28-2015, 04:49 PM
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(04-28-2015, 04:02 PM)jtmke Wrote: As soon as I used my first scuttle (SRD) I was hooked and have never gone back. 

I have used and own
Georgetown G20- nice, clean lines ridges for lathering, keeps brush warm

Moss scuttle - frogs eyebrow is a neat color, good looking pot, thought the seams would be nicer, good job of keeping the brush warm

Scharzweisskeramik - awesome heat and very smooth lines, beautiful pot with ridges for lathering

Various etsy pots - most lacked enough water capacity to keep the lather warm through the shave but we're well made. 

What do I look for?  Warmth comes from over 12oz of hot water,  good seams that are not going to cut me. A color choice that goes well with my den.   Room enough to move the brush a bit, ridges, bumps, or dimples for creating lather. 

I wish Jays clays was making his bowls into scuttles. His bowl, ridges, shapes are unique and if I do go bowl for a day that is where I will make my lather. 
Thanks for all the specifics about your scuttles especially the water capacity note. May I ask do you prefer to whisk the scuttle on the counter or in hand?

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 04-28-2015, 04:58 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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I keep the scuttle on the counter but do find handles nice for filling and cleaning. 

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 05-01-2015, 02:52 AM
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Scuttle and warm lather is nice year round, except on those very hot and muggy days in summer when I shave with cold water.

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 05-01-2015, 02:54 AM
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I was thinking of getting one myself but was looking for one that the top can be plugged. Any good names in manufacturerso other then Georgetown Pottery?

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 09-06-2015, 08:42 AM
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I typically face lather and haven't considered a scuttle until this year.
I browsed a few threads here & there over a few weeks time and ended up ordering a GP G20.
The water capacity seems important in maintaining temperature, and a lot of folks appreciate the plug to help contain the water and avoid spills.

I ordered a 2nd and when the weather turns I'll break it out and give it a whirl.

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 09-06-2015, 08:47 AM
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I use a scuttle every shave.  Whether face lathering or using the scuttle as my shave bowl.  Love the warm lather.

Ed

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 09-06-2015, 08:47 AM
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I face lather and use my Georgetown G12 to start the process with a warm lather.

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 09-06-2015, 04:22 PM
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Love my Georgetown Pottery G20. The size is perfect for heat retention, and the bowl size allows plenty of space for building lather. I also like the stopper so that I can dump excess water runoff back into the soap dish while loading without dumping the heating water.

That said the handle needs to be more of a sturdy grip shape to accommodate the water weight than the traditional mug loop. Handsome, but not as ergonomic.

I am always looking for new stuff.

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 09-06-2015, 05:08 PM
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I own a G20, very nice, but I use it very sparingly.  I keep it around for those winter days.

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 09-06-2015, 05:53 PM
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My wife bought me a "Dirty Bird" scuttle a couple of years ago when I started straight razor shaving. I really like mine.  I like having warm lather, especially in the winter time, however, I use it all year long.  It's just a part or my shaving ritual.....

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 09-06-2015, 06:02 PM
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ditto on the dirty bird

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 09-06-2015, 07:59 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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As a face latherer (100% of the time) my dirty bird brush scuttle is the only non-rotating part of every shave.

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 09-06-2015, 08:07 PM
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I have a bowl made by Fine, but I face lather most of the time and use the bowl for test lathering new soaps. I would like to try a scuttle some day and could see myself using it to enjoy the warmer lather they produce.

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 09-10-2015, 08:16 AM
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I have a G20 that I use on every shave. Now I am looking into the Dirty Bird but fear that the 1.5 is too big for my den. Does a member own both and can let me know size wise what I am looking at.

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 09-11-2015, 03:45 AM
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  • leonidas
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......my scuttle.......... she only for cold weather...........

.........in warm weather, i put her away............

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 09-11-2015, 04:11 AM
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I have a Moss and Georgetown G12 Scuttle, they are both great performers, just heavy to hold and not easy to grip sometimes
even though Bombay is hot most of the time, the feeling of warm soap being lathered on your face, is simply divine.
I also experience a much smoother shave the day I use my scuttle to lather.


raj

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 09-11-2015, 04:26 AM
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(09-06-2015, 08:47 AM)LookingGlass Wrote: I use a scuttle every shave.  Whether face lathering or using the scuttle as my shave bowl.  Love the warm lather.

Ed

 Same here.  It's an unnecessary luxury, but I enjoy having mine.

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